Feline Studies QLS Level 3
Are you looking to pursue a career in working with animals? By completing this Feline Studies QLS Level 3 course, you could start in a field that offers a wide range of opportunities, from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and academic research.
- Understand the evolution and domestication of the feline.
- Analyse the basic anatomy of the cat.
- Examine breeds of cats and common breed specific problems.
- Examine common feline behaviours.
- Evaluate the value of correct nutrition.
- Summarise infectious and non-infectious disease of the cat.
Do you see yourself working with cats on a day-to-day basis? Well, animal behaviourists and animal carers enjoy a diverse range of career opportunities, ranging from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and working for animal charities.
During this course you will examine topics such as: the domestication of the feline, different breed groups of cats, nutrition required for an obligate carnivore, and much more.
This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by email making it simple and hassle-free.
All of the course materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.
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It is ideal for:
- Students who want to develop their animal behaviour knowledge
- Those aspiring to work or progress their career in the animal industry.
Future career options:
- Animal technician
- Equine groom
- Pest control surveyor
- Animal attendant
- Animal keeper
- Large animal technician
- Trainee zookeeper
- Contract animal technician
- Mammal keeper
- Primate care staff
- Animal care assistant
- Animal rehomer
- Pet health advisor
Up to 1 year.
You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
- Evolution and adaptation of felis catus
- Domestication of the feline
- Social structure of cats
- Role of cats in religion, folklore and legend
- Function and role of the skeleton and muscles
- Uses of the special senses
- Circulatory and lymphatic systems
- Digestive and urinary systems
- Governing council of cat fancy
- Different breed groups of cats
- Different mating methods
- Inherited and genetic health disorders
- Cat’s body language
- Feline behaviours and wild cat behaviour
- Feline communication
- How cat behaviour can improve cat/human relationships
- Feline digestive system
- Nutrition required for an obligate carnivore
- Changes of diet from kitten-hood to old age
- Medical impact of poor nutrition
- Infectious and non-infectious diseases
- Welfare requirements for infectious cases
- Problems seen in old age
This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.
This course will take you 12 months to complete.
This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received by post. You will also get tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!
Upon successful completion of this Feline Studies QLS Level 3 course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider 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 Quality Licence Scheme website.
According to the National Careers Service, animal care assistants will earn an average of £14,000 per year when starting out.
By working a typical 38-40 hours a week, a more experienced animal care assistant will earn an average of £24,000 a year.
An animal care assistant can work in many different environments, from a wildlife park, kennels, or an animal welfare centre. These are just some of the day-to-day tasks an animal care assistant may need to perform:
- Make sure animals are exercised regularly.
- Check animals daily and monitor their health.
- Update records and deal with questions from colleagues or the public.
- Prepare food and help out at feeding times.
- Look after sick or distressed animals.
- Clean out kennels, enclosures, cages, or stables.
- Clean and groom animals.
You do not need any skills or previous qualifications to enrol onto this course. You will also be required to undertake your own research.
You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support
- Dedicated learner services
- Assignment marking and feedback
- FREE CV critique service
- FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
- *Comprehensive study guide
- *Open Study College pen and highlighter
- *Student notebook
* Not included with the online study option
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 achieve Feline Studies Level 3.
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.
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