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Animal Management

Level 2 Animal Care City & Guilds Certificate

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year introductory course to animal care covers a range of units including animal behaviour, feeding, accommodation and health.

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: 08/09/2023
Duration: 1 Year
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