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Qualification name Diploma in Animal Care
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost description Usual concessions and support available. More information is available on the college website.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

If you are interested in working with animals and have a caring personality, this is the course for you.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English Language and Mathematics or Science or a Level 1 qualification and a willingness to work in all conditions. Previous employment with animals will help your application. You must also have evidence of a recent tetanus vaccination.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed by exams for a few units, as well as coursework for the remainder of the units. This will include tasks such as fact sheets, posters, reports and practical animal husbandry tasks. Coursework includes producing written assignments and projects. You will also undertake practical work in the College Animal Unit and offsite at an equine establishment.

You may wish to go on to the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management or go straight into employment. You may find employment at your work experience placements. You may also undertake further training whilst employed as a veterinary nurse, a dog groomer, in kennel management or in pet shop management. You must achieve a Distinction overall to move onto Level 3 Animal Management.

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Name HSDC: South Downs Campus
Address College Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO7 8AA
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Phone 023 9279 7979
Website https://www.hsdc.ac.uk
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