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Animal Behaviour Level 3

Course Code: TQ008
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Animal behaviourists enjoy a diverse range of career opportunities, ranging from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and academic research.

This course will enable you to:

  • 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

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!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Studying and Recording Animal Behaviour
    • What is animal behaviour?
    • The study of animal behaviour
    • Methods and recording
    • Results
    Unit 2: Prey vs. Predator
    • The food chain
    • Evolutionary arms race
    • Adaptations to capture prey
    • Luring prey
    • Crypsis (Camouflage, transparency, sleep cycles)
    Unit 3: Solitary and Group Living Animals
    • How animals communicate
    • Competition from other species
    • Communication and the senses
    • Visual displays
    • Group or solitary?
    • Hierarchy systems in group living animals
  • Unit 4: Mating and Parental Strategies
    • Attracting a potential mate
    • Mating systems and parental responsibility
    • Monogamy and polygyny
    • Mating systems
    • Imprinting
    Unit 5: Changes in Behaviour through Domestication
    • What is domestication?
    • Breeds
    • How does domestication change the animal?
    • Hibernation
    • Hormones and their effects
    • Abnormal behaviours
    Unit 6: Animal Learning
    • Instinct
    • Simple learning theories
    • Animal learning in training
    • Human influence
    • Ethics in training and the welfare of animals
    • Animal intelligence
    • Training animals

Other Information

  • Assessment

    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

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

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

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

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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Reviews For This Course

  • Course Rating

    "The support is brilliant"

    - Mim Laing, Solihull

    Having a keen interest in animals and having more time to be able to study I searched a number of different animal courses and found this to be the best one to suit me. Its great as I can study in my own time and also take time in researching with other resources. I have learnt so much already and I'm not even half way through the course yet. The support is brilliant and the way the course is laid out is realistic for me to complete. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in animals. I have also seen the course I would like to do next. Thank you!

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