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Animal Care

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Learners wishing to find out more about a career in Animal Care will find these qualifications from ABC Awards an ideal stepping stone into the industry. ABC's Animal Care qualifications provide practical entry and progression routes that encourage learners to develop their skills and knowledge in areas of interest to them.

Covering areas such as animal care and welfare, zoos / wildlife establishments, dog grooming, pet care and retail, animal welfare enforcement, animal training, dog / animal wardens and animals in education and entertainment,  ABC's qualifications can lead to employment in jobs such as animal nursing assistants, dog grooming, hydrotherapy for small animals and farm animal management.

 

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We have qualifications which form part of the apprenticeship framework, for more information click here

Apprenticeships

As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.
 
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. * All employed apprentices will get a wage, at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW) however, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week.

*www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Key benefits:
•    earn a salary
•    get paid holidays
•    receive training
•    gain qualifications
•    learn job-specific skills

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available for those aged 16 and over:
 
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.

Higher Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 4 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation Degree.

Apprenticeships are available in the following Sectors

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care*
Arts, Media and Publishing
Business, Administration and Law
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Education and Training
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies*
Health, Public Services and Care*

Information and Communication Technology
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Retail and Commercial Enterprise*

ABC Awards has qualifications in these sectors* that contribute to Apprenticeships:

Accredited - Level 2 Diploma for Work-Based Animal Nursing Assistants

ABC Awards are pleased to announce the accreditation of our new Level 2 Diploma for Work-Based Animal Nursing Assistants. 

This qualification is additional to the Level 2 Award and Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants and is aimed at learners who are employed full time within a veterinary environment.  It has been developed as a single integrated qualification including both the knowledge and competence required by the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England and will sit within the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship for Nursing Assistants in a Veterinary Setting.

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