The next step in your learning adventure

 

Level 3 is the next step to developing your career working with animals. The apprenticeship is made up from a ‘Framework’ and over the duration of the course you will need to complete the following: a work-based Diploma; a Technical Certificate, ERR (Employment Rights & Responsibilities), and Essential Skills in Maths and English.


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  • The role of an Animal Care and Management apprentice
    • Managing advanced programmes for animal care.
    • Overseeing the bio-security of the animal care environment.
    • Co-ordination of customers and animals in the working environment.
  • Entry Requirements

    To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age and no longer in full-time education (including School, College, University or on another Apprenticeship). There is no upper age limit, however, if you are aged above 20 years old you must have been within your current role no longer than 12 months.

    If you have achieved a Foundation or Degree, NVQ 4 or higher, this apprenticeship is not for you, just contact our friendly team to discuss.

  • Maths and English

    Essential Skills are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme in Wales, maths and English will therefore be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level, or up to a Level 2 Essential Skills qualification.

    Essential Skills are taken at Level 1 and at Level 2, Level 1 is taken as part of the Level 2 apprenticeship programme and Level 2 I undertaken as part of the Level 3 apprenticeship programme.

    These are split into Communication and Application of Number and within each, there is a Control Task and Confirmatory Test. The Control task is a controlled assessment undertaken in exam conditions in short periods of time across an 8-week time frame. The Confirmatory Test is a multiply choice paper of 30 questions.

    You would be prepared for both elements of the Essential Skills by your Trainer-Coach.

  • Teaching, learning and assessment

    You will be regularly assessed in the workplace by your Trainer- Coaches with testimonies from your Employer/Trainer. Case studies, pictures/videos and some written assignments/workbooks may also be used by your Assessor to check your knowledge and understanding.

  • What are the next steps in your career?

    After completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship you can be hired as a fully qualified and highly competent member of staff.

    If you want to move into higher education the apprenticeship does not carry UCAS points but it does give you industry experience and a thorough understanding of animal care, which will help enhance your application to do a Foundation Degree or full Degree.

    Take a look at our Animal Care Career Path!

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There are five pathways you can take depending on the type of employer you start an apprenticeship with. You’ll need to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills at each level to complete the one you choose.

 

The Animal Care and Welfare pathway will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in an animal-based environment. It’ll enable you to provide the animals in your care with the very highest standards of welfare.

Although the course will be based largely on your own placement, the skills that you learn and develop will be transferrable to other locations.

This pathway will give you hands-on experience with the exotic species you might find in a Zoo, Wildlife Park, Wild Life Rescue, Falconry Centre or similar.

You’ll be able to choose relevant units of study for the animals you’re working with, such as: training, conservation, treatments, transportation, breeding, diets, enclosure design, and working with volunteers.

This pathway will teach you the styling needs for a variety of dog breeds, how to read their range of behaviours, as well as helping you recognise basic health issues.

You’ll be trained to work with both cats and dogs and to use a range of equipment for bathing, drying and grooming to a professional standard.

This pathway will enable you to work with a wide range of animals, from small mammals and birds, to fish and reptiles (depending on the retailer).

You’ll learn the health and welfare needs of a range of species, how to assist members of the public, as well as gaining an understating of the different pet care products on the shelves.

The Animal Training pathway will give you a better understanding of animal welfare and the legislation behind it as well as practical experience when developing and implementing training programmes.

This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply for a variety of animal training roles, such as: Animal Behaviourist, Service Dog Trainer, or even a role in the military.

  • Pathways

    There are five pathways you can take depending on the type of employer you start an apprenticeship with. You’ll need to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills at each level to complete the one you choose.

     

  • Animal Care and Welfare

    The Animal Care and Welfare pathway will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in an animal-based environment. It’ll enable you to provide the animals in your care with the very highest standards of welfare.

    Although the course will be based largely on your own placement, the skills that you learn and develop will be transferrable to other locations.

  • Zoos/ Wildlife

    This pathway will give you hands-on experience with the exotic species you might find in a Zoo, Wildlife Park, Wild Life Rescue, Falconry Centre or similar.

    You’ll be able to choose relevant units of study for the animals you’re working with, such as: training, conservation, treatments, transportation, breeding, diets, enclosure design, and working with volunteers.

  • Dog Grooming

    This pathway will teach you the styling needs for a variety of dog breeds, how to read their range of behaviours, as well as helping you recognise basic health issues.

    You’ll be trained to work with both cats and dogs and to use a range of equipment for bathing, drying and grooming to a professional standard.

  • Pet Care and Retail

    This pathway will enable you to work with a wide range of animals, from small mammals and birds, to fish and reptiles (depending on the retailer).

    You’ll learn the health and welfare needs of a range of species, how to assist members of the public, as well as gaining an understating of the different pet care products on the shelves.

  • Animal Training

    The Animal Training pathway will give you a better understanding of animal welfare and the legislation behind it as well as practical experience when developing and implementing training programmes.

    This will provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply for a variety of animal training roles, such as: Animal Behaviourist, Service Dog Trainer, or even a role in the military.