Exotic Animal Care Level 3

Course code: ABC016

Are you looking to turn your passion for animals into a career with a flexible home learning course you can trust? 

  • Gain a fascinating insight into caring for these unique animals.
  • Understand the basic nutritional requirements of the animals.
  • Understand the legislation surrounding the keeping of exotic animals as pets.
  • Simply study stress-free all from the comfort of your own home. 
Course overview

Whether you want to pursue a career working with exotic animals or simply want to know more about looking after your new pet, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into caring for these unique animals.

This course will cover topics from understanding the basic nutritional requirements of the animals to handling them and the legislation surrounding the keeping of exotic animals as pets.

With full tutor support available and no deadlines or timetabling to contend with; learning a new skill has never been easier. Simply study stress-free all from the comfort of your own home.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

Exotic Animal Care Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course content
  • Explain the development of the exotic pet trade and the problems associated with it
  • Evaluate concerns with conservation
  • Describe the purpose of CITES
  • Analyse legislation surrounding the keeping of exotic pets
  • Describe the basic anatomy of these exotic pets
  • Evaluate the husbandry requirements to achieve the welfare needs of chipmunks, chinchillas and degus
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for the species
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen in this range of exotic pets
  • Describe the basic anatomy of these exotic pets
  • Evaluate the husbandry requirements to achieve the welfare needs of sugar gliders, ferrets and pygmy hedgehogs
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for the species
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen in this range of exotic pets
  • Describe the basic anatomy of these exotic pets
  • Evaluate the husbandry requirements to achieve the welfare needs of tortoises, turtles and snakes
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for the species
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen in this range of exotic pets
  • Describe the basic anatomy of these exotic pets
  • Evaluate the husbandry requirements to achieve the welfare needs of lizards
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for the species
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen in this range of exotic pets
  • Describe the basic anatomy of these exotic pets
  • Evaluate the husbandry requirements to achieve the welfare needs of cage and aviary birds
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for the species
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen in this range of exotic pets
Extra info

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is 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 80 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 will receive all course materials either by post or online, as well as tutor support by email.

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 skills or knowledge to enrol onto this course. However, a Level 2 Animal course may be beneficial.

  • 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. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return 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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