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Adults Part-Time

Practical Animal Care - Level 2 - Part-Time

Are you an adult and interested in training to work with animals? If so, now you can! Our new adult only Practical Animal Care course is one day per week and fits around school hours.

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  • Course Description

    Units & Modules

    • Promote and Maintain Health and Wellbeing of animals
    • Control and Restrain Animals
    • Provide Feed and Water to animals
    • Maintain Animal Accommodation

    Mixture of practical and theory sessions each week working with a range of companion, large and exotic animals.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • an interest in working with animals

    You will be asked to complete written assessments for this course, so you will also need a decent understanding of writing in English.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    30 weeks

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course runs each Monday from 10am to 2pm

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    19+ £900

    Fee information

    Click here for more information about financial support and course fees.

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    ABC Level 2 Award in Animal Care Skills

    How is my course assessed?

    This course is assessed via and assignments/assessments. You will build a portfolio of evidence as the course progresses.

Starting 21/09/2021



Duration 30 weeks

Animal Care Careers

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Veterinary nurses


Potential Salary

Animal care services occupations n.e.c.


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Potential Salary


Phoebe Cox

Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Following her success in studying A-levels at CWA, Phoebe is now working towards her diploma in Animal Management.

“I enjoy the atmosphere of the college environment and the way of learning. I like the handling lessons most, where we are 'hands-on' with the animals, but I also find the lessons on animal behaviour very interesting. 

I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college to come to an open day to see if it's right for you. CWA has allowed me to gain a variety of qualifications and experience, which has prepared me for a career in animal care.”

Phoebe plans to either study animal behaviour or zoology at university or gain employment in the animal care sector. 


Kayla Harding

Advanced Technical Diploma Animal Management

Since Kayla began her course in Animal Management, she has shown outstanding levels of commitment and enthusiasm during her lessons.

At every turn, Kayla has set high standards for herself and has worked hard to achieve her goals, achieving an attendance rate of 100%. She has shown an excellent attitude for animal management and it has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with such a talented student.

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