Intermediate Apprenticeship in Work-Based Animal Care

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Animal Conservation and Welfare AC135A05/19/1 Apprenticeship

Course Information

Would you like a career working with animals but don’t want to be in the classroom full-time? An Apprenticeship in Work-based Animal Care can help you into a rewarding profession that is much more like a way of life than a job.

The world is changing fast. With fierce competition for jobs, you must have top skills. As an Apprentice you earn while you learn, getting a recognised qualification to springboard you into your future.

You will receive training and mentoring in the workplace which will be guided and supported by your college co-ordinator. This training will link to theory and practical duties you complete during your college day. Here you will work with reptiles, birds, small mammals, farm animals and birds of prey. You work for an animal care employer/establishment and come to college one day a week where you will learn theory and practical skills with a variety of animals.


  • L2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care
Course Content
  • You will follow a Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care with several optional pathways: Dog Grooming, Pet Retail, Wildlife, Animal Care & Welfare.

    At work you will perfect and develop these new skills: Promote health and wellbeing of animals , Deliver basic treatments, Prepare and maintain accommodation, Restrain animals , Feed and exercise animals.
Entry Requirements
  • English and maths GCSE at Grade E/2 or above or level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths.

    Learners must achieve level 1 Functional Skills English and maths prior to completion of this apprenticeship.

    You should be keen to learn new skills and have an enthusiasm for the subject. You will be required to find suitable, relevent employment.
Next Steps
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Management.
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant dog groomer
    Animal welfare assistant
    Pet shop assistant/Retail assistant
    Farm park assistant
    Animal technician
    Kennel/Cattery assistant"

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Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.