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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

You will be provided with a foundation in a broad range of skills required to work competently within the animal care industry.  Practical skills will be mostly practised and developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.

Entry requirements

You need one of the following:

  • Introductory Diploma in a related subject, or
  • Three GCSEs at grade D or above

You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. Applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.

Course Content

The apprenticeship includes:

  • The Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care
  • Independent assessment of a knowledge-based element for each pathway
  • Functional Skills: Application of Number and Communication Level 1
  • Additional employer requirements: Emergency First Aid and one other legislative or nationally recognised occupational qualification relevant to the industry
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

Training is largely work-based with ongoing practical assessments undertaken in your workplace.  You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need safety boots, a lab coat, waterproofs and writing materials.

 

What can I do after this course?

You can consider taking your qualification to the next level with an advanced apprenticeship, the Diploma in Work-based Animal Care Level 3 or the City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Care.  You can also progress within your career in the animal care industry.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Kim Leder

Kim Leder

“Horse-whisperer” Kim aims for degree

A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.

She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.

"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."


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