Who is this course for?
There is a waiting list for this course. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Jean England on 608515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The animal care qualification is for anyone interested in a career working with animals. You may be just starting out, or already working with animals and looking to get some valuable training. The course is also ideal for pet owners who are keen to expand their knowledge and provide their own animal with a high standard of care.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You don’t need any previous qualifications or experience to get started. However, a place on the course is subject to a successful interview.
How long is this course?
The City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care is a one-year part-time course. It runs on Tuesday evenings for 33 weeks over the academic year during terms plus two Saturdays, commencing 19th September 2017, 6.00pm to 9.00pm.
What will I study on this course?
The course focuses on the major principles and practices of animal care and welfare. You will study two units: Maintain Animal Health and Welfare and Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling.
Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of animal health and welfare and how these can be applied in practice. Upon successful completion, you will:
1. Be able to monitor and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals
2. Know how to promote and maintain the welfare of animals
3. Know common diseases and disorders, their prevention and treatment
4. Know the practices and principles of animal first aid
Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling
This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of animal behaviour and handling and how these can be applied in practice. Upon successful completion, you will:
1. Know the difference between normal and abnormal behaviour in animals
2. Be able to monitor behaviour in a range of animals
3. Be able to handle and restrain animals safely
4. Know how to handle and restrain animals safely
What Qualification will I gain?
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care
How is the course assessed?
You will complete assignments covering practical skills and underpinning knowledge.
What does this course lead on to?
You may be able to:
1. Progress to a Level 3 course
2. Find work with animals as a kennel/cattery worker, pet store assistant or welfare charity worker
How much will it cost?
Course fees are £715, including City & Guilds registration. As there is a full day at Durrell you may need to pay the entrance fee to the Park if you do not already have a membership.
How can I find out more?
There will be an Open Evening on at the JSPCA Animals’ Shelter, St Saviour’s Road.