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Level 2 Animal Care Companion or Zoo and Wildlife Pathway

Overview

On this course students will learn about animal care and develop the skills needed to care for and handle a variety of animals.

Description

Companion Pathway

This study programme will focus on animal care and develop the skills you need to care for and handle a variety of animals. The programme will involve lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the animal unit and work experience, but with emphasis placed upon companion (pet) type of animals.

Course Themes
• Plan and monitor animal feeding and accommodation
• Animal behaviour
• Animal health, biology and welfare
• Handling, breeds and grooming
• Work experience placement
• English and maths


Zoo Pathway

Includes animal care across a variety of animals, but also extends to studying and experiences with zoo animals and large animals.

Course Themes
• Animal health and handling of zoo and large animals
• British wildlife habitats
• Principles of animal biology, health and welfare
• Plan and monitor animal feeding and accommodation
• Work experience placement
• English and maths


Includes animal care across a variety of animals, but also extends to studying and experiences with zoo animals and large animals.

Why Choose Us?

All students studying Level 2 animal care and Level 3 animal management have exciting opportunities to work alongside professional keeping staff in our award winning Wildlife Park, which has been voted ‘Newcomer of the year’ award this year. This ever expanding resource allows students to practice and develop skills in preparation for working in industry.

As well as this, we have good links with professionals within the animal industry, who participate in delivering employer engagement activities to broaden our students experiences and understanding of different careers.

 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, Maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress on to a Level 3 in Animal Management pathways.

Potential career pathways:

> Kennel/cattery worker
> Pet store assistant
> Welfare charity worker
> Dog groomer
> Trainee veterinary nurse
> Animal care technician
> Animal rescue centre staff
> Trainee zookeeper
> Zoologist
> Animal conservationist
> Ornithologist
> Research associate
> General worker (zoo)
> Assistant warden
> Wildlife assistant
> Quarantine establishment
> Animal trainer
> Dog grooming assistant
> Animal welfare officer
> Lab technician
 

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
York,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277
enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk