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Chicken Keeping Diploma Course

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Chicken Keeping Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Fun and rewarding for people of all ages, chicken keeping provides a variety of benefits and can even develop into a business. With a lot that needs to be done before you can start raising chickens and enjoying the benefits of farm-fresh eggs, the Chicken Keeping Diploma Course provides you with the basic knowledge you need to begin keeping chickens.

You’ll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens, where to keep and how to care for them, and how to maximise egg production.

We will start by going over the benefits of raising chickens, what you should consider before you raise chickens, and which option is better for raising chickens: chicken coops or free-range.

We’ll consider how much space your chickens will need, the general costs of chicken keeping, and the factors that affect chickens, such as climate and temperament. We’ll discuss chicken breeds and egg size, colour, and production, and the considerations to be aware of with regards to chicken coops, such as materials, cost, location, etc. You’ll also learn what is required to raise happy, healthy baby chicks and how to care for adult chickens – looking at everything from feed to footcare.

The result of all your work (along with the enjoyment of the chickens themselves) – eggs! We’ll familiarise you with the process of collecting, cleaning, storing, and hatching eggs, along with the basic do’s and don’ts of egg care. We’ll also look at how to go about selling eggs – the basics of the laws and regulations, packing, and advertising.

You’ll learn how to troubleshoot any issues you may have with your eggs or your chickens and become familiar with common parasites that affect poultry, and the medications used to treat them.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn about chickens and how to get started with chicken keeping
  • Become familiar with different breeds of chicken
  • Learn how to house your chickens
  • Understand the needs of chickens, from egg to adulthood
  • Discover how to care for eggs and how to go about selling them
Close up of a chicken

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Benefits of Raising Chickens
  • Part 2: What You Should Consider Before Raising Chickens
  • Part 3: Chicken Coop or Free Range?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Understand how many chickens you should keep
  • Part 2: What is the Cost of Keeping Chickens?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Climate
  • Part 2: Egg Size, Colour, and Production
  • Part 3: Temperament and Breed Characteristics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Coop Types
  • Part 2: Location, Size and Materials
  • Part 3: Predators
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Baby Chicks
  • Part 2: Starter Feed and Other Necessities
  • Part 3: Chick Care
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Feed is Best?
  • Part 2: Living Space Recommendations
  • Part 3: Social Interactions
  • Part 4: Foot Care
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Egg Collecting
  • Part 2: Cleaning
  • Part 3: Hatching
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Research Laws and Regulations
  • Part 2: High-Quality Diet
  • Part 3: Egg Storage and Packaging
  • Part 4: How to Advertise Your Eggs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Main Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Preventative Chicken Care
  • Part 2: Bacterial Management and Treatments
  • Part 3: Dietary Supplementation Solutions
  • Part 4: Medicinal Plants for Chickens
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’ve been considering keeping chickens but don’t know where to start, this course is for you. Everything you need to begin your chicken-keeping adventure is included, from choosing a breed and housing to caring for your feathered family and ensuring the best quality, farm-fresh eggs.

Group of chicks on a free range farm
Accreditations

The Chicken Keeping 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 £25).

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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