Animal care and management

Course content, course specifications, outlines, teaching and assessment resources for the Animal care and management T Level. 

Core content

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • sustainability, including environmental legislation, Government environmental policies and initiatives, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles
  • the principles of biosecurity
  • employment rights and responsibilities and progression opportunities within the sector
  • ethical principles
  • the supply chain and principles of stock management
  • business organisations, enterprise skills and project management
  • characteristics protected by equality legislation
  • communication
  • principles of customer care
  • finance
  • health and safety
  • information and data

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least 1 module of occupation-specific content:

  • Animal Management and Behaviour
    • Keeper and aquarist
    • Animal care and welfare assistant
  • Animal Management and Science 
    • Equine Care and Management

Detailed course outline

Download the course outline from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Teaching, learning and planning resources

Resource Hub from City & Guilds

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