Animal Care Apprentice (Coco's Canine Creche) COCO'S CANINE CRECHE LTD

Animal Care Apprenticeship at a busy dog day care creche, covering all aspects of animal welfare and behaviour.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 09 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    To be decided at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An exciting opportunity to join a fun and supportive team to work alongside your training.

Duties include but not limited to;

  • Supervising all activities including general play with toys and ensure the dogs interact with each other appropriately – intervention required when play is getting too boisterous or over exuberant.
  • Handling and walking up to three dogs at a time, on and off lead, removing all canine faeces from public areas when out walking and demonstrating control.
  • Supervision of mental and physical enrichment games and creating new exciting activities for all dogs to participate in.
  • Taking dogs outside for toileting regularly.
  • Preparing lunches and feed for puppies and those with specific dietary requirements.
  • Cleaning duties including hygienic cleaning of urine and faeces when accidents occur inside the crèche and also general cleaning tasks end of day, with additional duties end of each working week.
  • General admin duties including answering of the phone and diary duties.
  • Greeting dogs and owners at the start of sessions and taking them out to their owners at the end.  Candidates must be prepared to provide feedback to owners constructively if required.
  • Candidates must be prepared to follow usual health and safety guidelines and work within the terms of our day care licence conditions, to ensure highest standards of care and welfare of the dogs at all times.
  • The candidate is expected to wear company uniform and represent the organisation in a responsible and professional manner.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant qualification
  • The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship.
  • All training will take place at the work location and the applicant will complete an animal care apprenticeship in full.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Ability to grow within the role, continue further education to level 3 standard.
  • Creche Manager
  • Dog Trainer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness, Previous Dog Experience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C or 4) Desired

Things to consider

Spending each day at work in the company of amazing canines. KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise. The applicant needs to be able to get to work before 8am and would have to provide evidence of how they would get to/from our location at the time of interview. This job would suit an individual who is energetic and has the ability to be on their feet for up to 10 hours per day. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

We are a 5 star fully licensed Dog Day Care Facility. We care for dogs of all ages and breeds from young pups to older dogs needing somewhere safe and fun when their owners aren’t around. We are open 8am to 6pm weekdays only and some Saturday mornings for Puppy Parties.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Heidi Clear and Bethany Wylie

Apprenticeship standard

Animal care and welfare assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Jul 2024