Animal Management

BTEC Animal Management First Diploma - S102

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is designed to give you the skills you need to either progress in education or into employment. It will cover all aspects of animal care including grooming, animal health and habitat management.

Course Details

This course has a balance of practical and theoretical studies and consists of a number of modules such as:

  • Animal care
  • Animal health
  • Work experience
  • Introduction to biology
  • Breeds and grooming
  • Industry and organisations
  • Habitat management
  • Practical handling and maintenance
Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.
  • 3 GCSEs at grades 3/D (Science, Maths and English) or a level 1 qualification with grade 3/D English and maths.
  • A satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Personal Protective Equipment £30 Educational Visits £75 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

Additional Information

To ensure you are enrolled on the right course of study, the first few weeks of the course will be an extended induction period. During this time your communication, numeracy and study skills, behaviour, time management and attendance will be assessed as well as your own preferred method of learning. If we believe the course does not meet your requirements, we will discuss suitable alternatives with you.
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above), in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?
On successful completion of Level 2 Animal Management with GCSE English grade C/4 and GCSE Maths grade C/4, you may be able to progress to a BTEC Level 3 course or into employment within a veterinary practice, animal welfare and rescue centre, boarding kennel or cattery, pet store or grooming parlour.

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £1675.00

This is a full level 2 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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