Animal Care
(Farm Animal and Countryside Skills)

  • Level 2 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

This vocational course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs and could lead you to a career working with animals. You will gain practical ‘hands on’ experience working with farm animals.

Sessions will include theoretical knowledge to underpin your practical sessions in tasks such as feeding, lambing, foot trimming and wildlife rehabilitation.

Your day to day practical sessions will take place at working farms and wildlife rehabilitation centres in the area.

Units include:

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Undertake practical animal feeding
  • Maintain animal accommodation
  • Work experience
  • British wildlife species and rehabilitation
  • Introduction to caring for farm livestock
  • Practical conservation skills

Field trips to locations such as the Brecon Beacons National Park, Animal Parks and National Nature reserves in South Wales will enhance your experience and provide an insight into gaining employment in the sector. Job opportunities could include working in animal parks/zoos and pet shops, farms and veterinary practices, wardens/rangers at national and country parks.

The awarding body for this qualification is City & Guilds.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Pass at Level 1.

The course provides you with the skills to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 course such as Animal Care, Agriculture or Countryside Management.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £50*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Your day to day practical sessions will take place at working farms and wildlife rehabilitation centres in the area.

Units include:

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Undertake practical animal feeding
  • Maintain animal accommodation
  • Work experience
  • British wildlife species and rehabilitation
  • Introduction to caring for farm livestock
  • Practical conservation skills

Field trips to locations such as the Brecon Beacons National Park, Animal Parks and National Nature reserves in South Wales will enhance your experience and provide an insight into gaining employment in the sector. Job opportunities could include working in animal parks/zoos and pet shops, farms and veterinary practices, wardens/rangers at national and country parks.

The awarding body for this qualification is City & Guilds.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, case studies and continual class assessment.

3 GCSEs at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications are accepted including a Pass at Level 1.

The course provides you with the skills to gain employment or progress to a Level 3 course such as Animal Care, Agriculture or Countryside Management.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £50*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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