New to SS&L - Animal Care

By Katherine Hewett – Course Lead, Animal Care

Welcome to our new Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship! We’re here to help you and your business invest in training your workforce.

Whether you have an existing employee that is ready for a new challenge or you’re looking to hire a new team member, an Apprenticeship is the perfect way to develop your staff and grow your business skill base.

What does our new Animal Care Apprenticeship involve?

Your Apprentice will undertake 7 Core modules and 1 Optional module to tailor their training to suit the needs of your specific business:

Core Modules

  • Law, Ethics and Administration
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Handling and Restraint
  • Animal Health
  • Biosecurity and Infection Control
  • Animal Husbandry and Nutrition
  • Animal Behaviour

Optional Modules

  • Animal Interaction and Handling
  • Rehoming
  • Movement and Transportation
  • Operation/Reception Duties
  • Breeding
  • Working Dog Handler
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Care Support

What are the benefits?

✔️ Develop ‘home-grown’, high calibre, qualified members of staff
✔️ Adapt training according to the needs of your business
✔️ Motivate and support current employees to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to their job role
✔️ Improve your service whilst saving on recruitment costs

Here are the facts…

According to the Apprenticeships Gov website

of employers said Apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
of employers said Apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
of employers said Apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service

Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship Snapshot

✔️Gain knowledge and skills whilst working in a specific Animal Care sector
✔️ Fortnightly face-to-face training in our Somerset Centres
✔️ 12-18 months duration
✔️ Start anytime
✔️ Free*

Level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship

Free* Animal Care Workshops

We also run several half-day workshops suitable for pet owners or those already in a career in Animal Care. We provide standalone workshops on several different topics, so participants can enrol on a single topic, or the entire ‘Introduction to Animal Care’ series…

  • Animal First Aid: Urgent, Ongoing and Preventative Care
  • Feeding, Watering and Basic Nutrition
  • Different Skin and Coat Care Requirements

Workshops Snapshot

  • Upskill current staff on key Animal Care topics
  • Can be hosted for your customers or staff in your facility
  • Also available online or in our Somerset Centres
  • Free*

Explore Animal Care Workshops

To find out how we can make Apprenticeships work for you, please get in touch and we can answer any questions you might have.

*See course page for details and eligibility.