Level 2 Award

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This course is ideal for those who work or want to work in the animal care sector to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression to higher level qualifications.

During the course you will develop the skills and experience to:

  • Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals
  • Deliver basic treatments to animals 
  • Select and prepare accommodation for animals
  • Control and restrain animals
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment 
  • Prepare and provide feed and water to animals
  • Handle animals to enable them to work effectively 


  • Plumpton College overalls
  • Plumpton College tunic
  • Steel toe cap boots
  • Long trousers and a long sleeve top

Please note that hair must be tied back and body piercings must be removed for all practical sessions in the Animal Managment Centre.


The units will be assessed by:

  • The gathering of work-based evidence into a portfolio.  
  • Independent Assessment Test (Multiple Choice) 
  • Practical based assessment in the Animal Management Centre
Entry Requirements:

Three GCSEs grades 1-9 or equivalent

Dates & Location:
  • 15th June - 28th June 2020

Monday - Thursday for two weeks (0900-1630) plus one full weekend during the course (0830-1700)

Plumpton College


Course 1: Fridays for eight weeks (0900-1630 - not including Easter Break) plus one full weekend during the course 0830-1700
Course 2: Monday - Thursday for two weeks (0900-1630) plus one full weekend during the course (0830-1700)


Course Fee £255

Future Opportunities

On completion of this course you will have a understanding of some of the principles and practices behind animal care, which will stand you in good stead when looking for employment within an animal care environment such as a kennels, cattery or rescue centre. Following the course you may wish to pursue further study by progressing onto:

  • The Level 2 Diploma Apprenticeship in Work-based Animal Care
  • The Level 2 First Award in Animal Care
  • The Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care
  • The Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Animal Management

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