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Apprenticeship Standard in Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Level 2

Ashington Campus
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Apprenticeship Standard in Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Level 2

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Who is the course for?

All ages, in paid employment.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

Capable of completing level 2 maths and English as determined by diagnostic screening.

What will I study on the course?

UK and EU Animal related legislation, current legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, Codes of Practice and ethics relevant to the workplace and the health and welfare of animals, the species/breeds specific to your role and common characteristics, signs that indicate potential problems with animals health and welfare and the actions that should be taken. The types of basic medication, routes of administering medication, safe handling and disposal of medication. Animal first aid, urgent, ongoing and preventive care. Accommodation and environment requirements that are suitable and safe for animals. The use of different cleaning materials and equipment, feeding, watering and basic nutrition and characteristics of foodstuffs. how to safely approach/handle/restrain/move animals.

Pathway options are: Animal Interaction and Handling, Rehoming; Movement and Transportation; Operational/Reception Duties; Breeding; Zoos, Aquaria and Exotics; Working Dog Handler; Wildlife Rehabilitation, Veterinary Care Support.

Bespoke programmes delivered mainly in the workplace and college attendance at Kirkley Hall Campus.

Progress reviews take place every 8 12 weeks. An End Point Assessment made up of Practical Observation, a Knowledge Test and a Professional Discussion Informed by Portfolio.

Apprenticeship Standard in Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Level 2

Please check the College apprenticeship vacancies section to for current opportunities or contact local employers to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship with them. You must be employed in a relevant role to complete an Apprenticeship.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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