Animal Care Level 2

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code 11409
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Take your first step towards a career working with animals by gaining the knowledge and practical skills for a job role within the animal care industry.


This course will help to develop your knowledge and skills of general animal care, which is vital for anyone wishing to work within the animal care sector.

The animal collection at Taylor Hill is varied and you will develop skills in handling, welfare and health of the different types of animals, for example, reptiles, birds and small mammals. The course also involves a unit which allows you to develop your knowledge and skills in animal grooming. You will focus on grooming dogs and skills in bathing, health checks and grooming.

You will learn about the design and requirements of animal accommodation and undertake practical sessions such as cleaning, health checks and feeding to ensure the animals are safe and healthy.

You will learn about different jobs and how to search for specific jobs in animal care. Work experience forms part of this course and many students work at kennels, catteries, animal grooming parlours, pet shops, veterinary practices and stables.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations and practical work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 3 or above and maths at 2 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 3 or above.

Your next steps...

You could move on to employment within the industry, including animal collections, kennels, catteries, pet shops, animal welfare establishments, animal grooming parlours and veterinary nursing.