Animal Care

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Animal Care

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Animal Care has been developed to provide an engaging introduction to the animal care sector.

Learners will study animal health, which is externally assessed via a written paper-based exam, as this knowledge and understanding is essential when caring for animals. Learners will also develop their safe animal handling skills, which is vital in order to effectively care for animals.

Further units allow students to study the contribution of animals to our society, the laws and regulations in place to protect their welfare, and abnormal behaviours of animals kept in captivity.

Assessment details:

  • Unit 1:  External exam (1 hour)
  • 3 further units are all assessed by coursework assignments

Each unit carries an equal weighting.