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Domestic Animal Care L3

£499.00 £369.00

This course is perfectly suited for current and future pet owners who want to increase their skills and how they care for animals.  This home study course is also well suited for anyone who wishes to work within the animal care industry of professional training and care.

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Testimonial

“So far I am enjoying the course. The information is well presented and the links to websites is very helpful” Catherine T

 

This course will teach you to:

Become a thoughtful and skilled carer of all household pets.

You will acquire all the knowledge regarding optimum nutrition for cats and dogs in order to meet their daily needs.

Learn the observation skills of behavioural training techniques to ensure that your pet is well-behaved, socialised and happy.

Becoming an expert carer of household pets with the skills and understanding to meet all their needs.

This course is perfectly suited for current and future pet owners who want to increase their skills and how they care for animals.  This home study course is also well suited for anyone who wishes to work within the animal care industry of professional training and care.

Course Content

Module 1: A New Puppy

Choosing a pupping

Feeding a puppy

Socialisation and habitulisation

Prophylactic treatments

Fleas

Neutering

Oral health

Module 2: A New Kitten

Choosing a kitten

Feeding a kitten

Socialisation and habitulisation

Prophylactic treatments

Ticks

Neutering

Oral health

Module 3: Adult Nutrition

Food storage

Non-energy producing nutrients

Vitamins

Differing nutritional needs

Common dog and cat foods

Module 4: Basic Training and Understanding Basic Behaviour

House training

Body language and psychology of the cat and dog

Basic training

Punishment

Common behavioural problems

Module 5: Owners’ Responsibilities

Legislation

Codes of practice

The five freedoms

Moral responsibilities

Kennels and catteries

Module 6: Caring for Older Cats and Dogs

Behavioural changes

Dietary changes

Signs of pain

Assessment

This home study course will be marked on a set number of assignments only, there is no exam as part of this qualification.

Course Duration

We project that the course requires approximately 80 hours of home study time but there are no set deadlines for you to work towards. Allowing you to study at your own speed.

Study Method

This course is designed for home study learning. You will receive a course pack and study bag containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 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 to complete this home learning course, so you can study at your own pace. This course is aimed at being adaptable around your lifestyle.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

Student record bag

Pen

Mouse mat

Study guide

Comprehensive study notes

Personal tutor support

Assignment marking and feedback

Accreditation

Free NUS student discount card

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 certificate proving your success in domestic animal care.