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

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16 -1819+24+


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Thank you for completing the course application form. The details you have given me have been added to the course list which is due to start in September 2020. Next Steps: The course Administrator will contact you soon and arrange for you to come in to the centre which will give you the opportunity to meet the tutor and have a look around the centre. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please give me a ring on 01752 202269 or pop a message to us on our Achievement Training Facebook page. Very best wishes, The admission team