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Animal Care


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Summary

Price
£355 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
12 Months
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

This online course is perfect for animal lovers who want to discover the best and most effective ways to care for animals. Whether you are a pet owner who wants to learn more about the different ways you can help to protect your animals from harm, or someone who would eventually like to work with animals professionally, this course is for you. You'll learn about a range of a different diseases and conditions which affect animals, and about the various treatments and preventative steps which can be used. You'll also learn about animal welfare legislation, and about the different bodies which oversee animal care in the UK.

Description

This course has been broken down into 17 units, as listed below.

  • Unit 1 – History and Background

This unit covers the biological and cultural development of domesticated animals throughout history, including the creation of species classifications, and the practice of selective breeding.

  • Unit 2 – Safety, Health and Hygiene

This unit covers the important health, safety and hygiene practices that are necessary for the proper care of animals. It also introduces learners to a variety of common diseases, infections and other afflictions that can result from poor animal health, safety and hygiene.

  • Unit 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the key features, and differences, in animal physiology, going all the way down to a cellular level.

  • Unit 4 – Animal First Aid

In this unit, students will learn about the basic skill required to administer emergency first aid to animals across a number of scenarios. This includes breathing problems, burns, shock, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, and much more besides.

  • Unit 5 – Dogs

This unit focuses on domestic dogs, and their particular needs. This includes common canine diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 6 – Cats

This unit focuses on domestic cats, and their particular needs. This includes common feline diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 7 – Horses and Ponies

This unit focuses on domestic horse species, and their particular needs. This includes common equine diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 8 – Birds

This unit focuses on domestic fish, and their particular needs. This includes common aviary diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 9 – Fish

This unit focuses on domestic cats, and their particular needs. This includes common aquatic diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 10 – Snakes and Lizards

This unit focuses on domestic snakes and lizards, and their particular needs. This includes common reptile diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 11 – Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins

This unit focuses on domestic tortoise, turtle and terrapins, and their particular needs. This includes common reptile diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 12 – Insects and Amphibians

This unit focuses on domestic insects (such as tarantulas) and amphibians (such as frogs), and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 13 – Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice

This unit focuses on domestic small rodent species, and their particular needs. This includes common rodent diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 14 – Ferrets and Pole Cats

This unit focuses on domestic ferrets and polecats, and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 15 – Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

This unit focuses on domestic rabbits and guinea pigs, and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

  • Unit 16 – Wildlife

This unit looks not at domesticated animals, but at wildlife. Learners will discover the vast differences between caring for domesticated animals and dealing with wild animals in their natural environments.

  • Unit 17 – Animal Welfare

This unit covers the various animal welfare groups and organisations in the UK and worldwide, and walks learners through the various pieces of law and legislation on animal welfare that have an effect of those who care for animals.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who loves animals and wants to care for them effectively. This course would suit pet owners as well as those who work (or would like to work) with animals (dog walkers, veterinary assistants, kennel workers etc.)

Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.

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Amber asked:

Where are the exams held?

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There are no exams. The course is assessed through a series of written assignments which can be emailed to a tutor for marking.

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Joanne asked:

Would this course help gain a job

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The course provide certification through a recognised awarding body and so you would be entitled to include the certificate on your CV towards the requirements of animal care related jobs.

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Danica asked:

Does this course include your level 2? Or just level 3.

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The level 3course covers the level 2 syllabus and so it is not necessary to study level 2 first.

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Danica asked:

Does this course include your level 2? Or just level 3.

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The level 3course covers the level 2 syllabus and so it is not necessary to study level 2 first.

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Gillian asked:

Hi does this course give you UCAS points to enable me to get into university

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UCAS points are awarded onl to certain specific qualifications. Howevere in your UCAS application yu wold be able to list this certificate in your qualifications gained and UCAS will be able to give an appropriate level of credit for the qualification you seek to undertake. Regards,

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Daniel asked:

what type of qualifications do you get?

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The course leads to a level 3 certificate issued by ABC AWards, a leading UK awarding organisation.

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