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T Level - Animal Care and Management

The Animal Care and Management T-Level includes the common core, and a choice of core pathways and occupational specialisms.

The common core introduces the agriculture, environment and animal care industry area and covers knowledge common across all sectors. 

The core pathway content is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the animal sector, whilst also allowing you to develop the core skills needed when working within the industry.

The occupational specialism then equips you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary for you to progress into occupations within the animal industry or onto higher education. 

All Animal Care and Management learners will complete the common core. You can then choose either the Animal Management core pathway and occupational specialism or the Animal Science core pathway and occupational specialism.

An overview of the content of each component of the TQ is outlined in the details section below.

T Level - Animal Care and Management

The Animal Care and Management T-Level includes the common core, and a choice of core pathways and occupational specialisms.

The common core introduces the agriculture, environment and animal care industry area and covers knowledge common across all sectors. 

The core pathway content is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the animal sector, whilst also allowing you to develop the core skills needed when working within the industry.

The occupational specialism then equips you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary for you to progress into occupations within the animal industry or onto higher education. 

All Animal Care and Management learners will complete the common core. You can then choose either the Animal Management core pathway and occupational specialism or the Animal Science core pathway and occupational specialism.

An overview of the content of each component of the TQ is outlined in the details section below.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above with English Language, Maths and Science to be Grade 6.

Details

Common Core Content:

  • Working within the sector 
  • Professional responsibilities, attitudes and behaviours 
  • Health and safety in the workplace 
  • Business management 
  • Project management

Core pathway Content:

  • Health and safety principles 
  • Sustainability 
  • Biosecurity 
  • Supply chain 
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Animal health 
  • Learning theories

Occupational Specialism Content:

  • Animal biology 
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Classification 
  • Health and diseases 
  • Preventative health care and treatment administration 
  • Nutrition and feeding 
  • Animal behaviour and communication 
  • Animal training 
  • Accommodation design, maintenance and enrichment 
  • Animal welfare 
  • Handling and restraint 
  • Ethics 
  • Conservation 
  • Customer service
Work Experience

You will undertake a 45 day (315 hours) practical work placement in a real-world environment, giving you the opportunity to learn from professionals on-the-job and utilise your new skills and knowledge. This places you in a great position to progress into employment once you complete your T-Level qualification.

Progression

Progression opportunities/job roles:

  • Animal care assistant 
  • Animal behaviourist/trainer 
  • Animal welfare/rescue assistant 
  • Dog walker/pet sitter 
  • Trainee zookeeper 
  • Trainee veterinary nurse 
  • Dog handler
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