Domestic Animal Care Level 3

Course code: OSC1016
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Everyone who looks after cats and dogs, whether as pet owners or workers in the animal care sector, has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that the welfare needs of domestic animals are met.

  • Become a sensitive and knowledgeable carer of pets both young and old.
  • Gain a detailed knowledge of nutrition for cats and dogs in order to meet their optimum nutrition requirements.
  • Study behavioural training methods to ensure that your pet is well-behaved, socialised and happy.
  • Becoming an expert carer of domestic animals with the knowledge to fulfil all their needs.
Course Overview

This course is particularly suited to current and future pet owners who want to expand their knowledge of caring for animals, and for those who wish to work within the animal care sector of professional training and care.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Domestic Animal Care Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content
  • Choosing the right breed
  • Feeding plans
  • Socialisation and habituation
  • Preventative treatments
  • Neutering
  • Choosing the right breed
  • Feeding plans
  • Socialisation and habituation
  • Common health conditions
  • Preventative treatments
  • Neutering
  • Food storage
  • Understanding the six key nutrient groups
  • Differing nutritional needs
  • House training
  • Understanding body language
  • Common behavioural problems
  • Basic training techniques
  • Legislation
  • Codes of practice
  • The five freedoms
  • Moral responsibilities
  • Kennels and catteries
  • Behavioural changes
  • Dietary changes
  • Signs of pain
Extra Info

Assessment

The domestic animal care course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which you submit to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination 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

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email. You can start the course at any time.

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 3 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 knowledge to enrol onto 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.

  • 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

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you.

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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