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    Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Animal Care

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    This technical qualification has been designed by employers to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant technical skills, which combine both theory and practical aspects.

    Course Information

    • Qualification: Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Animal Care
    • Course Code: E10190 / O10190
    • Start Date: 07/09/2020
    • Duration: 1 year (3 days a week)
    • Campus: Easton, Otley
    • Entry requirements: You will need to have achieved four GCSES at grade 3 (D) including English and science if you wish to undertake this programme of study.

    Course Content

    • Animal health and welfare
    • Animal feeding and accommodation
    • Animal behaviour and handling
    • Work experience in an animal care related business

    You will also study additional optional topics, including:

    • Animal nursing
    • Animal biology
    • Caring for exotics
    • Caring for zoo animals

    To achieve this Level 2, you will be required to complete a synoptic assignment, externally marked exam on the mandatory units, biological systems exam, plus assignments for the optional units.

    As part of your Study Programme you must also complete 150 hours of work experience alongside attendance at college to achieve this qualification. Typical placements may include kennels, catteries, pet shops, farms, farm parks, zoos, animal sanctuaries, animal rescue centres and veterinary practices.

    Upon successful completion at Merit, you could progress to Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management or at Pass to Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care (Zoos/Wildlife).

    The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care may also lead to the following employment opportunities:

    • Animal/dog groomer
    • Pet shop assistant/retail assistant
    • Animal care assistant
    • Kennel and cattery worker
    • Animal boarding assistant

    Applications for Further Education full time, access to HE, apprenticeships and part time courses are made online. Go on to the relevant course page and click on the 'Apply Now' button to start the application process. Applications for short courses are made by contacting the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556. Higher Education programme applications should be made via UCAS in the first instance, UCAS website

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    Students aged 19 ( as of 31 August) and above can study any of our part time or short courses as well as our Access to Higher Education and Higher Education programme. Some of floristry, horticulture and arboriculture courses may also be available to adult learners. Please contact the College Admissions Team for more information, 08000 224556. Adult learning

    Yes, you can speak to the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who can provide general course choice advice and guidance or you can drop in to one of our Course Advice Days.

    Course Advice Days are normally held on Saturday morning's from 9am-12pm. They provide an excellent opportunity to speak to course tutors, find out more about the courses we offer, have a tour of the facilities and speak to Student Services about any non academic questions like transport or bursaries. Dates are advertised on our website. Course Advice Day

    We also have our campus open days, known as a 'Big Day Out' which take place in the summer term. Both campuses and facilities are available for you to explore, speak to tutors and students, watch demonstrations and have a go at activities. If you like what you see you can also make an application on the day. Details on the Big Day Out will be advertised on our website nearer the time

    Please see the following links for more information on applying for your bus pass;Easton transport information or Otley transport information

    Please contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who will be able to advise of any future interview dates and rebook your interview to a suitable date.

    To cancel your application pleae contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 or use the contact us form on our website.

    The College Admissions Team will send out letters to all students aged 19 and over, on relevant courses, providing all the information needed from Easton & Otley College to enable you to make an online application with Student Finance England. These letters will be sent out during the summer term.

    Applications for the college bursary are made online. You should make sure that you read the guidance notes prior to making an application to ensure that you are eligible. Further information can be found on Financial Support

    For students resident in England and aged 18 and under on 31 August, before they are due to start their course in September, then your full time course fees are fully funded. For students aged 19 and over, and those looking to study a short course, please contact the College Admissions Team for more details on 08000 224556.