Animal Welfare Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Dogs, cats, rabbits and snakes, they make great pets but if you intend to care for any of these animals properly or if they are already a part of your family and you want to look after their welfare, then you need this course. Study the Animal Welfare Diploma Course and you’ll gain the knowledge that will ensure your pet is happy, healthy and safe.

Providing a home to a pet is beneficial to the animal but it works both ways, as pet ownership offers many benefits. The Animal Welfare Diploma Course lists these benefits, such as a stress reduction and an increase in the exercise you take. You’ll also learn about the legal requirements of owning a dog and the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare that pet owners are responsible for providing.

To care properly for a pet, you must first understand how they should be housed. This course identifies the individual housing requirements for dogs, cats, rabbits, and snakes and highlights the issues that can occur when these requirements are not met.

Each of these types of pet also requires a specific health plan to ensure their continued wellbeing. The Animal Welfare Diploma Course outlines health plans for dogs and cats - covering vaccinations, worming, neutering and flea treatments, along with getting you familiar with microchipping, insurance, nutrition and basic training. It also includes health plans for rabbits and snakes, covering vaccinations, parasite control and nutrition, and familiarising you with neutering and the special requirements of these two species.

To ensure continuity of health, it’s important to give your pet routine examinations. The Animal Welfare Diploma Course helps you to identify signs of good and ill health in dogs, cats, rabbits and snakes.

Although we don’t like to think of our pet needing emergency care, it is important to be prepared, and this course will ensure this. You’ll be guided through what to include in a first aid kit for your pet, proper bandaging technique, how to perform CPR on dogs, cats, and rabbits, and how to deal with emergencies such as heatstroke, stings and nosebleeds.

Pets get into everything. Usually into things that they shouldn’t be, including substances that can be poisonous to them. By studying the Animal Welfare Diploma Course you’ll become aware of the types of substances that are poisonous to animals, the symptoms of poisoning that you should be aware of, and treatments for poisons commonly ingested by household pets.

To provide care to an animal who is sick or injured you made need to restrain them. Each type of animal requires a different type of restraint to ensure the risk to both handler and animal is reduced as much as possible. The Animal Welfare Diploma Course talks you through how to restrain dogs, cats, rabbits and snakes, restraining aids that can help, and how to approach each before handling them. You’ll also be made aware of the complications that can arise when improper restraining techniques are employed.

To round out your animal welfare knowledge, the course concludes by focusing on various UK, animal-related legislation. This includes information on the Wildlife and Countryside Act, The Microchipping of Dogs Regulations, the Dangerous Dogs Act, The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), and the Zoo Licensing Act.

Animal Welfare Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Benefits of Pet Ownership
  • Part 2: Legal Requirements of Pet Ownership
  • Part 3: The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Handling and Restraining
  • Part 2: Restraining Cats
  • Part 3: Restraining Rabbits
  • Part 4: Restraining Aids
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Housing Requirements for the Dog
  • Part 2: Housing Requirements for the Cat
  • Part 3: Problems Associated with Improper Housing
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Health Plans in Dogs
  • Part 2: Health Plans for Cats
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Health Plans in Rabbits
  • Part 2: Health Plans for Snakes
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Emergencies
  • Part 2: CPR
  • Part 3: Bandaging Techniques Used in First Aid
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Poison?
  • Part 2: Common Poisons and Treatments
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Healthy Dog
  • Part 2: The Healthy Cat
  • Part 3: The Healthy Rabbit
  • Part 4: The Healthy Snake
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Unhealthy Dog
  • Part 2: The Unhealthy Cat
  • Part 3: The Unhealthy Rabbit
  • Part 4: The Unhealthy Snake
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Wildlife and Countryside Act 1985
  • Part 2: Dangerous Dogs Act 1991,1997
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Animal Welfare Diploma Course has been created for animal enthusiasts. As a pet owner or potential animal care assistant, this course will provide you with the information you need to feel confident in your ability to look after the health and wellbeing of dogs, cats, rabbits and snakes.

Animal Welfare Diploma Course
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The Animal Welfare Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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