Animal and Equine Transition Programme Level 2

Course code: EFCV250P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:00am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday

11th Sep 2023 - 5th Jul 2024

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 208 148

The course is designed to support you to achieve the formal L2 Technical diploma whilst focussing on employability skills and progression to the T= Level in Animal Care and Management.
This one year, full-time Level 2 course combines both theory and practical animal and equine -related work to cover the key areas of routine management and welfare.
Animal and Equine students are taught together for key modules and split out into their specialisms for the more specialist subjects.
Animal students will get to work with a range of animals including reptiles, alpacas, meerkats and the farm animals. Equine students will get hands on experience with our riding school horses’, broodmares and foals.
You will learn how to carry out daily husbandry tasks, carry out full health checks and how to improve welfare. Whilst developing your practical skills the course will also help you to develop other employability skills such as communication, safe working and working in a team. Your study is supported by a number of trips and visits to key employers to enhance your learning experience.

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include: • Maintain animal health and welfare • Animal feeding and accommodation • Animal behaviour and handling • Working in the animal care industry • Health & safety • Work experience (150 hours) Optional units will be selected from the list below by the curriculum team based on employer feedback and skills needs: • Animal nursing • Animal breeds and grooming • The principles of animal biology • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation • Care of exotic animals • Caring for zoo animals • Caring for ornamental aquatics • Kennels and catteries • Caring for horses • Presentation and service for retailing in the land-based sector • Environmental land-based business • Introduction to caring for livestock Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include: • Equine health and welfare • Health & safety • Working in the equine industry • Horse tack and equipment • Routine stable duties • Feeding and watering horses • Horse handling and grooming • Introduction to lungeing • Work experience (150 hours)Optional units will be selected from the list below by the curriculum team based on employer feedback and skills needs:• Equine anatomy and physiology • Horse behaviour • Riding horses on the flat • Riding horses for exercise • Keeping horses at grass • Assisting with the care of competition horses • Assisting with the transportation of horses • Land and environmental business

Progression would be the T-Level in Animal Care and Management
4 GCSEs at grade 3 and above to include English or Maths and Science.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is are additional costs of in the region of £75 for protective clothing and trip fee costs of £65. Students may be eligible for a student bursary to help with these costs. (Costs are given for guidance only.)As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search ""Fees and Bursaries"" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

L2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care or Equine Studies.
Assessment is via a multiple choice technical exam and a hoolistic synoptic assessment that is both practical and written.
Animal students will develop knowledge and practical skills of caring for a range of animals Students will have the opportunity to work in a commercial setting on the farm, within the dog Grooming Parlour and in the Canine Hydrotherapy Centre. Equine students will develop knowledge and practical skills of caring for a range of horses. Students will have the opportunity to work in a commercial setting on our Thoroughbred stud and within the riding school as well as within our Equine Events Centre.