Level 2 Certificate in Pet Sitting


This course runs once a week across 6 weeks and you will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent pet sitter

The City and Guilds dog walking qualification is a valuable certificate of competence to show your customers.

Nearing the start of the course, we will confirm your timetable.

Course Content - What will I learn?

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to
work as a pet sitter. Mandatory content covers:
roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter
current legislation and codes of practice
potential problems and emergencies

The assessment for this qualification will require you to
a practical assessment with oral questioning

In order to take this qualification, you need to hold a level 2
qualification in animal-related area, such as:
Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care
Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care
Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care
Level 2 Diploma in Equine Care
Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal
Health, Husbandry and Handling

What Next?

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to employers or the public that you have the practical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services of a pet sitter.

This course directly links to our other qualifications – Canine first aid. We encourage students from these courses to enrol onto this first aid course, as this is a requirement in the industry

For those of you wanting to go into employment, the aim of our course(s) are to produce competent carers working with animals, with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Potential careers:

  • Animal Technician
  • Applied Animal Behaviourist
  • Assistance Dog Trainer
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Farm Worker (Livestock)
  • Kennel Worker
  • RSPCA/ SSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo Keeper

Ready to take the next step?

Reaching your career goals is just a click away.


16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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