Course Code: SS1FE008 Animal Care - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 08 Jan 2025 Bispham Campus 17 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course focuses on animal behaviour, handling, management and welfare, using a range of practicals, lectures, field trips and guest speakers. This route is great for those who want to pursue a career in science generally, but is perfect for anyone wanting to work in more specifically in animal care. It also prepares students for progression onto a related Level 3 diploma course. Entry RequirementsTypically we seek 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (previously D) or above, including Science, English and Maths. If you are considering applying for this course and have different qualifications and/or industry experience relating to the course content, please get in touch as we may still be able to admit you. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about this study programme. Qualification ObtainedBTEC First Award in Animal Care Industry Placement and Field TripsWe aim to provide a number of field trips as part of this course which may incur a small cost or travel arrangements. We encourage work placements as part of the whole student programme of study. Learning and Teaching MethodsWe use a variety of learning and teaching methods, designed to emphasise the link between knowledge and application. These include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, e-learning and work placements. Teaching is both tutor-led and student-led, with group work playing a part as well as individual learning to provide a well-rounded learning experience that caters to different learning styles. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsYou will study the following modules: Animal Health (assessment by exam) Animal Handling (coursework) Animal Welfare (coursework) Principles of Animal Behaviour (coursework) Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll specialist scientific equipment is provided as part of this programme. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and for those that aren't, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you're eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our page on Fees and Finance for Adult Learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionThis course qualifies you to apply to the Level 3 Applied or Animal Science. Alternatively, you can start work in the industry straight away or move into a Level 3 apprenticeship.