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Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

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Cats, while one of the more independent pet breeds are affectionate and loving companions for many people worldwide.  

Careers related to cat care can take many forms whether it’s within boarding catteries or other animal related roles such as those in animal welfare charities and veterinary practices.

Each option can be highly rewarding and fulfilling for cat enthusiasts, but they also necessitate applicants meet certain licensing requirements. 

This ensures that cats are appropriately cared for and all their health and welfare needs are met. With the right qualifications, you could embark on a diverse and enjoyable role making sure cats in your care stay healthy and active. 

 

This Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare is an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

This qualification has been carefully created to aid students wishing to work with cats in the Animal Care industry. It is also perfect for anybody already working with cats no matter if they hold positions in animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding catteries or veterinary practices.

This Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare gives learners an understanding of how to achieve and maintain high standards of feline welfare for different cat breeds.

The course is comprised of 8 core units covering essential aspects for proper care and handling of felines. 

 

Developing your Career

This Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare has been carefully developed for students wanting to work with cats, or any profession within the animal care sector where there is responsibility caring for cats. By achieving this recognised qualification, students will show potential employers that they possess the relevant theory necessary for work with cats in animal care and related feline animal welfare positions.

Alternatively, students could work towards setting up their own boarding cattery. Or study related subjects further in higher education, such as Animal Welfare and Animal Science.

 

 

Unit 2: Feline Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand proper feline handling and transportation

·        Understand the principles of safe handling and transport

·        Understand the use of equipment and records in transport

·        Understand the importance of force-free handling and restraint of cats

·        Understand the techniques that reduce stress during handling and restraint

Unit 3: Feline Care

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Know how to groom cats and provide first aid treatments

·        Understand the care and welfare of felines at different stages of life

Unit 4: Feline Anatomy and Physiology

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of felines

·        Understand the complex body processes and functions of domestic cats

Unit 5: Evolutionary Development of Felines

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Gain an understanding of feline development and evolution

·        Understand natural feline social behaviours

·        Recognise feline breeds and traits, including their impact on behaviours

Unit 6: Feline Behaviour & Psychology

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand feline behaviour and psychology

·        Understand communication behaviour in felines

·        Understand how learning theory is used in training

·        Understand psychological and physiological factors contributing to feline behaviour

·        Understand the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour

Unit 7: Feline Nutrition

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand the importance of nutrition in felines

·        Recognise essential nutrients and their importance to the health and wellbeing of felines

·        Understand the importance of nutrition at each life stage

·        Understand the benefits and impacts of good and poor nutrition

Unit 8: Legislation for Feline Law

On completion of this unit students will:

·        Understand the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines

·        Understand how to use this legislation in feline care

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. 

This qualification is available online, to start at any time. Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain an Ofqual Regulated Qualification at Level 3.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 292 hours.

When studying the Level 3 Diploma in Feline 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. 

On successful completion of the Open College Network West Midlands course, you will gain an Ofqual regulated qualification at Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare.

The Ofqual Code for this diploma is 603/4154/3.

Cats, while one of the more independent pet breeds are affectionate and loving companions for many people worldwide.  

Careers related to cat care can take many forms whether it’s within boarding catteries or other animal related roles such as those in animal welfare charities and veterinary practices.

Each option can be highly rewarding and fulfilling for cat enthusiasts, but they also necessitate applicants meet certain licensing requirements. 

This ensures that cats are appropriately cared for and all their health and welfare needs are met. With the right qualifications, you could embark on a diverse and enjoyable role making sure cats in your care stay healthy and active. 

 

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