Animal Care

Through our partner Haddon Training we offer Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships in Animal Care

An animal care apprentice will look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. 

The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals. 

Our apprenticeship can be tailored to different specialisms including zoos and wildlife work, pet retail and animal training.

Animal Care & Welfare
This pathway is for those who look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic, agricultural or captive animals. The work is carried out in places such as kennels, catteries, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets.

Zoos & Wildlife
This pathway provides the opportunity to pursue a career looking after a range of animals or freshwater and marine life. It provides the skills and knowledge needed to help manage the care of zoo animals and aquaria.

Dog Grooming
This pathway is for those who groom a range of dog breeds and certain coat types. This is a sought-after apprenticeship that develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be fully competent in dog grooming.

Pet Care & Retail
This pathway is for those working with a range of animals, from small mammals and birds, to fish and reptiles. It covers animal health and welfare needs, how to assist members of the public, manage stock and understanding of pet care products.

Animal Training
This pathway provides an understanding of animal welfare and legislation, practical experience and the implementation of training programmes, for those interested in animal training roles within the animal care industry.

Our courses are designed for those entering the industry, through to those with experience of working with animals.

The range of units covered in the course will teach the learner invaluable skills and knowledge to help care for animals as well as the skills to manage a team.

After you’ve completed your course

You can choose to receive your certificate at our Gradu8 ceremonies. More details can be found here.
You can then progress on to the next level of your chosen route.

Level:  2
Duration: 20 - 24
Lessons: 
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Level:  3
Duration: 20 - 24
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