Chicken Keeping Level 2

Course code: ABC949

Are you interested in keeping chickens? Well with this course you can learn how to, from home!

  • 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

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.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content
  • History
  • 5 welfare principles
  • Chicken welfare
  • Commercial hen keeping systems
  • Benefits of keeping hens
  • Breeds of hens
  • Acquiring hens
  • Daily routine
  • Plastic coops
  • Main predators
  • Food
  • Physical requirements
  • Behavioural problems
  • Dealing with problems
  • Internal organs
  • External parts
  • Health check
  • Signs of a healthy hen
  • Signs of a sick hen
  • Preventing external parasites
  • Treating a sick hen
  • Three crop related issues
  • Respiratory issues
  • Reproductive issues
  • Legal requirements
Extra info

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 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards 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 ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

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

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

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 receive a Certificate of Achievement in Chicken Keeping Level 2.

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 Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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