Animal Care - Intermediate Apprenticeship

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Who is this qualification suitable for? This qualification is perfect for anyone wishing to work with animals. Generally, work in this industry deals with the health, welfare, handling and supervision of animals – whether that’s working in a zoo or wildlife park, or for the RSPCA. It’s a dedicated profession, as animals need to be looked after 365 days a year. Your Apprenticeship will vary depending on your employer, but you could learn about health checking, basic animal training, transporting animals, feeding, watering and exercising animals, advising customers and owners, or maintaining a clean and safe working environment. Framework: Diploma 76% English L2 8% Maths L2 8% ERR/PLTS 8% Exemptions: -GCSE English Language Grade C or higher -Functional Skills English L1 or higher -GCSE Mathematics Grade C or higher -Functional Skills Maths L1 or higher What's included? 9 mandatory units (total of 28 credits) Optional Units (total of 16 credits) How will learning take place? Off the job learning – individual & group teaching, coaching, distance learning, e-learning, feedback & assessment, guided study, learning with peers, networked or collaborative learning, mentoring. On the job training – this can be seen as the time you spend guided whilst undertaking normal activities as part of your job role, & which provide opportunities to learn, develop & practice skills. Completion of the diploma – When all outcomes have been achieved, your paperwork & portfolio is passed onto the Internal Quality Assurer, who will sample it & apply for your certificate, if it is of the required standard.

Course information

Name: Animal Care - Intermediate Apprenticeship Qualification title: Diploma in Work-based Animal Care (QCF) Qualification type: Assessment The Assessment Process: Access Training use a blended learning model which means that training, assessment & support will be delivered in a variety of ways to suit you & your employer. Webinars, e-learning & Skype will be combined with face-to-face visits & self-study to provide flexible learning that you can access when & where you want – whether that’s during an appointment in working hours, taking part in a Skype call at your desk or watching a video on your phone. Achievement of the qualification is based around the provision of sufficient evidence to show that the job can be done to the national standards. You need to collect a variety of evidence & this collection of evidence is called a ‘portfolio’. This will be done electronically via an e-portfolio & your assessor may use any of the following sources of evidence: -Performance at Work Observation -Work Product -Recognition of Prior Learning -Witness Statement -Questioning -Professional Discussion -Reflective Account Awarding City and Guilds Land Based Services (Formerly NPTC) Created 20140814 03:27:30 Updated 20170203 15:10:32

Entry requirements

Employer will provide equipment needed. Equipment required Employer will provide equipment needed.


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Learning aims

Title: Diploma in Work-based Animal Care (QCF) Qualification: Diploma in Work-based Animal Care (QCF) Classification: Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

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