Animal Care Diploma – Level 2


Our Technical Certificate in Animal Care is designed to help you recognise the signs of health, welfare and feeding for a variety of animals. Throughout the course you will work with a number of different species of animals including, ferrets, goats, reptiles and chickens. You will also study the care of exotic animals, exploring, sourcing and transporting the different species along with preparing and maintaining appropriate accommodation.

You'll get an introduction to important topics in Animal Care - you can choose from things like feeding and handlings, looking after their accommodation and understanding their health and welfare.You will also cover the science behind animal behaviour, take part in work experience and have the opportunity to gain valuable, transferable skills.


  • What will be studied
    • Behaviour and Handling 

    • Maintain Health and Welfare 

    • British Wildlife 

    • Working in the Animal Care Industry 

    • Feeding and Accommodation 

    • Biology 

  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to gain a place on this course, you will need:

    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 3-9  or above,
    • You must also have a science or a Level 1 Diploma in a related subject, such as Animal or Land based Studies
    • A passion for caring for animals 
    • A reference and successful interview please add
  • Where does this course lead to?

    There are so many career possiblities once you have this qualification under your belt! After you've gone through and completed Level 3 Animal Care with KC, you can start looking at careers such as:

    Animal Centre/Shelter Worker, Kennel or Cattery Worker, Pet Shop Assistant, Farm Worker (livestock), Animal Physiotherapist, Animal Technician, Applied Animal Behaviourist, Dog Trainer, Kennel Worker, Zoo Keeper

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this one year course you will achieve a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

  • How will this course be delivered?

    All practical and theory elements of the course will take place at WMSP

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment for this Level 2 Technical Certificate will revolve around internal assessments, both written and practical, externally set exams and practical assessments. Moderation will be externally assessed by City & Guilds.

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Notepad
    • Food for the day

    Due to the nature of the course, you will be spending a considerable amount of time outside and in potentially adverse weather conditions. We ask that you bare this in mind and dress appropriately , warmly and invest in some waterproofs. You will require your own set of overalls and sturdy boots for all practical activities.

  • Exam Board:
    City & Guilds

    After you've completed KC's Animal Care Level 2 Diploma, you can move on to:

    • KC Animal Care Level 3
    • KC Animal Care Level 3 Extended 


Start Date : September 2022 End Date : June 2023 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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