C&G Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

Wiltshire College & University Centre
Course summary
1 year
350 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Next available date: Contact school for more information - Chippenham

Course description

C&G Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

This online, distance-learning course is tailored to work around your busy life style and provides you with the flexibility to enrol anytime throughout the year. If you are looking to enhance your career or add to your continued professional development (CPD) portfolio within the animal care industry, then this is qualification is aimed at you.You will need to complete 8 hours online learning after which you will attend a 4 hour practical assessment session within the animal centre at our Lackham campus.This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old or over.You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working with animals. There are many opportunities, such as working in a kennel or cattery, for an animal welfare charity or shelter, in a retail environment, such as a pet store, or an animal training establishment. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Training Course Content

Once you have completed and achieved the underpinning theory units, you will need to attend a 4hr practical session at the Lackham campus. The practical takes place on a Sunday, where you will meet other students who are completing the course and will cover all the practical elements and assessments.

Your Tutor will be in contact with you once you enrol and will support you through the duration of the course. If you would like to know more about the course please contact ryan.white@wiltshire.ac.uk.

This City & Guilds qualification is supported by the Pet Industry Federation and is ideal for Vet Nurses and other professionals within the animal industry, who are looking to refresh their current theoretical and practical skills or to enhance their CV. This qualification also covers the skills you will need to progress to working in the animal care industry. Mandatory content covers:

animal housing and social groupings

  • feeding animals
  • animal husbandry tasks and ethics
  • and handling and basic health checks

Continuing Studies

This qualification also leads onto other Certificates of Competency such as;Level 2 Pet Sitting Qualification Level 2 Dog Walking QualificationOnce you have successfully completed this qualification, you could go on to study other level 3 College-based Animal Management, Equine Management qualifications over one year or two years. This qualification could also lead you to higher-level training and learning within the industry.

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...

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Cocklebury Rd
SN15 3QD Chippenham

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