Animal Care Level 2

Course Code

TQ007

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From large animal welfare charities to local pet shops, the animal care sector offers a fascinating range of career opportunities.

  • Understand the main needs of an animal.
  • Devise suitable feeding plans.
  • Learn how to set up suitable accommodation.
  • Handle animals in the correct way.
  • Administer basic first aid procedures.
  • Identify signs of ill health.
  • Recognise normal and abnormal behaviours.
  • Discuss the ethical, social and legal debates regarding animals and their care.
Course overview

Animal carers may inspect welfare conditions, ensure that pets are passed on or sold to loving and caring owners, or keep animals healthy and happy with their own pet walking or grooming businesses.

This course gives you a comprehensive and full understanding of animal care, covering the practical, scientific, legal and ethical aspects of caring for animals.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 60 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a certificate of achievement in Animal Care Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info

Assessment

The Animal Care course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 60 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away! You can start the course at any time.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

Awarding Body

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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