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Animal Management

Level 2 City and Guilds Extended Certificate in Animal Care

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year introductory course to animal care covers a range of units including animal behaviour, feeding, accommodation and health. Upon completing the course, you can progress to our Level 3 course in Animal Management or into employment.

Course Content

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practice and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Animal Health
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Handling
  • Work Related Experience in Animal Management
  • Animal breeds and grooming
  • Care of Exotics
  • Animal behaviour
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Manage Animal Accommodation

Entry Requirement

GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above, or Level 1 Functional Skills, or completion of our Future Pathways course. 


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

A certificate or diploma in Animal Care or Management is designed to help find work with animals environments such as;

  • Kennel/cattery worker
  • Pet Store assistant
  • Welfare charity worker

Successful completion of this course would allow you to progress to the Level 3 in Animal Management at BCoT or a related apprenticeship/employment.

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Course Outline

Course Code: HF53
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 12/09/2022
Duration: 1 Year
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