Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care (Animal Care and Welfare)

ABC Awards Code D9101-C2
Ofqual Code 500/6740/0
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 440
Guided Learning 330
Fee £114.80

This qualification replaces the Level 2 NVQ in Animal Care and has been developed in collaboration with industry, providers and Lantra. It develops practical skills, promotes sound working practices that are fully in accordance with Animal Welfare requirements, and fosters effective communication skills, team-working, and customer satisfaction. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • Available units include: Control and Restrain Animals, Provide Controlled Exercise Opportunities for Animals, Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships with Others, and more

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to the ABC Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care, into employment, gain promotion to a more senior position within existing employment or progress into an advanced Apprenticeship in the sector.

Alternatively learners may wish to make use of the transferrable skills they have developed to widen their animal care experience by pursuing additional ABC Level 2 qualifications such as the Work-Based Diplomas in Zoos/ Wildlife Establishments, Dog Grooming, Pet Care and Retail or Animal Training

In addition, achievement of ABC Level 2 qualifications may also provide a solid foundation upon which to develop skills in supervising and managing people supporting progression to higher levels of responsibility and opening up the possibility of entrepreneurial activities such as starting ones own business.