Animal Management Level 2 Vocational

This exciting and active course will give you the chance to work with and study a variety of animals in both practical and classroom settings. This course will help you gain academic and practical experience with both small and large animals including reptiles, fish, invertebrates, rodents, birds, farm animals, horses and domestic pets – either on the College site or at our local yard. This course will support you in developing a range of real employability skills as well as the personal qualities and attitudes needed for success in a working life with animals. It can also enable you to progress to Level 3 courses.

Awarding Body

Available As

L2

What will I study?

You will learn to work with a variety of taxa in our animal centre and at our college yard. We have a range of units that are taught but our core units include:

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Animal feeding and accommodation
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • Working in the animal care industry
  • Health and safety in the land-based industry

Alongside these core units you will also complete more specific subjects for example; Care of exotic animals and farm livestock.

Options

This course can lead to several different outcomes, students are able to progress onto the level 3 Animal Management course or A levels dependant on grades and course leader approval.

Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma

This full time course allows you to study Animal Management at a higher level for two years. It will also allow you to progress onto university. This course incorporates all the practical and theoretical skills that animal vocations require. For more details please see our Animal Management level 3 course information guidance.

Animal Management level 3

This full time course allows you to study Animal Management at a higher level for two years plus it also incorporates a work experience placement element. This course incorporates all the practical and theoretical skills that animal vocations require. For more details please see our Animal Management level 3 course information guidance.

How will I learn?

Units will be taught on different days of the week depending on the College timetable. You will be allocated one day a week for a work experience placement.  You are expected to use free time to do research and assignments.

Students learn through a variety of practical and theoretical lessons. We also incorporate guest speakers and trips to ensure students get a wide variety of learning environments.

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination
  • Synoptic assessment (completed under exam conditions)
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical tests
  • Observation
  • Presentation
  • Summary tests

Are there any trips on this course?

You will enjoy a variety of course related and end of year trips. Examples of these are:

  • Bristol Zoo
  • Siccaridge woods
  • Lowermoor farm
  • West midlands safari park

We also do end of year overnight trips to various locations in the UK.

Are there any extra costs?

The College provides materials for the course but students must supply their own outdoor clothing. You will work outdoors in all conditions. You will need to purchase course appropriate Personal Protecitve Equipment from the College when you start.

Are there any specific entry requirements?

·       Mainly grade 3s at GCSE

·       NVQ level 1 or First Diploma

or you are:

·       Pre 16

·       Home or Steiner educated

What enrichment activities are offered?

We offer a variety of trips for our level 2 students, these have included tripsto Adams Farm, Oak and Furrows rescue centre and talks from CIWF.

What work experience opportunities are there?

All students completing this course have to undertake 150 hours of work experience over the year. Students obtain this work expereince through individual placements (assistance in arranging these placements is given) and also through the completion of trips and talks.

Careers Information

FAQs

Will I have to write assignments to do this course?

Yes you will be assessed through some assignment work, appropriate time for completion is given according to City and Guilds specifications.

Will I recieve academic support to help me complete the course?

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