Animal Care Level 2 Course - CPD Certified

Oplex Careers


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Study method
Online, self-paced
70 Hours
70 CPD points / hours
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The online Animal Care Level 2 Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to caring for animals, discussing animal rights and welfare, nutrition and more.

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The online Animal Care Level 2 Course will introduce learners to the field of caring for animals, paying particular attention to small animals. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to animal health and well being aimed at those with a keen interest in animal care. This is also aimed at those with a strong passion for animal health and welfare.

This course will provide a great insight into this field of study with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working with animals, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Animal Care Level 2 Course is split into the following modules:

    • Introduction to Animal Care

– Brief history
– Domestication
– The small animal industry

    • Safety regarding Animal Care

– Important skills to know
– Risks with small animals
– Physical restraint
– Safety

    • Animal Rights and Welfare

– History
– Issues
– Things to know

    • Nutrition and the Digestive System

– Nutrition
– Digestion

    • Rabbits

– Classification
– History
– Uses
– Breeds
– Anatomy
– Feeding

    • Hamsters

– Classification
– History
– Uses
– Breeds
– Anatomy
– Feeding

    • Gerbils, Rats and Mice

– Classification
– History
– Uses
– Breeds
– Anatomy
– Feeding

    • Guinea-pigs and Chinchillas

– Classification
– History
– Uses
– Breeds
– Anatomy

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Animal Care Level 2 Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Animal Care Level 2 Course, student will be awarded with a Level 2 CPD Certification.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Animal Care Level 2 Course.

Course Duration

The online Animal Care Level 2 Course requires 70 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Animal Care Level 2 Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Animal Care Level 2 Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Animal Care Level 2 Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


There are no specific entry requirements to join this course with Oplex Careers. All you need to study this course is an internet connection.

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Diane asked:

How do I apply for animal care level 2 course, and how does it all work


Simply click through the checkout on the Reed website. Your details will be sent over to us where our team will create your student account. Once created we send over your unique username and password to get started on your course.

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Tony asked:

Hi does the course give you the qualification to apply for an animal health care assistant?


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. This is not equivalent to a formal qualification. Instead this course will introduce you into the field teaching practical skills that you could then use to support your CV and job applications.

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Anth asked:

After completion can you apply for animal health care roles?


While the course itself does not guarantee one particular job, many of our learners use this course and certificate to support job applications as well as helping them move into further training required by their employer.

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