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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting - Liverpool

About the course

If you are looking to start or further your career within the animal care industry this is the perfect qualification for you.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 19 or over, and hold a level 2 qualification in an animal related subject, such as:

- City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

- Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

- Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Equine Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

- Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

**Evidence of this will need to be provided on booking**

What does the course involve?

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a pet sitter. Pet sitting can involve looking after a wide range of animals, e.g., small mammals (cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) exotics (snakes, lizards, bearded dragons etc.), or larger mammals (pigs, sheep, goats etc.)

How long is the course?

3 Weeks (1 day per week)

What will the course involve?

Mandatory content covers:

- Roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter

- Current legislation and codes of practice

- Potential problems and emergencies.

What equipment will I need?

Notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear

How will I know if I am making progress?

Through feedback and assessment.

How will I be assessed?

A practical assessment with oral questioning

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are available?

Myerscough College offers many full and part time courses in related topics.


This course would usually cost £250. However, thanks to funding from Liverpool City Region, the course is free to all residents of Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens

To apply, please follow the link on the appropriate date in “Key Information” above

If you have any further enquiries, please contact us at…

Myerscough College Liverpool,

Croxteth Hall and Country Park,

Croxteth Hall Lane,


L12 0HB

Tel: 0151 228 7162 Email: croxteth@myerscough.ac.uk Twitter Facebook www.myerscough.ac.uk

(Please note that the information provided was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.)

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