Animal Care - Level 2 Diploma (BTEC)


About the course

If you're aged between 16 and 19 and interested in a career working with animals, this course can open doors to further study or to a relevant apprenticeship.

This course is also designed to prepare learners for a Level 3 qualification. City and Islington College offers a BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

You will need:

  • Grade 3 in GCSE English & Maths
  • Grade 3 in GCSE Science

You will study modules in Animal Biology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Health and Exotic Animals.

You will be assessed through coursework. Each unit will be continually assessed throughout the year using a variety of methods, including assignments, presentations, practical assessments oral assessments and in-class tests. There are no final exams.

Progression to a Level 3 qualification. City and Islington College offers a BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Future career prospects can include:

  • Animal Technician
  • Conservationist Zoo Keeper
  • Scientist designing pet food
  • Veterinary Nurse

Working in Optics is very rewarding

Helena Stengel

Helena Stengel

Studied: Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing

Destination: Working as a Dispensing Optician

Helena Stengel came to London wanting to train as an optician after taking the German equivalent of A Levels. She was sponsored to study Ophthalmic Dispensing Theory at City and Islington is now building on her skills and experience by studying a course on contact lenses at the College while working for an independent opticians called The Eye Place in Belsize Park.

She said: “Working in Optics is very rewarding as you are able to give professional advice and expert customer care to clients. You also work a lot with children and are able to identify any eyesight problems from an early age.”

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2020

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Course level
Level 2
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36 Weeks
Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

£1286.50 per year
£4425.00 per year
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