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ANIMAL CARE AWARD (ACCREDITED LEVEL 3)
 
ANIMAL CARE AWARD (ACCREDITED LEVEL 3)
 
£395.00
 

COURSE CODE 250


 

The course is designed to assist the student in understanding the basic needs of animals, from the information provided obtain a better understanding of the animal profile and then be able to identify problems. Students will then be able to comfortably understand animal breeds and at an early stage pass on any problems or information to vets or owners.

The course is not designed as a veterinary assistants course, but rather as a possible introduction to the field of animal care and hopefully in the future encourage you to consider a career in animal management.

Course Syllabus

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Birds
  • Rabbits
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Guinea pigs, hamsters and mice

Course Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Module 1 – Cats.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

Discuss how important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion.

Describe what impact improper feeding can have on a cat's health.
       
Define whether it is possible to train a cat.
       
 

Module 2 – Dogs.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:


Evaluate the dangers of inadequate feeding and overfeeding.
       
Investigate canine nutrition.
       
Discuss exercise.
       
Define grooming.
       
Analyse how a disease/illness is identified.
 
Module 3 – Horses.

On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
       


Discuss points you should consider when buying a horse.

Define conformation.
       
Describe the ideal stable.
       
List for what purposes you would use a dandy brush.
       
List for what purposes you would use a body brush.
       
Identify the symptoms of Colic.
       
 

Module 4 – Birds.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

Describe the varieties of housing available to the bird keeper.
       
Explain how to handle a bird correctly.
       
Identify what clues you would look for if a bird seemed unwell.
       
Discuss how you would identify and treat constipation.
       
 

Module 5 – Rabbits.

On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

Analyse the factors that one might need to consider when choosing a rabbit.
       
Discuss suitable housing for a pet rabbit.
       
Define a healthy diet for an adult working buck and investigate why caution is necessary when feeding fresh plants to your rabbits.
       
Describe the correct way to handle a rabbit.
       
Identify some common ailments a rabbit might suffer from.
       
 

Module 6 – Reptiles and Amphibians.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:


Explain the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
       
Describe how you would house reptiles or amphibians.

Discuss how you would generally care for reptiles/amphibians.
       
Evaluate feeding routines.
       
 

Module 7 – Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Mice.

On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:


Describe suitable housing for a guinea pig.
       
Evaluate what temperature guinea pigs should be kept at and discuss what happens if the temperature drops.
       
Analyse what food should you never feed to a guinea pig and explain why.
       
Explain what can happen if a female hamster with a litter is disturbed and how can this be avoided.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 126 hrs.

Additional Information

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Animal Care Diploma

Animal Care Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Animal Care Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. 

Who are ABC



ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


ANIMAL CARE AWARD (ACCREDITED LEVEL 3)
 
ANIMAL CARE AWARD (ACCREDITED LEVEL 3)
 
 
£395.00
 

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