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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare-1

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Complete a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.
 
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Dogs are regarded as one of the most affectionate and loyal animals in the world. Throughout history, they have been our loyal sidekick and are, rightly, considered to be part of the family.

Dog-related jobs are often associated with fresh air, exercise, and close bonding with canine companions. Passionate dog lovers will also appreciate and recognise that there is a great deal of work that goes into caring for a dog.

Working with dogs is a popular and highly rewarding career choice, but it is also highly regulated. Whilst each new dog-related vacancy attracts thousands of applicants, not all of them have the relevant training, qualification, or license to work as an animal professional.

With the right regulated qualifications, you can seek careers with dogs in a variety of sectors including veterinary, pet care, dog training and animal charity. Trained canine professionals have a responsibility to provide care, improve welfare and implement behavioural training that will give a positive learning experience.

The Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare is an ideal stepping stone for those wishing to start the training required for a career in Canine Behaviour and related roles.

This comprehensive diploma qualification will give learners the opportunity to study a broad range of areas related to canine care, behaviour, and welfare. You will learn about dog training, canine legislation, evolution and learning theories, along with information on canine handling, behaviour, and care.

This course is ideal for anyone who is passionate about understanding and working with dogs. This course provided the perfect foundation for many career directions within the dog behaviour, training, and welfare sector.

Developing Your Career

The knowledge gained from this course will widen your career options around working with dogs. It is an excellent foundation for behaviour, training, and welfare careers with dogs.

This course is of value for careers working with dogs in various roles including at animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding kennels, and in a behaviourist role.

 

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn about the current legislation surrounding dogs

·         Discover how laws can impact dog ownership and care.

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Study the role of evolution, ethology and the origin of canis familiaris

·         Understand natural canine social behaviour

·         Learn about breed traits

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Understand force-free handling techniques

·         Learn about force-free equipment and PPE for working with stray and kennelled dogs

Learn about canine transportation

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn about the effects of the outdated dominance theory

·         Recognise how to use learning theory to train dogs in a force-free manner

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Study canine body language

·         Understand common signs of stress and aggression

·         Understand body language signs and signals

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn canine first aid

·         Discover grooming techniques

·         Understand stages of development in puppies

·         Learn how to care for the different life stages from puppies to senior dogs

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels & Dog Day Care/Dog Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

·         Learn about disease transmission and prevention

·         Understand appropriate welfare measures for kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments

·         Understand the importance of environmental stimulation for dogs

This course is open for all to study, providing that students are at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required. 

We encourage students to carry out work experience either in employment or voluntarily at a suitable location, to gain valuable practical experience while studying this online theory-based course.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 370 hours.

When studying the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare you will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass a variety of assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you understand the learning outcomes of each unit.

Once you have successfully completed the learning material, you will receive your final grade and your certified Diploma. 

As part of this learning experience, you will also receive help as well as guidance on your university application and the research you need to do to get the most out of your diploma.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive an Ofqual regulated qualification at Level 3.

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 to gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 
Complete a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification.
 
Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost.
 
Study at a place and pace that suits you without impacting your current schedule.
 
Dedicated tutors support your learning.

Dogs are regarded as one of the most affectionate and loyal animals in the world. Throughout history, they have been our loyal sidekick and are, rightly, considered to be part of the family.

Dog-related jobs are often associated with fresh air, exercise, and close bonding with canine companions. Passionate dog lovers will also appreciate and recognise that there is a great deal of work that goes into caring for a dog.

Working with dogs is a popular and highly rewarding career choice, but it is also highly regulated. Whilst each new dog-related vacancy attracts thousands of applicants, not all of them have the relevant training, qualification, or license to work as an animal professional.

With the right regulated qualifications, you can seek careers with dogs in a variety of sectors including veterinary, pet care, dog training and animal charity. Trained canine professionals have a responsibility to provide care, improve welfare and implement behavioural training that will give a positive learning experience.

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