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This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.
Senior pets refer to the pets that are too old and require special attention and care. Different pets mature differently based on their breed and genetics. It is very crucial to identify the age in which a specific pet reaches maturity in order to provide it with special attention and care. Although breed mainly determines the maturity of pets, nutrition and environment also play a role in how fast a pet ages.
Just as humans, when pets grow old they face many health issues which require special attention and care. They might face dental issues, arthritis and degenerative diseases. They might also tend to get tired easily, find it difficult to run, walk or play and to find a comfortable position to sleep in. identifying the health issues and diseases in senior pets early on and treating them accordingly may greatly impact the overall health of senior pets and may help them live longer. It may also improve their state of mind and keep them happy.
Caring for senior pets can be done by pet care or veterinary professionals. However, learning the essentials on how to care for your senior pets will help you cut down on the cost to hire professionals and to strengthen your bond with your pets. It could also be the qualification that helps you embark on a successful career in pet care or veterinary. This Diploma in care of the senior pets – level 3 will teach you how to identify the maturity of pets and the behavioural changes in senior pets. You will also get to look over at the special considerations for senior cats. You will be introduced to mobility and pain issues that plague senior pets. You will be enlightened about cancer in senior pets and will be taught how to say goodbye when the time comes.
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
We are always thinking of ways in which you can gain the best from our online learning platform. When you enroll with us on this program you will have the opportunity to enroll on a Level 3 course or above for free!!! The courses that you can choose from have been indicated on our suggested course below.
- Advanced Diploma in Event Planning & Managing - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Baking and Cake Decorating - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Business Starting Up (Animal Care) - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Wedding Planning - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Dog Grooming - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Dog Behavior and Training - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Animal Psychology - Level 3
- Advanced Diploma in Animal Physical Therapy - Level 3
What is covered in this course?
- Understand how old is old
- Gain an insight into the behavioural changes in senior pets.
- Get an understanding of the special considerations for mature pets
- Learn about mobility and pain issues in senior pets.
- Gain an understanding of cancer in senior pets.
- Learn how to say goodbye when its time.
Course Curriculum (Type Of Course Material: Text)
MODULE 1: How Old is Old?
1.1 Introduction to Ageing
1.2 Pet to Human Years
1.3 The Ageing Dog
1.4 The Ageing Cat
1.5 Staying Healthy for Longer
1.6 Signs Your Pet Should See the Vet
MODULE 2: Behavioral Changes in Senior Pets
2.1 Mental vs Physical Problems
2.2 Senior Moments
2.3 Changes in the Senses
2.4 Mental Stimulation
2.5 Help a Grieving Pet
2.6 Introducing a New Pet
MODULE 3: Special Considerations for Mature Pets
3.1 Giving Drugs to Older Pets
3.2 Reducing Anaesthesia Risks
3.3 Coat Care
3.4 Dental Problems
3.5 Diet and Senior Pet
MODULE 4: Mobility and Pain Issues
4.1 Conditions Causing Pain
4.2 Signs of Pain
4.4 Physical Therapy
4.5 Treating Pain
4.6 Environment Changes
MODULE 5: Cancer
5.4 Heart Disease
5.5 High Blood Pressure
5.9 Kidney Disease
5.11 Prostate Disease
MODULE 6: Saying Goodbye
6.1 Planning Ahead
6.2 Knowing when it’s Time
6.3 Hospice Care
6.4 What Happens at the End?
6.5 Coping with Loss
6.6 Links to Grief Counselling Organizations for Pet Parents
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Method of assessment
In order to complete the Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments
Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 02 installments when you are submitting your assessments.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
Course Code: QLS-04836
Accredited body (Accreditation)
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.
Who is this course for?
- Job seekers
- Pet care professionals
- Veterinary professionals
- Anyone willing to learn on how to treat senior pets
- Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
- A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
- Veterinary nurse
- Veterinary assistant
- Animal behaviorist
- Kennel attendant
Other jobs you can get
- Pet sitter
- Pet care attendant
- Pet care associate
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