Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care (Zoo / Wildlife Establishments)

ABC Awards Code D9102-C2
Ofqual Code 500/6740/0
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 440
Guided Learning 330
Fee £121.40

The Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care Zoos/Wildlife Establishments replaces the Level 2 NVQ in Animal Care and has been developed in collaboration with industry, providers, other Awarding Organisations and Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the Land based industries.Pathways are available in Animal Care and Welfare, Dog Grooming, Pet Care and Retail and Animal Training.This qualification will be put forward as part of the Environmental and Land-based Studies Apprenticeship Framework. For the status of this qualification within the Apprenticeship Framework check the Lantra web site.


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 Animal Care and Welfare, 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.