Animal Care & Management
Apprenticeship in Animal Care and Welfare
The animal care industry is growing and now includes a wide range of organisations including kennels and catteries, groomers, veterinary practices, doggy daycare, rescue centres, pet shops and farm parks. An animal care apprentice involves being employed within the industry and studying at the same time, gaining valuable practical skills and experience as well as a formally recognised qualification.
You will be supported by your allocated Animal Care Assessor and employer to work through your qualification. This includes accessing your course material via our virtual learning environment, online support and regular visits from your assessor to your place of work.
The apprenticeship qualification incorporates core skills, knowledge and behaviours and an optional module chosen to suit the environment you are working in. As an apprentice, you will compile a portfolio and a record of off the job training.
Core Skills and Knowledge
Animal related legislation
Animal health and welfare
Animal first aid
Anatomy and physiology
Optional Modules (These will be dependent on their relevance with your employer)
Animal interaction and handling
Veterinary care and support
Movement and transportation
Working dog handler
Typical completion time is 18 to 24 months
Holme Lacy Campus
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Herefordshire & Ludlow College,