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Animal Care and Management

During the 2-year programme, students will learn the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of animal care and management occupations. The T Level in Animal Care and Management will be available from September 2024.


Level 3 qualification

2-year course

Includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in the animal care and management sector. Career options might include:

What you’ll learn on this course

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

  • sustainability, including environmental legislation, 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

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

The specialisms available in the Animal Care and Management T Level are:

  • animal management and behaviour
  • animal management and science

What you'll need before you start

T Levels are one of your options after you’ve finished GCSEs.

Entry requirements for each course are set by the individual school or college.

Check with your local T Level school or college to find out the entry requirements for the Animal Care and Management T Level.

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