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Animal Care Intermediate (Level 2)

Bearded dragon being held by a student at Central Bedfordshire College.


Animal Care Intermediate (Level 2)

This course will prepare you to work with a range of animals and explore key skills required in a range of animal care settings. The course will give you the basic knowledge for a range of level two animal studies topics, should you decide to progress, on completion of this course.

Our students should:

  • Have a passion for animals
  • Looking for practical work experience
  • Prepared to be working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Willing to learn and work hard

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

1 Year: 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 OR equivalent qualification at Level 1.

2 Year: 3 GCSEs grades 9-1 and a keen interest in the subject OR equivalent qualification at Level E3. Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

Assessment methods

Assignment based.

Course content

You will learn through a variety of different methods including practical work during your course to develop your skills. Your areas of study will include:

  • Caring for and Feeding Animals
  • Moving and Accommodating Animals
  • Event management
  • Product designing for animal

Further study and career options

There is an array of positions that you could go onto on completion of this course, these include:

  • Trainee kennel hand
  • Trainee Dog groomer
  • Trainee animal assistant
  • Trainee groom (horse yard worker)
  • Pet shop assistant

Study Options:

Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You may choose to continue your studies in college and progress onto a level 2 course such as the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care. There is a range of employment options available to you following this course.

Additional information

Do I need to find a work placement?

We will provide you with work placement and arrange transport there and back.

What additional work outside of College will I need to do?

3 days per week, you will attend our Dunstable campus. In addition, you will also be required to complete a set number of work experience hours throughout your course. Other trips may be made available.

Equipment and other costs

For your work experience, you will require to purchase a pair of overalls and steel-capped boots or wellington boots.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.