Level 2


This course is designed to provide you with a broad education in Animal Care as a basis for Further Education courses at college and for moving into relevant employment afterwards.

Its aim is to develop learner’s theory and practical skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of many different aspects of animal husbandry and natural history (as well as including numeracy, literacy and IT skills) which learners will need to progress on to other courses or to work in the Animal Care Industry.


  • Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Principles and Practices of Animal Establishments.
Entry Requirements:


2 years, part-time

one day per week


Luc Green

14 - 16 alumni

Luc progressed from the 14 - 16 level 1 course to take the level 2 and then 3 in Animal Care, achieving 'Top Student' on the 14-16 course. 


You’ve got a fantastic animal management unit to discover here at Plumpton where you’ll be able to experience the latest technology and equipment. Each of the different animals requires a certain level of care so you’ll be able to experience managing different environments.

  • All types of animal care management

We cater for an extensive range of animals: from amphibians to birds, fish to livestock, mammals to reptiles.

  • Extensive farming facilities for you to discover

You’ll be able to develop invaluable practical handling skills at our Plumpton College farm site which manages a huge range of livestock. 

  • The perfect learning environment for your studies

We’ve got great facilities for you to work in and develop your practical skills no matter what course you’re studying.

Future Opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 course, you could progress onto Animal Management Level 3, an apprenticeship or appropriate employment in the industry.

Careers include working in a cattery, kennel, pet shop, rescue centre or zoo.

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