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Feline Studies Level 3

Course Code: ABC946
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Explore the exciting world of feline studies, from home. This course is great for all you cat lovers!

This course will enable you to:

  • 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

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 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.

Join over 50,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the feline
    • Evolution and adaptation of Felis catus
    • Domestication of the feline
    • Social structure of cats
    • Role of cats in religion, folklore and legend
    Unit 2: Anatomy and physiology of the feline
    • Function and role of the skeleton and muscles
    • Uses of the special senses
    • Circulatory and lymphatic systems
    • Digestive and urinary systems
    Unit 3: Breeds of cats and breed specific disorders
    • Governing Council of Cat Fancy
    • Different breed groups of cats
    • Different mating methods
    • Inherited and genetic health disorders
  • Unit 4: Common feline behaviours
    • Cat’s body language
    • Feline behaviours and wild cat behaviour
    • Feline communication
    • How cat behaviour can improve cat/human relationships
    Unit 5: Correct nutrition
    • Feline digestive system
    • Nutrition required for an obligate carnivore
    • Changes of diet from kitten-hood to old age
    • Medical impact of poor nutrition
    Unit 6: Infectious and non-infectious diseases of the cat
    • Infectious and non-infectious diseases
    • Vaccination
    • Welfare requirements for infectious cases
    • Problems seen in old age

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    This course will take you 12 months to complete.

  • Study Method

    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!

    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 in this course?

You do not need any skills or previous qualifications to enrol onto this course. Although a Level 2 Animal course would help to ensure a sound foundation to pursue this course. You will also be required to undertake your own research.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

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.

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

How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Feline Studies Level 3 Certificate. 

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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