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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care (Myerscough College)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care (Myerscough College)

Our Animal Management Course in partnership with Myerscough featured on BBC Cumbria.

Course Content

What Modules will you Study?

Course modules: 

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
  • Working in the Animal Care Industry
  • Animal Feeding and Accommodation
  • Animal Breeds and Grooming
  • The Principles of Animal Biology
  • British Wildlife Species, Habitats and Rehabilitation
  • Health and Safety in the Land-based Industry

Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour.

Course Aims

The City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate study programme provides a detailed introduction to animal care and husbandry combining practical based training with sound theoretical knowledge. The modules, which are listed below, will be delivered using a wide variety of methods including lectures, practical work, demonstrations and self-study. The course provides the flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development within the animal care industry. The course is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine a practical based training programme with sound theoretical knowledge.

Click here to view this course on Myerscough College's website.

What qualification will I achieve?

Students achieve the L2 Certificate at the end of Year1.

How long is the course?

One year

How will I learn?

Stduents attend Mysercough College once a week to gain practical experience. They will travel to the to the specialist land-based education provider, jsut outside Preston, one day a week on a bus with travel paid for by college. 

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used these will include assignments, practical work synoptic assessments and formal examinations.

This qualification is assessed through a mixture of external and internal assessment.


Are there any additional costs?

Contributions to trips and visits (approx. £50)

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

3 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or equivalent, including English, Maths and Science (or related subject).

(check FE Admission guide for changes and equivalencies)

It is strongly recommended for applicants to gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector in order ensure that they are fully prepared for the expectations of the study programme and gain a realistic insight of the animal industry. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk


What opportunities will this lead to?

Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.

Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.

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