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Animal Care Level 2

Course Code: TQ007
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

From large animal welfare charities to local pet shops, the animal care sector offers a fascinating range of career opportunities.

Animal carers may inspect welfare conditions, ensure that pets are passed on or sold to loving and caring owners, or keep animals healthy and happy with their own pet walking or grooming businesses.

This course gives you a comprehensive and full understanding of animal care, covering the practical, scientific, legal and ethical aspects of caring for animals. Once you have completed and passed this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the main needs of an animal
  • Devise suitable feeding plans
  • Learn how to set up suitable accommodation
  • Handle animals in the correct way
  • Administer basic first aid procedures
  • Identify signs of ill health
  • Recognise normal and abnormal behaviours
  • Discuss the ethical, social and legal debates regarding animals and their care.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. 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

  • Module 1: Animal Feeding
    • Types of feeder
    • Nutritional requirements
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Choosing and preparing food
    • Quantity and timing of feeding
    Module 2: Animal Accommodation
    • Housing requirements
    • Bedding materials
    • Fixtures and fittings
    • Cleaning and maintaining
    • Waste disposal
    Module 3: Animal Health
    • Disease prevention
    • Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
    • Endoparasites and ectoparasites
    • Signs of ill health
    • First aid procedures and remedies
  • Module 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals
    • Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Handling and restraint equipment
    • Reducing stress
    Module 5: Animal Behaviour
    • Normal behaviour
    • Emotions
    • Specific species
    • Abnormal behaviour
    • Stereotypic behaviour
    • Observing behaviour
    • Methods and recording
    • Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
    • Environmental enrichment
    Module 6: Animals in Society
    • Welfare needs
    • How can we meet these needs?
    • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
    • Current legislation
    • Animals in production
    • Intensive farming
    • Free-range farming
    • Organic farming
    • Animals in sport
    • Animals as assistance

Other Information

  • Assessment

    The Animal Care course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    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 80-100 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! You can start the course at any time.

    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 2 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. We will issue certification 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?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Certificate of Achievement in proving your success in animal care.

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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    "Works around the hours of my job"

    - Natalie Morris, Manchester

    Really good course as a starter on this subject! Very simple and made easy. Fun to do and really enjoying it. Surprising how quick it takes to complete and works around the hours of my job.

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