Animal Care Level 2
Certificating as an animal care specialist is a great way to get started in any career that involves animals. This course will teach you how to look after animals, both in terms of healthcare and grooming. Moreover, it will help you better understand the animal care industry as a whole.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-Paced Online
Suitability - Who should attend?
No prior knowledge or skills in animal care is needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this career field.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.
National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.
Training Course Content
Unit 1: Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
- The Role of the Vet
- Intensive Farming
- Free Range Farming
- Illness and Disease in Animals
Unit 2: Animal Nutrition and Feeding
- Feeding Types
- Key Parts of the Animal Diet
- Feeding Behaviours
Unit 3: Principles of Animal Biology
- Grouping and Classifying Animals
- The Biology of the Animal Body
Unit 4: Animal Behaviour and Handling
- Why do humans want to learn about animal behaviour?
- What Influences Animal Behaviour
- Common Typical Animal Behaviours
- Safety Guidance for Handling Animals
Unit 5: Animal Breeds and Grooming
- The purpose of grooming
- Tips & Equipment for Grooming
- Grooming for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, Horses & Livestock
Unit 6: Animal Accommodation
- Aims of Animal Accommodation
- Considerations when providing boarding accommodation
- Disposing of Animal Waste
- Designing and Managing Home Environments
- Housing and Managing Exotic Pets
- Housing and Managing Farm Livestock
Course delivery details
For online based courses, you will study your course and submit work online. Paper based courses are the same as online, but with additional printed study packs sent to you.
Interested in inspecting the welfare and conditions of pets, farm animals and zoo animals?
Learn about animal welfare charities and small local pet shops, with the chance of a fascinating career in many animal related industries.
This course gives you a full understanding of the animal care sector, covering all elements to be certificated at level 2.
Cover the needs of an animal, create their feeding plans based on different breeds, setup their accommodation, learn how to handle animals in the correct way, min
minister first aid, identify poor health, recognise abnormal behaviour and the legal aspects of dealing with animals.
Our home learning courses are stress free, allowing 12 months for completion, working around your lifestyle. Enrol today to lock in our special offer pricing.
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