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Animal Care Level 2 Course

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£389

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Certificate

Study Hours

120 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Animal Care Courses Online

Animal Care Level 2 Course

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£389

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Certificate

Study Hours

120 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Course Information

If you want to develop your knowledge of animal care so that you can embark on a new career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The animal care sector offers a fascinating range of career opportunities, whether you are looking to work for an animal welfare charity or your local pet shop.

The Distance Learning Animal Care Level 2 course is a fully comprehensive course and will give you a full understanding of animal care, covering the practical, scientific, legal and ethical aspects involved with caring for animals.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the main needs of an animal
  • Devise suitable feeding plans
  • Learn how to set up suitable accommodation
  • Handle animals in the correct way
  • Administer basic first aid procedures
  • Identify signs of ill health
  • Recognise normal and abnormal behaviours
  • Discuss the ethical, social and legal debates regarding animals and their care.

What can you do with Animal Care Level 2

You’ll be able to look after animals in places like kennels, animal rescue centres and sanctuaries. You could also work in animal hospitals, Blue Cross adoption centres or as an animal collection officer for the RSPCA.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • preparing food and feeding, cleaning and grooming the animals
  • exercising dogs in a yard or taking them for walks
  • cleaning out kennels, pens and cages, and changing bedding
  • looking after animals who become ill or distressed
  • answering queries from colleagues and visitors ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained
  • Depending on your role, you may also have to keep records, take bookings and advise owners on how to look after their animals.

You may specialise in animal massage or hydrotherapy, working with animals recovering from injury or undergoing treatment for mobility problems.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

The syllabus involves six units which are as follows:

  • Types of feeder
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Choosing and preparing food
  • Quantity and timing of feeding
  • Housing requirements
  • Bedding materials
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Cleaning and maintaining
  • Waste disposal
  • Disease prevention
  • Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Endoparasites and ectoparasites
  • Signs of ill health
  • First aid procedures and remedies
  • Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Handling and restraint equipment
  • Reducing stress
  • Normal behaviour
  • Emotions
  • Specific species
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Stereotypic behaviour
  • Observing behaviour
  • Methods and recording
  • Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Welfare needs
  • How can we meet these needs?
  • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Current legislation
  • Animals in production
  • Intensive farming
  • Free-range farming
  • Organic farming
  • Animals in sport
  • Animals as assistance

Assessments

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means OSC have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process. Learn Now are resellers for OSC.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Registration with the awarding body and your final Certificate.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other.  If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.