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Animal Care and Welfare Assistant

Looking after animals in places like kennels, zoos and pet shops.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • how to handle animals safely
  • feeding, cleaning and grooming animals
  • looking after injured or sick animals
  • maintaining animal enclosures
  • identifying hazards
Qualifications

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:

  • achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G)
  • taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Lantra Awards Limited 02476 69 69 96
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.