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Responsible Dog Ownership Level 2 Award

Key Points

  • Learn how to be a responsible dog owner
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Improve your employability skills
  • Benefit from flexible online learning and complete the qualification at your own pace 

 

About your Diploma

This iPET Network Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership will help you feel confident when choosing a new dog for you and your household. This regulated qualification is designed for those who are preparing to choose a pet dog for the first time, or for those who already own a dog and want to learn more about the responsibilities involved.

The qualification covers how to care for your dog and the routine health care needed to keep your pet dog healthy and happy. The qualification also looks at your responsibilities as a dog owner under UK law.

 

Getting Started

As an online qualification, this Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership can be studied around your current commitments.

You will be able to gain this nationally-recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable.

With online courses and qualifications, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.  

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality qualification that delivers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to be a responsible dog owner.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the qualification, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to care for your pet dog.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol.

Once you have completed your qualification, you may choose to progress onto further learning. We have plenty of other animal-related courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects. This qualification will improve employability skills.

Qualification: Responsible Dog Ownership Level 2 Award

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership. Students will gain a Level 2 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0706/7.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Requirements for Entry

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

Learning is delivered across 4 units covering the following topics:

  • Choosing a Suitable Pet Dog
  • Dog Ownership and the Law
  • Canine Preventative Health Care
  • Canine Life Stage Care

 

Unit 1: Choosing a Suitable Pet Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know and understand the UK Kennel Club groups and examples of the breeds found within them
  • Understand the range of factors that impact the choice of dog for an owner’s lifestyle
  • Understand common inherited health conditions and screening schemes that are run by the UK Kennel Club
  • Understand where dogs can be purchased from and how to select a suitable source
  • Understand the various activities which owners and their dogs may partake in

 

Unit 2: Dog Ownership and the Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of the Animal Welfare Act, 2006 and how it relates to responsible dog ownership
  • Know and understand the key pieces of relevant legislation that relate to dog ownership
  • Know and understand the process and legalities regarding dog identification and stray dogs
  • Understand how to safely transport dogs in road vehicles
  • Know and understand the Countryside Code in relation to dogs

 

Unit 3: Canine Preventative Health Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the reasons for undertaking regular health checks and the signs of health/ill-health
  • Understand why weight management is important for the health and welfare of dogs
  • Understand day-to-day activities that are important for a dog’s health and welfare
  • Understand the diseases dogs are routinely vaccinated against
  • Know and understand the parasites that can affect dogs and why it is important to administer treatment on a regular basis
  • Understand the process of neutering and its risks and benefits
  • Understand the services that veterinary practices provide

 

Unit 4: Canine Life Stage Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the terminology relevant to canine life stages
  • Know the information that must be obtained from the breeder/rescue organisation and what needs to be prepared for a dog in a new home
  • Understand basic dog behaviours and the importance of socialisation at each life stage
  • Understand the importance of providing dogs with appropriate exercise and enrichment at each life stage
  • Understand canine nutritional requirements during each life stage
  • Know the care required and common ailments of dogs during each life stage
  • Understand the requirement for euthanasia the process and options available

To gain the Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership you must achieve 4 credits.

Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Responsible Dog Ownership Level 2 Award

Key Points

  • Learn how to be a responsible dog owner
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualification
  • Improve your employability skills
  • Benefit from flexible online learning and complete the qualification at your own pace 

 

About your Diploma

This iPET Network Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership will help you feel confident when choosing a new dog for you and your household. This regulated qualification is designed for those who are preparing to choose a pet dog for the first time, or for those who already own a dog and want to learn more about the responsibilities involved.

The qualification covers how to care for your dog and the routine health care needed to keep your pet dog healthy and happy. The qualification also looks at your responsibilities as a dog owner under UK law.

 

Getting Started

As an online qualification, this Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership can be studied around your current commitments.

You will be able to gain this nationally-recognised qualification at a pace that suits your circumstances. So, you can start your career when you’re ready, rather than having to work to a timetable.

With online courses and qualifications, you can start learning from the moment you enrol.  

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality qualification that delivers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to be a responsible dog owner.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the qualification, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to care for your pet dog.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol.

Once you have completed your qualification, you may choose to progress onto further learning. We have plenty of other animal-related courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects. This qualification will improve employability skills.

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

Qualification: Responsible Dog Ownership Level 2 Award

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership. Students will gain a Level 2 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 610/0706/7.

iPET Network is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Requirements for Entry

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

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.

Learning is delivered across 4 units covering the following topics:

  • Choosing a Suitable Pet Dog
  • Dog Ownership and the Law
  • Canine Preventative Health Care
  • Canine Life Stage Care

 

Unit 1: Choosing a Suitable Pet Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know and understand the UK Kennel Club groups and examples of the breeds found within them
  • Understand the range of factors that impact the choice of dog for an owner’s lifestyle
  • Understand common inherited health conditions and screening schemes that are run by the UK Kennel Club
  • Understand where dogs can be purchased from and how to select a suitable source
  • Understand the various activities which owners and their dogs may partake in

 

Unit 2: Dog Ownership and the Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of the Animal Welfare Act, 2006 and how it relates to responsible dog ownership
  • Know and understand the key pieces of relevant legislation that relate to dog ownership
  • Know and understand the process and legalities regarding dog identification and stray dogs
  • Understand how to safely transport dogs in road vehicles
  • Know and understand the Countryside Code in relation to dogs

 

Unit 3: Canine Preventative Health Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the reasons for undertaking regular health checks and the signs of health/ill-health
  • Understand why weight management is important for the health and welfare of dogs
  • Understand day-to-day activities that are important for a dog’s health and welfare
  • Understand the diseases dogs are routinely vaccinated against
  • Know and understand the parasites that can affect dogs and why it is important to administer treatment on a regular basis
  • Understand the process of neutering and its risks and benefits
  • Understand the services that veterinary practices provide

 

Unit 4: Canine Life Stage Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the terminology relevant to canine life stages
  • Know the information that must be obtained from the breeder/rescue organisation and what needs to be prepared for a dog in a new home
  • Understand basic dog behaviours and the importance of socialisation at each life stage
  • Understand the importance of providing dogs with appropriate exercise and enrichment at each life stage
  • Understand canine nutritional requirements during each life stage
  • Know the care required and common ailments of dogs during each life stage
  • Understand the requirement for euthanasia the process and options available

To gain the Level 2 Award in Responsible Dog Ownership you must achieve 4 credits.

Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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