Course Code: ESSP1019 Animal Care - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 12 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 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 Summary This brand new Level 2 course is designed to prepare students to progress to Level 3 the following year. Taking one year to complete and comprising lectures, practicals, field trips and guest speakers, you will learn about: practical animal health animal biology and health animal care work placement animal welfare animal behaviour assessment and safe handling feeding, accommodation and moving animals. If necessary, you will also have the opportunity to gain the grades in English and maths to allow you to take your studies to the next level. This qualification is ideal for learners either intending to progress directly to employment in animal care, or to an animal care apprenticeship or Level 3 qualification. Entry Requirements Entry requirements will be discussed on an individual basis. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Level 2 Animal Care Science Modules/subjects covered You will cover key aspects of animal behaviour and health as well as developing a practical understanding how to interact effectively with animals in your care. Industry Placements and Field Trips We 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 This course is assessed by a single exam at the end of the academic year. You will, however, be regularly assessed through practical and written assignments throughout the year and receive regular feedback during the course to help you to develop and improve your skills and knowledge. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to purchase study essentials such as a notepad and stationery. There are also a few field trips planned for this course, expected to cost a total of around £25-30. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This course qualifies successful students to progress on to Level 3 Animal Science at B&FC, as well as a number of Level 3 programmes elsewhere. Some career options are also available upon successful completion, including apprenticeships such as the Keeper and Aquarist programme.