“Best decision to go on this course this year, thank you” Natalie L
Animal carers may examine welfare environments, ensure that once an owner no longer wants his pet that they are passed on or sold to someone who will love and care for them. Another avenue is for people who wish to or want to set up their own pet walking or grooming businesses.
This course gives you an all-inclusive and all the knowledge of animal care, covering the hands-on, scientific, legal and ethical characteristics of caring for animals. Once you have completed and passed this course you will be able to:
Understand the main needs of an animal
Devise suitable feeding plans
Learn how to set up suitable accommodation
Handle animals in the correct way
Administer basic first aid procedures
Identify signs of ill health
Recognise normal and abnormal behaviours
Discuss the ethical, social and legal debates regarding animals and their care.
You have the choice of receiving your course materials by post or email. Our knowledgeable and approachable tutors will mentor and answer any questions you have by email through all stages of your course.
You set the time scales from which you work to. Handing in assignments couldn’t be easier; by post or email, you decide.
Module 1: Animal Feeding
Types of feeder
Choosing and preparing food
Quantity and timing of feeding
Module 2: Animal Accommodation
Fixtures and fittings
Cleaning and maintaining
Module 3: Animal Health
Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
Endoparasites and ectoparasites
Signs of ill health
First aid procedures and remedies
Module 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals
Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
Personal protective equipment
Handling and restraint equipment
Module 5: Animal Behaviour
Methods and recording
Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
Module 6: Animals in Society
How can we meet these needs?
The Animal Welfare Act 2006
Animals in production
Animals in sport
Animals as assistance
You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.
The course will take between 80-120 home study hours. You are under no pressure to meet deadlines as there is no time limit for completion.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by email. You can start the course at any time.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement.
Course Questions and Answers
Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.
Q: Is there a time limit for completion of this course?
There is no time limit for completing this home learning course. It is truly flexible and designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle.
Q: What is included in the cost of my course?
Student record bag
Comprehensive study notes
Personal tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Q: Do I have to sit an exam?
No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.
Q: Are there any additional costs?
No, everything you need is included in the price!
Q: How do I get my work assessed?
Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your diploma proving your success in animal care.