Animal Care BTEC
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The Animal Care BTEC qualification is a technical award equivalent to one GCSE. The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to begin their education in animal care and is for those who would like eventually to work in a related area. The course aims to:
provide vocational experience with an emphasis on practical learning
inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the animal care sector
give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the animal care sector
support progression into specialised Level 3 qualifications in animal management.
support progression into an apprenticeship
Unit 1: (compulsory): Animal Health
Unit 2: (compulsory): Animal Handling
plus: two further units selected from a limited choice of specialist units.
Unit 3: Animal Welfare
Unit 4: Animal Housing and Accommodation
Unit 5: Principles of Animal Behaviour
The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Animal Care includes one externally assessed core unit. The remaining units are internally assessed.
Level 1 - Pass
Level 2 - Distinction
Level 2 - Merit
Level 2 - Pass
Learners who successfully achieve can progress to GCSEs and/or A-Levels, Level 3 vocational courses and apprenticeships.
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