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Level 2

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care


The City and Guilds Level 2 course is an ideal starting point if you are new to Animal Care or have a basic knowledge of keeping animals and want to expand your skills. Whilst studying at Brinsbury, you will get the opportunity to work on our fantastic Animal Centre, which is home to an array of different animals ranging from reptiles, livestock, birds, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates. This course will allow you to gain employment in various animal based industries or progress onto further study. Studying at our Brinsbury campus offers you the opportunity to learn in a stunning, rural environment.


Each applicant should have obtained 1 GCSE in either maths or English Language at grade 4 or above. Where both maths and English have not been obtained at grade 4, we may discuss other suitable courses we provide here at Brinsbury. This course has a compulsory requirement to complete an external work based placement, which means students must be willing to apply themselves fully to the course and dedicated to animal care.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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