Animal Welfare QLS Level 4
Are you looking to pursue a career in working with animals? By completing this Animal Welfare Level 4 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.
- Animal welfare is the study of the ethics involved in the care, farming and conversation of animals.
- This course covers the legal, ethical, commercial, agricultural and conservational aspects of animal welfare.
- From marine life and elephants in the wild to ethical farming in the UK, this course provides maximum coverage of welfare topics for different animals and their habitats.
Animal behaviourists and animal carers enjoy a diverse range of career opportunities, ranging from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and working for animal charities.
During this Animal Welfare QLS Level 4 course, you will explore the codes of practice when it comes to animal welfare practice, dairy farming, the UK’s most protected animals, protecting the marine environment and much more.
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.
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
Up to 1 year.
You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Animal Welfare Level 4.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
- Ethics: thinkers and theories
- Legislative Acts
- Codes of Practice
- The role of welfare organisations
- The Five Freedoms
- Animal welfare vs. animal rights
- Animal welfare in veterinary practice
- Animal boarding establishments licence
- Animal breeding
- Pet shops
- Welfare legislation for farmed animals
- Welfare of pigs in the European Union
- Dairy farming
- Animal transportation
- Legislation for animal collections
- Rare and endangered species
- Laws on transportation of animals
- Assessing wild animal welfare
- Welfare of bears
- Welfare of elephants
- Welfare of wolves
- Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
- The UKs protected mammals
- Badger culling
- Dormouse decline
- Endangered birds
- Bat conservation
- Protecting the marine environment
- Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
- Shark welfare
- Whale welfare
- Coral reef endangerment
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
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!
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.
According to the National Careers Service, animal care assistants will earn an average of £14,000 per year when starting out.
By working a typical 38-40 hours a week, a more experienced animal care assistant will earn an average of £24,000 a year.
An animal care assistant can work in many different environments, from a wildlife park, kennels, or an animal welfare centre. These are just some of the day-to-day tasks an animal care assistant may need to perform:
- Make sure animals are exercised regularly.
- Check animals daily and monitor their health.
- Update records and deal with questions from colleagues or the public.
- Prepare food and help out at feeding times.
- Look after sick or distressed animals.
- Clean out kennels, enclosures, cages, or stables.
- Clean and groom animals.
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto 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.
• Dedicated personal tutor support
• Dedicated learner services
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• FREE XO Student Discounts membership
• * Comprehensive study guide
• * Open Study College pen and highlighter
• * Student notebook
* Not included with the online study option
No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.
No, everything you need is included in the price!
Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be receive a Certificate of Achievement in Animal Welfare Level 4.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.