Course Code: ES1FE041 Animal Care - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 09 Jan 2023 Bispham Campus 17 Weeks Apply now 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 09 Jan 2024 Bispham Campus 17 Weeks / £1,246 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis course focuses on animal behaviour, handling, management and welfare, using a range of practicals, lectures, field trips and guest speakers. This route is great for those who want to pursue a career in science generally, but is perfect for anyone wanting to work in more specifically in animal care. It also prepares students for progression onto a related Level 3 diploma course. Entry RequirementsTypically we seek 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (previously D) or above, including Science, English and Maths. But if you are considering applying for this course and have different qualifications and/or industry experience relating to the course content, please get in touch as we may still give us a call - we may still be able to admit you. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about this study programme. Qualification ObtainedBTEC First Award in Animal Care There is a good blend of theory and practical work and lots of experiments. The support is brilliant - you are never stuck on a piece of work for long and you don't feel any pressure." - Claire Nicholls Prev Next Industry Placement and Field TripsWe aim to provide a number of field trips as part of this course which may incur a small cost or travel arrangements. We encourage work placements as part of the whole student programme of study. Learning and Teaching Methods We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, designed to emphasise the link between knowledge and application. These include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, e-learning and work placements. Teaching is both tutor-led and student-led, with group work playing a part as well as individual learning to provide a well-rounded learning experience that caters to different learning styles. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods: You will study the following modules: Animal Health (assessment by exam) Animal Handling (coursework) Animal Welfare (coursework) Principles of Animal Behaviour (coursework) Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll specialist scientific equipment is provided as part of this programme. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and, for those that aren’t, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you’re eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This course qualifies you to apply to the Level 3 Applied or Animal Science. Alternatively, you can start work in the industry straight away or move into a Level 3 apprenticeship.