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Animal Care Certificate Level 2

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ANI-AW2
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


There are many different career paths within the animal care sector. This course aims to give you the skills and knowledge relevant to a career working with animals.


You will study units covering both theoretical and practical aspects of animals and their care including a unit on animal biology where you will study cells, tissues and organs in animals and their functions. There will also be practical and theoretical work on animal health and welfare, including how animal health is assessed, common diseases and prevention.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment for this course is through assignments for each of the units and a portfolio of work including evidence of practical tasks that have been carried out.

You will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* grade. This qualification is equivalent to two GCSEs and you will need to study three other Level 2 qualifications alongside, including English and Maths, if you do not already have them at a grade 4 or above.

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs at grades 3/2. 

Your next steps...

If you are successful, you could progress onto Level 3 courses including the Level 3 Animal Management course. Alternatively, you could seek employment or an apprenticeship.


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