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Open Awards Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

HOW AND WHEN TO ENROL

To ensure the safety of our staff and students and to manage the number of people on campus in a Covid-safe manner during this busy period, it is our intention to enrol as many students as possible online. You can find out if you’re eligible for online enrolment on our How to Enrol page.

If you are eligible to complete your enrolment online, you will receive a unique username and password via letter and email. This will allow you to sign in to access your online enrolment dashboard.

Online enrolment for this course opens on the following dates:

12th August

Please note: Access to your personal online enrolment dashboard will only be available from the date stated above.

If you need support with online enrolment, please email enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or give us a call on 01964 553000 during the support times shown on our How to Enrol page.

If you are not eligible for online enrolment or need extra support, please call 01964 553000 to book an appointment to enrol on campus.

INDUCTION

The enrolment process will be complete once you have attended Bishop Burton for your induction sessions, which will be the week commencing 6th September 2021.

The days that you are expected to be on campus for your induction sessions will be the same as your normal timetable. This will be sent to you via post after you have enrolled.

At induction, students will receive their ID badge, a copy of their Learner Agreement and details about how to access your college email account, including your username and password.

Autumn Term

Monday 6th September 2021 - Friday 17th December 2021


Autumn Half Term

Monday 25th October 2021 - Friday 29th October 2021


Spring Term

Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Friday 8th April 2022


Spring Half Term

Monday 21st February 2022 - Friday 25th February 2022


Summer Term

Sunday 25th April 2021 - Friday 1st July 2022


Summer Half Term

Monday 30th May 2022 - Friday 3rd June 2022


As well as working in the college’s animal management unit you will also get the opportunity to go on work placements up to three times a year. This will be arranged by the college and could include experiences such as volunteering at the Humber Bridge Country Park. This is a great opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice.

During the course you will get the opportunity to go on a range of visits which are held throughout the year. You will get plenty of notice of these visits and trips so that you can save for them, although we try and keep them as cheap as possible.

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments

  • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
  • USB pen drive (for saving your work)
  • College-branded blue kennel coat
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – including steel toe capped footwear (boots, shoes, or wellies)
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear (for work experience)