Practical Animal Care ABC Level 2 Certificate

Practical Animal Care ABC Level 2 Certificate

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Practical Animal Care ABC Level 2 Certificate

This course allows you to develop practical animal care skills and is the perfect progression route if you have completed your level 1 qualification. This is a  practical qualification where you will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of pet and farm animals. It teaches you essential industry knowledge and vocational skills that will help you progress into employment or our higher level animal care qualification. 

During this course you will learn: 

  • How to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals through a range of practical activities
  • How to feed and water animals
  • How to clean and maintain animal enclosures


Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Temple Newsam
Course code 72997-01
Fee 16-18 No Fees, 19+ £1,200

What you learn

  • Select and prepare accommodation for animals
  • Maintain animal accommodation
  • Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals
  • Control and restrain animals
  • Prepare feed for animals
  • Provide feed and water for animals
  • Make sure your actions reduce risks to health and safety


Alongside your level 2 qualification, you will study English, maths and employability skills.


How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by practical and written assignments.

Entry requirements

Level 1 in Practical Animal Care Skills and made improvement in your GCSE resits (if applicable) 


Four GCSEs, one at grade 4 in either English, maths or science and grade 3 in your remaining GCSEs

What's next

Once you have completed your ABC Level 2 Certificate in Practical Animal Care, you could progress on to our ABC Level 3 in Small Animal Care Skills or go directly into employment.



Campus Locations

Temple Newsam Home Farm

Temple Newsam Road
Off Selby Road
West Yorkshire
LS15 0AE
0113 336 7560
Nearest train station
Cross Gate Train Station 1.6 milesWebsite

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