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Animal Behaviour Level 3

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Are you looking to pursue a career in working with animals? By completing this Animal Behaviour Level 3 course, you could start in a field that offers a wide range of opportunities, from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and academic research.

  • Gain a clear understanding of animal behaviour.
  • Understand the key theories that have influenced studies in this area.
  • Develop a working knowledge of behaviour observation methods.
  • Gain an understanding of animal behaviour in a wide range of animals and contexts.

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Course overview

This Animal Behaviour Level 3 course will allow you to look at a wide range of animals and be able to understand their behaviour in different contexts. You will start off by exploring what animal behaviour actually is, before going on to look into the methods and recordings of it.

The course will cover other topics from the food chain, how animals communicate, and mating systems to looking at what domestication is.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, you choose. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their animal behaviour knowledge
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in the animal industry.

Future career options:

  • Animal technician
  • Equine groom
  • Pest control surveyor
  • Animal attendant
  • Animal keeper
  • Large animal technician
  • Trainee zookeeper
  • Contract animal technician
  • Mammal keeper
  • Primate care staff
  • Animal care assistant
  • Animal rehomer
  • Pet health advisor

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a certificate of achievement in Animal Behaviour Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Animal Behaviour Level 3 course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The completion of this course does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but it may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills toward regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence of your Recognition of Prio Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

Awarding body

The Animal Behaviour Level 3 course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.


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