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Complete Animal Care

Course Code: OSC1106

Course Overview

Are you an animal lover? Then you’ll love this complete bundle course! Learn everything about animals from their care, vet support and welfare, from home!

This Complete Animal Care Bundles includes:

  • Animal Care Level 2
  • Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3
  • Animal Welfare Level 4

This course enables you to:

  • Explore the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats
  • Investigate health and safety within the veterinary practice
  • Understand the main needs of an animal
  • Devise suitable feeding plans
  • Learn how to set up suitable accommodation
  • Know how to handle animals in the correct way
  • Understand the study of the ethics involved in the care, farming and conversation of animals
  • 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.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so 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

  •  Animal Care

     Level 2:

     

    Module 1: Animal Feeding
    • Types of feeder
    • Nutritional requirements
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Choosing and preparing food
    • Quantity and timing of feeding
    Module 2: Animal Accommodation
    • Housing requirements
    • Bedding materials
    • Fixtures and fittings
    • Cleaning and maintaining
    • Waste disposal
    Module 3: Animal Health
    • Disease prevention
    • Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
    • Endoparasites and ectoparasites
    • Signs of ill health
    • First aid procedures and remedies
    Module 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals
    • Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Handling and restraint equipment
    • Reducing stress
    Module 5: Animal Behaviour
    • Normal behaviour
    • Emotions
    • Specific species
    • Abnormal behaviour
    • Stereotypic behaviour
    • Observing behaviour
    • Methods and recording
    • Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
    • Environmental enrichment
    Module 6: Animals in Society
    • Welfare needs
    • How can we meet these needs?
    • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
    • Current legislation
    • Animals in production
    • Intensive farming
    • Free-range farming
    • Organic farming
    • Animals in sport
    • Animals as assistance

     

    Veterinary Support

     Assistant Level 3:

     

    Module 1: The Roles of Members of the Veterinary Team
    • Roles and responsibilities of Veterinary Surgeons
    • Roles of the Veterinary Nurse
    • Roles of the Student Veterinary Nurse
    • Essentials of the legal system
    • Individual character and conscience
    Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Dogs and Cats
    • Animal cell structure and cell function
    • Basic structure and function of the nervous system
    • The endocrine system
    • The digestive system
    • The urinary system
    • The respiratory system
    • The cardiovascular system
    • The circulatory system
    Module 3: Health and Safety Within The Veterinary Practice
    • Principles of health and safety
    • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013
    • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
    • Hazardous Waste Regulations, 2005
    • Manual Handling Regulations, 1992
  • Module 4: Infection Control in the Veterinary Practice
    • The role of infection in animal and human health
    • Principles of disease transmission in veterinary practice
    • How to maintain a clean clinical environment
    • Main groups of disinfectants
    Module 5: Veterinary Nursing Support of Diagnostic Techniques
    • Running a laboratory in a veterinary practice
    • Emergency procedures
    • General safety measures
    • How to collect and prepare urine, faecal and blood samples
    • How to carry out common laboratory tests
    • Test results
    Module 6: Understanding Veterinary Pharmacy
    • Principles of pharmacy stock management
    • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
    • Principles of safe dispensing
    • Medication terms used in Pharmacology
    • Absorption rate
    • Drug formulations

     

     Animal Welfare

     Level 4:

     

    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

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • 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 outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Animal Welfare Level 4 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 courses' depth and study have been benchmarked at Level 3 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.

    You will receive two Certificates of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK) in Animal Care Level 2 and Veterinary Support Assistant Level 3. 

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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 two years to complete this bundle. This bundle 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

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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 certificates.

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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