Animal Science - Level 2
Course Code: ES1FE0018
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Train for a fascinating career working with animals with our Level 2 Animal Science programme. You will explore the areas of animal health, handling and welfare as well as the principles of animal behaviour to prepare you for working in this growing industry. Local field trips and a relevant work placement bring your subject to life and also allow you to develop your practical skills. Expert tutors offer lots of support, including dedicated GCSE classes as part of your one-year study programme. Afterwards, you could apply for our level 3 programme or begin your career straight away in animal care or management.
You will need GCSE Maths or English at grade 3 (previously grade D) and GCSE Science, also at grade 3.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This programme is mostly made up of theory work but you will also have an opportunity to carry out practical tasks and see your chosen subject come to life through a relevant work placement.
Timetabled hours total 360 across the whole year and we expect you to devote a similar amount of time to independent study. Weekly, this equates to 7.5 hours of lectures, 1.5 hours of tutorials and an additional 7.5 hours of independent study.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.