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Animal Care and Welfare Manager Apprenticeship Standard

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LOCATION & START DATE
Duchy College Rosewarne - as required
Duchy College Rosewarne - as required
Duchy College Rosewarne - 13 June 2025
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
18 months
LEARNING AREA
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Animal Care and Welfare Manager Apprenticeship Standard

Animal care and welfare managers work in a wide range of settings within the animal care sector and may typically be employed by animal charities, pet care services, pet retailers, entertainment and education.

This course not only covers the day to day practical care, welfare and behaviour requirements of animals, but also ensures that candidates can learn how to manage animal collections and the day to day running of businesses. They will be able to comply with UK legislation and plan and resource events in a professional, safe and responsible way. The course supports students who want to gain supervisory and mentoring skills and prepares them for working in the animal management industry.

What you will learn

The course covers the care of animals in accordance with appropriate legislation, regulations and organisational policies.

You will further learn about animal behaviour, social needs in captivity and how to care for animals at different life stages. You will learn how to plan bespoke and sustainable accommodation for animals, develop feeding and health care plans and keep up to date with advances in the animal care industry. You will also learn about the skills required to supervise working teams, manage difficult conversations and mentor colleagues. In addition you will be able to plan events, compete risk assessments and maintain biosecurity in an animal setting.

Entry requirements

Candidates will need to have GCSE Grade 4 or above in both English and maths (or recognised equivalent qualifications). It is also recommended that candidates have 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above or another relevant Level 2 qualification.

Assessment

Candidates must complete a portfolio of evidence, including written assignments and practical assessments.

Once the portfolio is complete the candidate will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), which consists of a workplace practical assessment and questions, followed by a professional discussion.

Progression

Progression is on to Higher Education, Higher Level apprenticeships or employment.

Duchy College Rosewarne

Duchy College Rosewarne

This beautiful campus set just outside of Camborne has a rich history of national research and is cherished by students and staff. Whether its studying horticulture or animal care, the intimate community feel is the perfect learning environment. With a friendly and entertaining student hub, and the most passionate and dedicated team on hand to support the college experience, Duchy College Rosewarne is renowned for its student experience. Home to the most wonderful animals and plants, this is a truly unique and special place to have your #careercollege experience.


The course covers the care of animals in accordance with appropriate legislation, regulations and organisational policies.

You will further learn about animal behaviour, social needs in captivity and how to care for animals at different life stages. You will learn how to plan bespoke and sustainable accommodation for animals, develop feeding and health care plans and keep up to date with advances in the animal care industry. You will also learn about the skills required to supervise working teams, manage difficult conversations and mentor colleagues. In addition you will be able to plan events, compete risk assessments and maintain biosecurity in an animal setting.

Candidates will need to have GCSE Grade 4 or above in both English and maths (or recognised equivalent qualifications). It is also recommended that candidates have 3 other GCSEs at grade 4 or above or another relevant Level 2 qualification.

Candidates must complete a portfolio of evidence, including written assignments and practical assessments. Once the portfolio is complete the candidate will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA), which consists of a workplace practical assessment and questions, followed by a professional discussion.

Progression is on to Higher Education, Higher Level apprenticeships or employment.

Duchy College Rosewarne

Duchy College Rosewarne

This beautiful campus set just outside of Camborne has a rich history of national research and is cherished by students and staff. Whether its studying horticulture or animal care, the intimate community feel is the perfect learning environment. With a friendly and entertaining student hub, and the most passionate and dedicated team on hand to support the college experience, Duchy College Rosewarne is renowned for its student experience. Home to the most wonderful animals and plants, this is a truly unique and special place to have your #careercollege experience.


Dates & Locations

Apprenticeship
  • Location - Duchy College Rosewarne
  • Start Date - As required
  • Day/Time - Thursday, 09:30 - 16:15
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £0.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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  • Location - Duchy College Rosewarne
  • Start Date - As required
  • Day/Time - Thursday, 09:30 - 16:15
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £0.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

    MORE INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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  • Location - Duchy College Rosewarne
  • Start Date - 13 June 2025
  • Day/Time - Friday, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £220.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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