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BTEC Animal Care

BTEC Animal Care Level 2

This is a course aimed at those who wish to work with animals in the future. It involves theory work on a range of animal topics which are set out below. There is a significant element of practical work in the course which is also assessed so be prepared to get your hands dirty!

We currently keep hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, an axolotl, a tortoise and pygmy goats. Our range of animals can vary and we are always looking to widen it.

Your work is presented in a wide range of formats and can include photographs and video footage. There is a lot of scope to include work you do with animals outside of school including your own pets.

The course is offered at 3 levels;

Level 2 Certificate

At this level students study 2 units;

  • Maintain Animal Accommodation
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare

Level 2 Extended Certificate

At this level students study 5 units of work;

  • Maintain Animal Accommodation Undertake
  • Practical Animal Feeding
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
  • Understand the Basic Principles of Animal Biology

Level 2 Diploma

At this level students study 7 units of work;

  • Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries Maintain Animal Accommodation
  • Undertake Practical Animal Feeding Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
  • Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Introduction to Animal Breeds and Grooming Understand the Basic Principles of Animal Biology

All students begin on the extended certificate.