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Exotic Animal Care Level 3

Course Code: ABC016
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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. 

 

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

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 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 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.

course questions & answers

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 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

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. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification proving your knowledge of Exotic Animal Care.

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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