BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

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General information

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, work-related course that is designed to introduce learners to the land based sector and potentially prepares those learners wishing to further their studies by progressing onto a BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

The Level 2 Diploma is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs grade A - C and is offered as a full-time course for one academic year from September to July.

Course content

There are 7 units for the Level 2 Diplomas, which comprises of 4 mandatory and 3 specialist units.

Mandatory units are:

  • Undertake Work Experience within the Land Based Industries
  • Maintain Animal Accommodation
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfa…

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General information

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, work-related course that is designed to introduce learners to the land based sector and potentially prepares those learners wishing to further their studies by progressing onto a BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

The Level 2 Diploma is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs grade A - C and is offered as a full-time course for one academic year from September to July.

Course content

There are 7 units for the Level 2 Diplomas, which comprises of 4 mandatory and 3 specialist units.

Mandatory units are:

  • Undertake Work Experience within the Land Based Industries
  • Maintain Animal Accommodation
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare

Specialist units are:

  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Understanding the Principles of Animal Biology
  • Conservation and Improvements of British Habitats

Teaching and assessment

All units are assessed and graded against Edexcel specified criteria and than an overall grade for the qualification is awarded based on a points system. Methods of course delivery and assessmenys are diverse to meet the needs of a variety of learners and include: presentations, practical animal duties, leaflets, assignments, essays, workbooks, experiments, worksheets, games and quizzes, tests, educational visits, practical observations, demonstrations and more. Over the year students will produce a portfolio of evidence for each of the 7 units and complete work based experience at an animal care placement of their choice.

All students will study Functional Skills during personal development classes. These are assessed as a free standing qualification but embedded into the course. As such they can gain separate recognition for this.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs with grades A*-D or equivalent; Foundation Learning qualification of at least 26 credits with Functional Skills at Entry 3/Level 1.

Additional course costs

  • Due to the nature of the course all Animal Care students are required to pay £52 (subject to change) for personal protective equipment, which includes steel toe cap boots, lab coat, a Bromley College Animal Care T-shirt and waterproof jacket. Please note that boots do not need to be purchased through the College and this will result in a reduction in the above cost.
  • 'Bromley College Animal Care' hooded tops may also be purchased at an additional cost of £20, but this is not compulsory.
  • Lockers are available for a deposit of £5, which is refunded once the locker key is returned.
  • There may also be additional charges for educational visits but these can be paid through installments

Progression

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care can develop the skills needed to start or progress in careers within kennels, cattery's, welfare charities, wildlife charities, animal collections and pet shops. The qualification provides a good grounding for progression onto a more advances Level 3 course such as the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management.

Dates and times

This course begins in September. Teaching consists of three days per week (16 hours total per week); one day per week is set aside for study and one day per week is set aside for an industry placement of your choice.

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