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Exotic Animal Care Level 3

Course code: ABC016

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

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. 

 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 27th August
Course Content
Unit 1: History of Exotic Pets
  • 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
Unit 2: Care of Chipmunks, Chinchillas and Degus
  • 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 disease seen in the range of exotic pets
Unit 3: Care of Sugar gliders, Ferrets and Pygmy Hedgehogs
  • 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 disease seen in the range of exotic pets
Unit 4: Care of Tortoises, Turtles and Frogs and Toads
  • 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 disease seen in the range of exotic pets
Unit 5: Care of Lizards and Snakes
  • 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 disease seen in the range of exotic pets
Unit 6: Care of cage and aviary birds
  • 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 disease seen in the range of exotic pets
Other Information

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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any skills or knowledge to enrol onto this course. However a Level 2 Animal course may be beneficial. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

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 assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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

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Very helpful and informative

Think the course is great, the tutors are very helpful and informative. Find it very good that I can work around my job and family life as no deadlines. Would consider doing more if I manage to pass this one first :)

- Lisa Rogan

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