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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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Develop your animal-handling skills and learn how to care for a range of species, with our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Management at Writtle College.

This Level 2 course is ideal if you’re looking to work with animals and want to learn more about their care, handling and management.

As a student at Writtle College you’ll use our animal studies centre, with its aquatic, reptile and companion animal rooms. It’s part of our rural 150-hectare campus, which, as well as housing small animals, is home to horses and farm livestock.

You’ll also gain valuable experience with a work placement. While on placement, you’ll complete a portfolio of work that contributes toward your final grade.

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Hands-on learning

Join an Animal Management course at Writtle College and:

  • study on our 150-hectare campus with its specialist animal centres and working farm
  • take part in animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive species
  • help to support animals’ basic living and nutrition needs
  • go on study trips and gain experience through a work placement.
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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Careers and educational progression

After completing your Level 2 qualification, you’ll be well-placed to find a job in the animal industry that requires hands-on, practical skills.

Or you might choose to continue your studies with a Level 3 qualification, such as our Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management.

Apply now for Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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