Animal Care & Management TLevel

Start Date
Course Course
Animal Care
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

There are many different career paths and opportunities for those wishing to work in animal care, which range from working with small to large animals, and domesticated to exotic animals, in sub-sector areas such animal welfare, business, science and wildlife conservation.

Key Units

Students will be undertaking the Animal Management and Science T Level.

This covers core units and optional specialisms

Some core units include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Working within the sector
  • Professional Behaviours

Some specialism units:
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health and Disease
  • Handling and Restraint
  • Conservation
  • Research Methods

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4/5 or above including English Language, Maths and Biology

Interested in doing a T Level, but worried you haven't got the entry requirements, or feel that you might need more time to get ready for one? We offer a T Level Foundation Year which is a one-year, post-GCSE programme designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you technical knowledge, practical and study skills, English and Maths, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level and future career path. Apply for the T Level today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.


Assessment for this course takes the form of:

  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Exams/tests
  • Research portfolio
  • Reflective reports

Where does this Lead

The completion of this qualification gives the learner the opportunity to progress on to university level study or higher level Apprenticeships.

This includes our own university level offer, including the HND in Animal Management, at UC Sheffield. Click here to find out more.

Future Opportunities

This qualification will prepare students for further study at university or direct employment in the animal management sector, such as:
  • Trainee veterinary nurse
  • Animal technician
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research assistant
  • Animal centre assistant
  • Trainee zookeeper
  • Animal care assistant

Tell Me More

You'll have the amazing opportunity to undertake a 45-day (315 hour) work placement during the course of your T Level. We're proud to work alongside a number of reputable employers, meaning you can look forward to working with the best that the industry has to offer.

This placement promises to be invaluable - ultimately giving you the chance to grow your skillset, expand your knowledge and become comfortable in a professional environment.

All in all, the experience will be make you an extremely attractive candidate when applying for job roles or to university.

Extra Costs

Trips/Visits - £50

PPE - £50

Stationery - £10

Reading Materials - £30

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