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Complete Animal Care

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Are you looking to pursue a career in working with animals? By completing this Complete Animal Care course bundle, you could start in a field that offers a wide range of opportunities, from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and academic research.

  • Explore the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats.
  • Investigate health and safety within the veterinary practice.
  • Understand the main needs of an animal.
  • Devise suitable feeding plans.
  • Learn how to set up suitable accommodation.
  • Know how to handle animals in the correct way.
  • Understand the study of the ethics involved in the care, farming and conservation of animals.
  • Covers the legal, ethical, commercial, agricultural and conservational aspects of animal welfare.
  • From marine life and elephants in the wild to ethical farming in the UK, this course provides maximum coverage of welfare topics for different animals and their habitats.

You are saving from £268.00 buying this course as a package.

All for just £1,247.00 £979.00

Course overview

This Complete Animal Care Bundle includes Animal Care Level 2, Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 and Animal Welfare Level 4.

This course gives you a comprehensive and full understanding of animal care, covering the practical, scientific, legal and ethical aspects of caring for animals.

During the Animal Care Level 2 course, you will look at the importance of quantity and timing of the feeding of animals, signs of ill health, the housing requirements of animals, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and much more.

Meanwhile, in the Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 course, you will examine the roles and responsibilities of Veterinary Surgeons, the basic structure and function of the nervous system, the role of infection in animal and human health, and more.

Finally, in the Animal Welfare QLS Level 4 course, you will explore the codes of practice when it comes to animal welfare practice, dairy farming, the UK’s most protected animals, protecting the marine environment and much more.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their animal care, veterinary, and animal welfare knowledge
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in the animal industry.

Future career options:

  • Animal technician
  • Equine groom
  • Pest control surveyor
  • Animal attendant
  • Animal keeper
  • Large animal technician
  • Trainee zookeeper
  • Contract animal technician
  • Mammal keeper
  • Primate care staff
  • Animal care assistant
  • Animal rehomer
  • Pet health advisor
  • Vet


Course Duration

Up to 3 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 200 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive three certificates of achievement in Animal Care Level 2, Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 and Animal Welfare Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Animal Care Level 2

Animal Welfare QLS Level 4

Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3

Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course duration

Once enrolled, you will have 3 years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study method

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive 3 separate Certificates of Achievement.

For the Animal Welfare Level 4 course, you will receive a certificate of achievement from ABC.

You will also receive a Certificate of Achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) for the Animal Care Level 2 and Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 courses.

The completion of these courses alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills toward regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence of your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

Awarding bodies

The Quality License Scheme

The Animal Welfare Level 4 course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website.

This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.


The Animal Care Level 2 course and Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3 course have been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The courses have been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The courses depth and study have been benchmarked at Level 2 and 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.


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