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Myerscough 30 05 17 (208 Of 306)
Myerscough 30 05 17 (208 Of 306)

ABC Level 2 Practical Animal Care Skills (Animal Care and Welfare)

ABC Level 2 Practical Animal Care Skills (Animal Care and Welfare)

About the course

The ABC Level 2 Practical Animal Care Skills will provide a detailed introduction to animal care and husbandry combining practical based training with sound theoretical knowledge. The modules, which are listed below, will be delivered using a wide variety of methods including lectures, practical work, demonstrations and self-study. The course provides the flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development within the animal care industry. The course is extremely popular with school leavers who wish to combine a practical based training programme with sound theoretical knowledge.

Course modules


Provide Feed and Water to Animals

Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-being of Animals

Provide Controlled Exercise Opportunities for Animals

Deliver Basic Treatments to Animals

Maintain Animal Accommodation

Control and Restrain Animals

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following qualifications are needed:

  • 2 GCSEs at Grade D (3) or equivalent, one must be English Language.

It is strongly recommended for applicants to gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector in order ensure that they are fully prepared for the expectations of the study programme and gain a realistic insight of the animal industry. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised.

Learning and assessment

A variety of assessment methods will be used these will include assignments, practical work, synoptic assessments and formal examinations.


Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.


Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.

Special requirements

Additional costs that are mandatory for the course:

Contributions to trips and visits (approx. £50)

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.