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If you want to prepare for a technical career working with animals then this course will lay the foundations for your next steps. This Level 2 programme will provide you with the technical knowledge and skills required to continue your studies on the level 3 T-Level in Animal Management and Behaviour.
You will study animal health and welfare, biology, animal feeding and accommodation, animal behaviour, work experience and health and safety. You will undertake practical sessions in our purpose-built Animal Education Centre and develop important technical skills for working in the animal industry. This study programme is specially designed to facilitate progression to our T-Level programme.
This Level 2 course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the natural world and animal management, you will need to possess a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including science, English and maths. Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Numeracy and literacy skills are embedded into all aspects of this course and contextualised to meet the demands of working in the animal industry.
As part of the study programme you will undertake a minimum of 150 hours of industry related work placement that links to your long-term career goals. You will be supported by your tutor and work placement coach in finding a work placement but will ultimately be responsible for securing your own placement. Popular choices include animal boarding establishments, dog grooming salons, farm parks and veterinary centres.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of this study programme you will be ready to progress onto the T-Level in Animal Management and Behaviour. Alternatively, you may wish to progress directly into the animal industry and may be able to secure an entry level position or apprenticeship within the industry in such organisations as zoological collections, farm parks, animal boarding establishments and dog grooming salons. Careers advice and guidance will be available throughout your time at SGS from our experienced team of Careers Advisors and Work Coaches.
course information last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2024 @ 10.52am (10 hours ago)