Animal Care

City & Guilds Technical Certificate , Level 2
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Did you know!

  • Taught by industry professionals
  • Certified by City and Guilds
  • Includes a variety of units

Course Information


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


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.

Transport to Temple Newsam

There is a campus bus organised by the department, this departs at 8.40am
from Leeds Bus Station and picks learners up at 4.30pm. The bus is payable
onboard or termly, the cost is £5 per learner per week. Learners can book the
bus when they have enrolled on a course with us. For learners on bursary they
will be issued a free bus pass once their bursary application is

Course units/modules

Modules include (subject to change)

  • The principles of animal biology
  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Feeding and accommodation
  • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation

Benefits and 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 at grade 3 or a Level 1 land based qualification

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include a level 3 qualification or relevant employment.

Assessment types

Practical assessments, assignments, synoptic and an exam.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78885-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Animal care services occupations n.e.c.

    Average Salary
  • Veterinarians

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  • Human resources and industrial relations officers

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