Animal Care & Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Employment/Study

Level 2 Animal Care & Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship

TYPICAL DURATION: 12 MONTHS PLUS EPA

About the course

Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, laboratories, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals. Animal Care and Welfare Assistants must have a strong work ethic and be prepared to work irregular hours in all weather conditions. They must maintain safe working practices and taking responsibility for themselves, animals and others. Typical job roles include: kennel/cattery assistant; animal technician, animal welfare assistant; animal day care assistant; animal collection officer; wildlife rehabilitation assistant; zoo keeper assistant, pet retail assistant, animal handler, veterinary care assistant, farm park assistant, working dog handler.

Options:

• Animal Interaction & Handling

• Working Dog Handler

What is delivered?

• Skills, knowledge and Behaviours of the standard

• UK and EU Animal Legislation

• Health & Safety

• Animal Handling and Husbandry Skills

• Animal First Aid

Entry requirements

Apprentices without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Where next?

Typical job roles include: kennel/cattery assistant; animal technician, animal welfare assistant; animal day care assistant; animal collection officer; wildlife rehabilitation assistant; zoo keeper assistant, pet retail assistant, animal handler, veterinary care assistant, farm park assistant, working dog handler.

Contact

For queries about the course, please contact: apprenticeships@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk