What you'll Learn

This qualification is for anyone who would like to work in animal care. The programme will suit those who are just starting out as well as those with some experience.

Animal health and welfare is a priority for all of the industry, the Diploma in Animal Care provides a practical progression route that encourages you to develop your skills and knowledge in subject areas that interest you.

To achieve this qualification you will complete a range of topics, which will include:

  • Diseases and disorders
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal Biology
  • Maintaining accommodation
  • Research into animal care job opportunities

Ideal If

You have some knowledge and you want to increase your practical competence and understanding within this sector. You may also be looking for a qualification to prepare you for progression to the Level 3 qualifications. A placement within the animal care sector is required.

What to expect

Within our Animal Care centre we have a wide range of small animals to support your practical learning. For each unit your assessor observes and asks questions as you perform different tasks, creating a portfolio of formal evidence.

What next

The diploma in Animal Care is designed to help you find work with animals. Achieving this course will help you to move from a junior role to a job with greater responsibility. Further progression onto Level 3 options are also available.

Work opportunities may include:

  • Dog Warden
  • Animal welfare enforcement
  • Pet services
  • Animal boarding assistant
  • Animal management technician


Full Course Cost = £4,425.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18
  • Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £15,736.50
  • Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits

This qualification can be completed via an Apprenticeship

Application for ages 16-18

Learner Details:

Full Name*

Date of Birth*



Phone Number*



Please identify any health/special needs that may affect you

Parent/Carer Name

Parent/Carer Phone Number

Parent/Carer Email

Current/Previous School or College:

School or College Name*

Current Year in School*

GCSE Exams completed or Working towards* (Please provide the subject and grade achieved/predicted)

Course Details:

Course Title*

Course Level*

Any other information

I understand that by submitting this request I am giving my consent for my contact details to be stored and used by Achievement Training in order to process my application and / or any follow-up information that I may subsequently request. This information will be kept for not more than 2 years.

Thanks for applying to join us in September 2018. You will be contacted shortly by a member of the team!