BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care

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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 that is appropriate for the needs of different animals.

Course Information

This 1 year BTEC qualification is taught at Temple Newsam home farm in our industry standard facilities. The course will include both practical and theory elements assessed using a variety of methods.

Assessment types:

This course is assessed by practical assessments, internally set assignments and externally set tasks.


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 an ideal qualification for learners intending to progress directly to employment in animal care, or to 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

4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or successful completion of a land based level 1 qualification.

Career Progression

Progression may include a level 3 qualification or relevant employment.

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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
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