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Level 3 Animal Care Apprenticeships

ProCo o­ffers four diff­erent level 3 apprenticeships in animal care:

  • Level 3 Animal Care (Pet Care & Retail)
  • Level 3 Animal Care (Animal Care & Welfare)
  • Level 3 Animal Care (Dog Grooming)
  • Level 3 Animal Care (Training)

These apprenticeships reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively and demonstrate that the Apprentice is competent in the area of work the qualification represents.

Entry requirements

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English.
  • Employed in animal care placement e.g. boarding, rescue kennels/pet shops/grooming/doggie day care.
  • Previous level 2 animal care qualification, where possible.

Method of assessment

All sections of the apprenticeship will be completed in the workplace:

  • Practical assessments
  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Exams

Possible careers

  • Assistant dog groomer
  • Farm worker (livestock)
  • Horse groomer
  • Animal technician
  • Assistant dog trainer
  • Dog handler
  • Kennel worker
  • Pet shop assistant

Course Application

Case Study

“I love the course and knew this was what I wanted to do when I left high school”.

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Kate Miller

Animal Care Apprentice