Animal Care

You may need:

2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G) for a level 1 course
2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • preparing food and feeding, cleaning and grooming the animals
  • exercising dogs in a yard or taking them for walks
  • cleaning out kennels, pens and cages, and changing bedding
  • looking after animals who become ill or distressed
  • answering queries from colleagues and visitors
  • ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained

With experience, you could progress to supervisor or manager, or become self-employed.

You could also use your experience to move into other animal care careers, like veterinary nursing.

Interested in this or one of our other Work Experience opportunities?

Contact us for more information!!

Amy Dennison: amy@esnonline.org
Claire Marshall: claire@esnonline.org

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