Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Management - Writtle University College

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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About the Course

This Level 2 course is ideal if you have little experience of working with animals. It combines theoretical subjects with practical activities and projects. You will develop practical animal handling skills and gain an understanding of the basic care of a wide range of animal species.

Areas of Study

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Animal feeding and accommodation
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • Undertake work related experience in the land-based
  • Animal nursing
  • The principles of animal biology
  • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation
  • Caring for exotic animals

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-3 or Grade A*-D
  • Must include English and Maths at no less than Grade 3 or Grade D and Science at Grade D
  • Either English or Maths must be at a minimum of Grade 4 or Grade C
  • 5 Days of work placement in an animal related establishment and a satisfactory reference from them
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer
Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Work Placements

The programme includes a module of work experience. This should be in the animal or supporting industries. A portfolio of evidence of the placement will need to be completed, aspects of which will involve employers observations. This element will count towards the final grade and should be completed throughout the programme.

Method of Assessment

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
  • One externally-set, externally-moderated assignment
  • One externally-set, externally-marked exam, sat under examination conditions
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Four externally-set and internally-marked assessments
  • Practical Assessments

After Completion of Your Course...

You can progress to a higher level qualification, subject to meeting entry requirements, such as the Level 3 Advanced Technical Levels. Alternatively, the course could lead to employment opportunities or an apprenticeship.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year

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A minimum of five days work experience in an animal related placement before the course is also required.




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