C&G Animal Care - Level 2

City & Guilds Level 2 Animal Care Diploma

This qualification is aimed at students who wish to work in the animal care industry or progress to further learning and/or training in this sector. This qualification builds a foundation of knowledge and the chance to practice skills used within the animal care industry. Students may progress to Level 3 qualifications in Animal Management. Alternatively, students could progress into employment or an apprenticeship. This qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers, sector experts, colleges and training providers.

Subject requirements: 

Minimum of 4 subjects with an average GCSE score of 4 (including English and Maths or English and Science)

Teacher contact: Miss E Blakey 

Course Content 

The following units are compulsory:  

  • 201 Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
  • 202 Undertake Practical Animal Feeding
  • 203 Animal accommodation
  • 204 Work-related experience in land-based industries

Students follow these optional units depending on whether they are double, single, or triple students:

  • 207 Contribute to the Nursing of Animals
  • 205 Understand the Basic Principles of Animal Biology
  • 217 Introduction for Caring for Farm Livestock

 Assessment Criteria

To gain this qualification, students will complete the following assessments:

  • Internally marked written assignments and practical assessments for each unit.
  • A work experience portfolio

Delivery of this qualification is subject to confirmation of central funding.

Exam Board: City & Guilds

Are you interested in:

  • A career with animals?
  • Improving your animal knowledge?
  • Building your scientific thinking?
  • Working in practical ways?
  • Understanding more about farming and husbandry?

Leading to a career in:

  • Employment in the land-based sector
  • Employment with animals
  • Apprenticeships in farming
  • Further Science courses
  • Level 3 Animal Management

Click below to learn about Animal Care and Management courses from a student perspective.


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