Animal Care Level 2

Course code: EFCM101P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 2

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 1st Jul 2022

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 208148

This one year, full-time Level 2 course combines both theory and practical animal-related work to cover the key areas of routine management and welfare for animals. You will get to work with a range of animals including reptiles, alpacas, meerkats and the farm animals. You will learn how to carry out daily husbandry tasks, carry out full health checks and how to improve animal welfare. Whilst developing your practical skills the course will also help you to develop other employability skills like safe working and working in a team. You will also have the opportunity to get hands-on with the lambing of the college sheep. Your study is supported by a number of trips and visits to external animal collections.

Assessment for the Extended Certificate is by internally assessed coursework, which includes both written and practical assessments. The Technical Certificate has externally set and marked examinations. Students will be undertaking a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, Tutorials, Enrichment and Work Experience. These are essential skills for employment.

The course covers 5 core modules:

• Animal health and welfare
• Animal feeding and accommodation
• Animal behaviour and handling
• Working in the animal care industry
• Health and safety for the land-based industries

Plus optional units to be chosen by the tutor from the following:

• Basic principles of animal biology
• Introduction to animal breeds and grooming
• Caring for zoo animals
On successful completion at Merit level, and showing the ability to work at Level 2 literacy, you may be suitable for progressing to a Level 3 course such as the Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management.
4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths, English and a Science subject plus a successful interview and assessment day at Common Leys Farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme. OR a pass in a level 1 vocational qualification, functional skills in English and Maths at minimum of E3, successful interview and assessment day at Common Leys Farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the course.
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.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. 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 cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £1,250.00
Exam Fee: £95.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £1,425.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care OR
Level 2 City and Guilds Extended Certificate in Animal Care (30 credits)