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Animal Care Courses

23 Courses Available

Are you looking to turn your passion into a career? Animal care is a popular industry to work in so why not set yourself apart from the competition.

Our accredited distance learning courses provide you with the skills essential for working with animals. With a diverse range of courses from animal science to behaviour and welfare, our animal courses will open doors for a whole host of exciting career opportunities.

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Course Cost:

£439

Students will be taught how and why animals behave they way they do in the wild and in the domestic environment.

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£389

Discover the key to providing an animal with a happy and hygienic environment and how to ensure safety for both you and the animal.

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£389

This Level 4 course provides a detailed insight into Animal Welfare and develops your understanding of it from legislative, ethical, commercial and agricultural angles.

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£389

The purpose of this course is to provide students with information and skills necessary to be able to introduce the correct nutrition for all life stages and common disease states. The course will give students an understanding of how to appropriately provide the best nutrition allowing owners to achieve the best health for their dogs.

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£439

The course allows you to study the fascinating history and evolution of the canine, exploring the differences between dogs and their wolf ancestors. You will also have the chance to learn about the psychology of canine learning and behaviour, anatomy and physiology, the varied roles of dogs in society, as well as how to provide the correct nutrition for dogs of a variety of breeds and ages.

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£349

Are you interested in keeping chickens? Then this course will enable you to develop your knowledge in chicken keeping. Learn the benefits of keeping chickens, the different types of hen behaviour and physiology and know how to check the health of a hen. 

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£3699

This Level 5 course will allow you to discover the different approaches that are used in animal psychology, whilst understanding the biology of animals. It will help you to discover the link between animal and human behaviour with the help of different learning theories. 

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£3999

Do you love animals and want to learn more about them? Then you can do just that in our Animal Studies course, from home! This Level 5 course will allow you to learn how to categorise species, understand the biology of animals, investigate feline and canine behaviour and much more!

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£439

Learn how to keep dogs healthy and happy! Gain the skills to work professionally or simply learn how to care for your loved pets at home.

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£439

Develop your knowledge in dog training with this Level 3 course and understand how to teach a dog basic exercises, praising and rewarding, whilst recognising stress in dogs and owners. 

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£389

Gain the skills and knowledge to go that extra mile for your pets and provide the highest level of care.

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£499

Discover everything there is to know about horses, from riding and buying, to grooming and trotting!

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£389

Gain a fasinating insight into caring for exotice animals with this Level 3 course. This course will cover topics from understanding the basic nutritional requirements of the animals to handling them and the legislation surrounding the keeping of exotic animals as pets. 

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£439

This Level 3 is great for all you cat lovers! Understand the basic anatomy of the cat, recognise different breeds, explore common feline behvaiours and identify infectious and non-infectioud diseases of the cat. 

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£389

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£349

Explore the world of primatology, from home! Gain an insight into how to identify primates, their general characteristics and the difference between monkeys. apes and prosimians. 

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£439

Explore the world of British wildlife care and rehabilitation, from home!

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£389

Pursue your career in Veterinary Support, from home!

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£439

Explore the interesting world of animals in this fascinating zoology course. Understand the theories regarding the origins of life, explain the nature and function of cells, know the principles of genetic inheritance and how our understanding of natural selection has developed through the centuries and much more!

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"Easy to follow"

I have just started my course on Animal Welfare Level 4 and so far I have been finding it easy to follow. I wanted to study this course as I have always had a interest in animals. I look forward to my time to study it just fits into my lifestyle and I am enjoying every minute of it. I have recommended open study college to my friends and family.

- kelly hutchinson
student