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Chicken Keeping Level 2

Course Code: ABC949
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

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

This course will enable you 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

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.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: The history of hen keeping and legislation for modern day welfare, including commercial systems
    • History
    • 5 welfare principles
    • Chicken welfare
    • Commercial hen keeping systems
    Unit 2: Preparing, acquiring and considerations of hen keeping, including suitable breeds
    • Benefits of keeping hens
    • Breeds of hens
    • Acquiring hens
    • Daily routine
    Unit 3: Accommodation 
    • Plastic coops
    • Main predators
    • Food
    • Physical requirements
  • Unit 4: Hen behaviour
    • Behavioural problems
    • Dealing with problems
    • Internal organs
    • External parts
    Unit 5: Health checking a hen
    • Health check
    • Signs of a healthy hen
    • Signs of a sick hen
    • Preventing external parasites
    • Treating
    Unit 6: More complex illnesses and ailments
    • Three crop related issues
    • Resparatory issues
    • Reproductive issues
    • Legal requirements

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

    This course will take you 12 months to complete.

  • 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 2 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 in this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

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

How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Chicken Keeping Level 2 Certification.

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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    "I'm really enjoying it"

    - Alice Andrews, Worcester

    I think the course is really easy and easy to understand. It covers all aspects involving chicken keeping, it's realky good. I'm really enjoying it.

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