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Animal Welfare Level 4

Course Code: OSC1017
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

Develop your understanding of Animal Welfare within a wide range of contexts.

  • 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

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

  • Unit 1: Animal Welfare Legislation
    • Legislation
    • Ethics: thinkers and theories
    • Legislative Acts
    • Codes of Practice
    • The role of welfare organisations
    • The Five Freedoms
    • Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
    Unit 2: Animal Welfare in Related Commercial Businesses
    • Animal welfare in veterinary practice
    • Animal boarding establishments licence
    • Animal breeding
    • Pet shops
    Unit 3: Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
    • Welfare legislation for farmed animals
    • Welfare of pigs in the European Union
    • Dairy farming
    • Animal transportation
  • Unit 4: Welfare in Animal Collections
    • 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
    Unit 5: Animal Welfare and UK Wildlife
    • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
    • The UKs protect mammals
    • Badger culling
    • Dormouse decline
    • Endangered birds
    • Bat conservation
    Unit 6: Marine Welfare and Conservation
    • Protecting the marine environment
    • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
    • Shark welfare
    • Whale welfare
    • Coral reef endangerment

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is 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 120 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 ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

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

* 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 diploma proving your success in animal welfare.

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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    - Phillip Bradwell, Houghton Le Spring

    Really enjoying the course! Learning materials are clear and easy to follow. Support from the tutor is good. I'm learning a lot of information.

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