Animal Care Technical Diploma BTEC Level 2

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Develop your practical animal care knowledge further and learn how to prepare feed and select appropriate accommodation for various animals.

Course Information

Take your practical skills and knowledge to the next level with this
course. You will learn how to maintain animals’ health and wellbeing. You will
also learn to prepare feed and select accommodation appropriate for the needs of
different animals. This course offers a great way to turn your love of animals
into a rewarding career.


Who is this course for?

This qualification is for learners who want to start a career in animal care. It is designed for post-16 learners and can be taken as part of a wider study programme. It is ideal for learners intending to progress directly to employment in animal care or an animal care Apprenticeship (BTEC).

Units / Modules

This course include modules but not limited to:

  • Practical animal health
  • Introduction to biology and animal health
  • Work placement
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal behaviour assessment and safe handling
  • Feeding, accommodation and movement of animals

Benefits / Skills

  • Prepare and provide feed and water for animals.
  • Select and prepare accommodation tailored to animals’ needs.
  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures.
  • Safely control and restrain animals minimising risk to you and the animal.
  • Academic skills preparing you for further study

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs, including English and maths at grade 3, or you have completed a Level 1 land-based qualification.

Career Progression

Progression may include a level 3 qualification or relevant employment.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Certified by BTEC


Taught by industry professionals


Includes a variety of units

School of Land & Animal Sciences
Leeds City College
Leeds City College