What will the apprentice be doing?
Your day-to-day duties will include the following:
You will be working with dogs in pack play.
You will ensure that there is fresh, clean drinking water for the dogs. and that they are fed as required.
You will be playing with the dogs, ensuring that they are stimulated.
You will be cleaning up after the dogs when needed.
You will facilitate the introduction of each dog to the pack and be aware of any signs of conflict and intervene once you are trained to do so.
You will also stroke the dogs and care for their emotional wellbeing
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training to follow the Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
Training will be provided in the workplace through Educationwise where you will work towards a Level 2 standard apprenticeship.
The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with the day to day responsibilities. The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will be conducted by an independent assessor, which includes:
Knowledge test (30% of grading)
Personal statement & portfolio of evidence (20% of grading)
Coursework & practical end assessment 5-6 hours (50% of grading)
There will be 3 levels of Pass, Merit & Distinction
Animal Care and Welfare Assistant
Level 2 (GCSE)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Full time position available to the right candidate to become a permanent part of the team.
Reality CheckUnderstand the physical nature of the role. Maintain the highest standards of hygiene .Have the drive and determination to learn and achieve the skills to be proficient in their role and take full advantage of in-house training opportunities.Follow all Health & Safety procedure. Be able to follow written and verbal instructions.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade at grades 9-3/A*-D) Desired