Everyone learns in different ways – methods that work for some, may not work for others. This is why making education as inclusive as possible is so important. The continuous development of apprenticeship programmes has provided students who struggle with the academic side of learning with a more practical alternative.
Apprenticeships are an inclusive option for both employers and students – so, if you’re looking to train new staff, why not consider hiring an apprentice?
Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship
Animal care workplaces can vary considerably, meaning content that is relevant to some students, may not be relevant to all students. This is why the Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship offers the choice of seven further learning pathways – to tailor your apprentice’s learning to your workplace.
What makes the animal care apprenticeship so accessible?
There are many factors contributing to the accessibility and inclusivity of the Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship. Some of these include:
Recently the rate at which the government contribute towards apprenticeship funding has increased. Meaning that small employers only have to pay 5% of course fees. That’s just £250 for the Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship.
Variety of pathways
As mentioned, the apprenticeship offers the choice of seven additional learning pathways to ensure your apprentice is learning skills relevant to their job role. The pathways they can choose from are:
- Animal Interaction and Handling
- Movement and Transportation
- Working Dog Handler
- Operational/Reception Duties
- Wildlife Rehabilitation
No college attendance required
Although your apprentice will need to complete 20% off-the-job training, all learning materials are provided online, meaning they won’t need to attend college every week. As an employer this gives you more freedom to allocate off-the-job training tasks at times suitable to your business. For example, they could spend one out of five working days doing off-the-job training, or they could allocate one hour every working day to these tasks.
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