BTEC Firsts Animal Care (2014)

Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying BTEC Firsts in Animal Care. Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 1 and level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector.

Units offered include animal health, animal welfare and principles of animal behaviour.

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Qualification type:
BTEC First
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Animal Care
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Level 1/2
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Eligible for funding in England for:
Pre-16 (EFA funding), 16-18 (EFA funding)
UK only
First teaching:
Last registration:
  • 31 December 2021
Final certification:
  • 31 December 2023

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BTEC Firsts in Animal Care can help you take your first steps towards a career working with animals. You’ll learn essential skills such as handling, feeding, grooming and giving animals a healthy environment to live in.

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