Practical Animal Care (ABC) Certificate Level 2

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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. You’ll be assessed via coursework and practical work, there are no exams


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

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.
  • Entry Requirements

    GCSE English at grades 4 and 3 for maths and remaining GCSEs or a Practical Animal Care Skills 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

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Labour Market

    There are 1,836 jobs in the animal care and vetinary science sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I really enjoy the course because I learn a lot and it is very hands-on. It encourages me to work hard.” - Daisy Wilson Land & Animal Sciences student _________________________________________________________________________ “I am really enjoying my course so far, especially working with the reptiles.” - Red Purkiss Land & Animal Sciences student
    School of Land & Animal Sciences
    Leeds City College
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