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Apprenticeship training course

Animal care and welfare assistant (level 2)

Looking after the routine day to day care of domestic and/or wild animals.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
12 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • animal collection officer
  • animal day care assistant
  • animal handler
  • animal technician
  • animal welfare assistant
  • farm park assistant
  • kennel/cattery assistant
  • pet retail assistant
  • veterinary care assistant
  • wildlife rehabilitation assistant
  • zoo keeper assistant

Full information on Animal care and welfare assistant (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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