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  • 103 guided learning hours

Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop your understanding of small animal care
  • Educate pet owners on the correct grooming, nutrition and environments
  • Identify good matches between customers and pet types
  • Essential pet shop qualification
  • Get qualified from the comfort of your own home
  • Receive an accredited Ofqual qualification

Overview

The level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail is essential in the pet care sector. It is required by law for all pet shops to have a member of their staff hold this qualification. Making it a sure-fire way to gain quick access to your desired job role.

The qualification expands your knowledge on correct protocol and legislation with regards to pet care. Covering a whole host of animals including reptiles, birds, aquatic species and small mammals.

You’ll learn about setting up an enriching environment for many pets and feeding them nutritious and varied diets. As well as how to groom them properly to maintain their hygiene.

The course also covers common animal diseases so you’re able to identify any issues that pet owners are concerned about. Offering them the best advice on how to seek treatment and their next steps.

Other modules cover the benefits of pet ownership for both parties. By being able to understand the need of customers you’ll be able to assess what type of pet is best to meet their requirements. And you’ll have the knowledge to educate them on how to provide the best care for their pet. Whether that’s letting them know the right foods, how to set up the enclosure or how often you’ll need to engage in play.

Being well-educated means all animals that leave your store have the best chance of being well looked after. This is because their owners will be informed properly by a qualified pet shop worker.

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. The qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Getting Started

Studying this qualification online gives you the flexibility to learn no matter how time-poor you are. You won’t have the logistical nightmare of having to rearrange shifts or find childcare. Just learn whenever the time is right.

You’re also in control of the pace you progress through the course. Unlike physical colleges where they dictate your schedule. So you can blitz through the qualification in a couple of months or take the full two years, it’s up to you.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers. We have flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of the course. As well as dedicated tutors who will support you throughout your learning journey. They’ll provide feedback on your assignments to help you develop further and understand what areas you need to work on. And if you need any extra assistance then they’re just an email away.

If you’re ready to get qualified and start a new career then take your first steps by enrolling online today.

Qualification: Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail (Qualification Number: 603/6597/3).

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Requirements for Entry

There’s no previous experience or qualifications needed to enrol onto this online course. So you’re able to realise your ambitions no matter what your academic background. So long as you have a laptop and a stable internet connection, you’re good to go!

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail Modules

The course consists of 6 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advising Customers on Purchasing a Pet

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to find a good match between customer and type of pet
  • Learn the different routes to pet ownership, including rehoming, rescuing and breeders
  • Understand how to provide effective ongoing care and advice
  • Improve your understanding of the legislation related to animal care, ownership and the sale of animals

Unit 2: Animal Accommodation and Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the accommodation needs for different pet animals
  • Know the environmental conditions required for different pet animals
  • Develop your knowledge on the effective use of environmental enrichment

Unit 3: Animal Disease, Health and Hygiene

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common diseases found in animals
  • Know preventative measures owners can use with animals
  • Learn the treatment given to animals for common diseases
  • Know health checking procedures used with animals
  • Be able to articulate the importance of an effective care plan
  • Develop your knowledge legislation surrounding cleaning and hygiene
  • Understand cleaning and hygiene procedures

Unit 4: Animal Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutrient groups that make up a balanced diet
  • Know different food types
  • Be able to articulate different feeding strategies
  • Learn the feeding requirements of animals to ensure a balanced diet
  • Develop your understanding of common animal nutritional problems

Unit 5: Animal as Pets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know why different species are kept as pets
  • Understand the classification and history of common pet species
  • Learn about the welfare requirement, regulations and legislation for pet species
  • Cover the ethics of keeping animals as pets

Unit 6: Customer Care and Retail in a Pet Shop

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand effective customer care
  • Cover the legal and regulatory responsibilities of operating a pet shop
  • Develop your understanding of stock maintenance

There will be a variety of in-depth assessments for each unit. This is to demonstrate you understand the learning objectives set in the unit so you’re able to progress. There is no exam for this qualification.

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

Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop your understanding of small animal care
  • Educate pet owners on the correct grooming, nutrition and environments
  • Identify good matches between customers and pet types
  • Essential pet shop qualification
  • Get qualified from the comfort of your own home
  • Receive an accredited Ofqual qualification

Overview

The level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail is essential in the pet care sector. It is required by law for all pet shops to have a member of their staff hold this qualification. Making it a sure-fire way to gain quick access to your desired job role.

The qualification expands your knowledge on correct protocol and legislation with regards to pet care. Covering a whole host of animals including reptiles, birds, aquatic species and small mammals.

You’ll learn about setting up an enriching environment for many pets and feeding them nutritious and varied diets. As well as how to groom them properly to maintain their hygiene.

The course also covers common animal diseases so you’re able to identify any issues that pet owners are concerned about. Offering them the best advice on how to seek treatment and their next steps.

Other modules cover the benefits of pet ownership for both parties. By being able to understand the need of customers you’ll be able to assess what type of pet is best to meet their requirements. And you’ll have the knowledge to educate them on how to provide the best care for their pet. Whether that’s letting them know the right foods, how to set up the enclosure or how often you’ll need to engage in play.

Being well-educated means all animals that leave your store have the best chance of being well looked after. This is because their owners will be informed properly by a qualified pet shop worker.

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. The qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Getting Started

Studying this qualification online gives you the flexibility to learn no matter how time-poor you are. You won’t have the logistical nightmare of having to rearrange shifts or find childcare. Just learn whenever the time is right.

You’re also in control of the pace you progress through the course. Unlike physical colleges where they dictate your schedule. So you can blitz through the qualification in a couple of months or take the full two years, it’s up to you.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers. We have flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of the course. As well as dedicated tutors who will support you throughout your learning journey. They’ll provide feedback on your assignments to help you develop further and understand what areas you need to work on. And if you need any extra assistance then they’re just an email away.

If you’re ready to get qualified and start a new career then take your first steps by enrolling online today.

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

Qualification: Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail (Qualification Number: 603/6597/3).

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Requirements for Entry

There’s no previous experience or qualifications needed to enrol onto this online course. So you’re able to realise your ambitions no matter what your academic background. So long as you have a laptop and a stable internet connection, you’re good to go!

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail Modules

The course consists of 6 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advising Customers on Purchasing a Pet

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to find a good match between customer and type of pet
  • Learn the different routes to pet ownership, including rehoming, rescuing and breeders
  • Understand how to provide effective ongoing care and advice
  • Improve your understanding of the legislation related to animal care, ownership and the sale of animals

Unit 2: Animal Accommodation and Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the accommodation needs for different pet animals
  • Know the environmental conditions required for different pet animals
  • Develop your knowledge on the effective use of environmental enrichment

Unit 3: Animal Disease, Health and Hygiene

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common diseases found in animals
  • Know preventative measures owners can use with animals
  • Learn the treatment given to animals for common diseases
  • Know health checking procedures used with animals
  • Be able to articulate the importance of an effective care plan
  • Develop your knowledge legislation surrounding cleaning and hygiene
  • Understand cleaning and hygiene procedures

Unit 4: Animal Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutrient groups that make up a balanced diet
  • Know different food types
  • Be able to articulate different feeding strategies
  • Learn the feeding requirements of animals to ensure a balanced diet
  • Develop your understanding of common animal nutritional problems

Unit 5: Animal as Pets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know why different species are kept as pets
  • Understand the classification and history of common pet species
  • Learn about the welfare requirement, regulations and legislation for pet species
  • Cover the ethics of keeping animals as pets

Unit 6: Customer Care and Retail in a Pet Shop

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand effective customer care
  • Cover the legal and regulatory responsibilities of operating a pet shop
  • Develop your understanding of stock maintenance

There will be a variety of in-depth assessments for each unit. This is to demonstrate you understand the learning objectives set in the unit so you’re able to progress. There is no exam for this qualification.

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