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Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn canine care best practices
  • Apply your knowledge at home or in a professional capacity
  • Develop or enhance existing skills in canine care, behaviour and welfare
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

About your Diploma

This level 3 diploma has been developed in collaboration with animal welfare and behavioural experts to provide you with the best possible start to your career.

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma is designed to give you key knowledge with regards to animal care best practices and the effective approaches to their welfare.

The knowledge you gain will allow you to explore opportunities in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice.

This can include animal rescue and rehabilitation to dog training/behaviour academies.

You will gain a wealth of knowledge on canine care, exploring behaviours, training and legislation, all of which will help you start your new career.

Starting your Career

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

This Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). So you can be confident that the material is relevant and meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in canine care.

Qualification: Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4610/3).

Requirements for Entry

If you have a genuine interest in canine care and a desire to start a fulfilling new career, then no previous experience or qualifications are needed.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn current legislation surrounding dogs
  • Understand how laws can impact dog ownership and care
  • Study the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Familiarise yourself with the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Learn about the new Animal Activity Licensing legislation 2018

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore the role of evolution within canines
  • Learn about the origin of the Canis Familiaris
  • Study natural canine social behaviour
  • Examine breed traits and characteristics

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn about the essential PPE required when working with canines
  • Study the principles of safe, controlled and force-free handling 
  • Describe a range of techniques for dog walking
  • Learn how to approach dogs in many different situations
  • Identify correct equipment for catching and containing stray dogs

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of canine dominance
  • Learn the theories of canine training
  • Explore force-free behaviour improvement solutions
  • Study punishment in canine training

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine body language
  • Explore common canine behavioural issues
  • Learn the signs and causation for stress and aggression in canines

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn basic canine first aid
  • Understand canine grooming techniques
  • Study positive stewardship
  • Explore the whelping process
  • Identify the development stages for puppies

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes, transmission and prevention of canine disease in kennel and canine care settings.
  • Understand safe kennel entry and exit management
  • Learn the importance of environmental enrichment in kennels, day care and home boarding settings
  • Identify and recognise safe kennel play
  • Study how to safely manage canines in home or day care environment

When studying your Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. You’ll need to provide a portfolio of evidence upon completion of each unit. 

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification. 

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn canine care best practices
  • Apply your knowledge at home or in a professional capacity
  • Develop or enhance existing skills in canine care, behaviour and welfare
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

About your Diploma

This level 3 diploma has been developed in collaboration with animal welfare and behavioural experts to provide you with the best possible start to your career.

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma is designed to give you key knowledge with regards to animal care best practices and the effective approaches to their welfare.

The knowledge you gain will allow you to explore opportunities in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice.

This can include animal rescue and rehabilitation to dog training/behaviour academies.

You will gain a wealth of knowledge on canine care, exploring behaviours, training and legislation, all of which will help you start your new career.

Starting your Career

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning is you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

This Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). So you can be confident that the material is relevant and meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in canine care.

Animal Care and Veterinary Science
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Qualification: Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4610/3).

Requirements for Entry

If you have a genuine interest in canine care and a desire to start a fulfilling new career, then no previous experience or qualifications are needed.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn current legislation surrounding dogs
  • Understand how laws can impact dog ownership and care
  • Study the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Familiarise yourself with the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Learn about the new Animal Activity Licensing legislation 2018

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore the role of evolution within canines
  • Learn about the origin of the Canis Familiaris
  • Study natural canine social behaviour
  • Examine breed traits and characteristics

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn about the essential PPE required when working with canines
  • Study the principles of safe, controlled and force-free handling 
  • Describe a range of techniques for dog walking
  • Learn how to approach dogs in many different situations
  • Identify correct equipment for catching and containing stray dogs

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of canine dominance
  • Learn the theories of canine training
  • Explore force-free behaviour improvement solutions
  • Study punishment in canine training

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine body language
  • Explore common canine behavioural issues
  • Learn the signs and causation for stress and aggression in canines

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn basic canine first aid
  • Understand canine grooming techniques
  • Study positive stewardship
  • Explore the whelping process
  • Identify the development stages for puppies

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes, transmission and prevention of canine disease in kennel and canine care settings.
  • Understand safe kennel entry and exit management
  • Learn the importance of environmental enrichment in kennels, day care and home boarding settings
  • Identify and recognise safe kennel play
  • Study how to safely manage canines in home or day care environment

When studying your Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. You’ll need to provide a portfolio of evidence upon completion of each unit. 

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification. 

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.  

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