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Chicken Keeping QLS Level 2

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Have you ever wanted to keep chickens? Well, with this Chicken Keeping QLS Level 2 course, you can learn how to.

  • Explore the history of hen keeping and legislation for modern day hen welfare.
  • Understand how commercial hen keeping systems work and how they relate to hen welfare.
  • Identify the reasons of hen keeping and the benefits to hens and humans.
  • Discover the 4 main breeds of hens and the best places to acquire them.
  • Understand about accommodation: looking at the various options of coops and runs, including security, predators and bedding.
  • Explore the different types of hen behaviour and physiology.
  • Understand how to check the health of a hen.
  • Understand how to deal with the death of a hen, including options available for euthanasia.
  • Legal requirements on disposal of a hen’s body.

Course overview

Would you love for your career to be one where you work with chickens every day? Or even just turn your love of chickens into a hobby? This Chicken Keeping QLS Level 2 course can help you do that.

During the course, you will explore the history of chicken keeping, the benefits of keeping hens, look at the signs of a healthy hen, and much more.

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be sent to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Chicken Keeping Level 2.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


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 up to 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.

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 from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider 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 Licence Scheme website.


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