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Feline Nutrition Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

With each cat food on the market proclaiming to be the best, it can be hard to decipher which one, if any, really is. The Feline Nutrition Diploma Course provides insight into cat nutrition – outlining what they need in their diet, how to make high quality, nutritionally-balanced cat food, how to modify diets to help cats with dietary concerns or health conditions, and how to feed pregnant or nursing cats and kittens.

Discover the importance of good nutrition for cats and a range of common health conditions that result from feeding cats a sub-optimal diet.

Explore the macronutrient needs of cats – their protein, fat and carbohydrate requirements – and the functions of amino acids and enzymes. We’ll also look at micronutrients – learning which vitamins and minerals cats get from their diet and which they produce themselves.

Learn how to calculate a cat’s individual energy requirements – the total number of calories it needs per day – and understand a range of dietary concerns and how diet can be adapted to alleviate symptoms.

Discover how to make cat food and the pros and cons of doing so. Follow tips for homemade diets, easy recipes, and pointers for transitioning cats from a dry to a wet diet.

You’ll learn weight management tips for cats with obesity, the common causes of type 2 diabetes and how to adjust a diet to reverse the condition. We’ll look at chronic kidney disease, dietary adaptations to incorporate and how to ensure cats with this condition are drinking enough water. We’ll also study liver disease and dietary adaptations to consider for the condition. Finally, we’ll look at feeding pregnant cats, lactating cats and kittens.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of feline nutrition and why good nutrition is important
  • Become familiar with the macronutrients, micronutrients and water requirements of cats
  • Learn how to make cat food
  • Understand how to adapt the diet of cats with dietary concerns or health conditions
  • Understand how to feed pregnant or nursing cats and kittens
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Common Health Issues Relating to Poor Nutrition
  • Part 2: Other Feline Health Issues
  • Part 3: The Feline Digestive System
  • Part 4: Commercial Cat Food
  • Part 5: Food Safety
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Protein
  • Part 2: Catabolic Enzyme Regulation
  • Part 3: Fatty Acids
  • Part 4: Carbohydrates
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Vitamins
  • Part 2: Minerals
  • Part 3: Water Requirements
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Factors Affecting a Cat's Energy Needs
  • Part 2: Special Considerations for Kittens and Seniors
  • Part 3: Feeding Schedules
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Part 2: Digestive Problems
  • Part 3: Other Health Concerns
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Raw Vs Cooked Food
  • Part 2: Pros and Cons of Homemade Diets
  • Part 3: Recipes
  • Part 4: Food Safety Precautions and Making a Transition
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Obesity
  • Part 2: Diabetes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Managing Fluid Intake
  • Part 3: Managing Nutrient Intake
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Dietary Recommendations for Cats with Liver Disease
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nutritional Needs of Pregnant Cats
  • Part 2: Nutritional Needs of Lactating Cats
  • Part 3: Feeding Kittens
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you have a cat – or are thinking of getting one – the Feline Nutrition Diploma Course will give you a better understanding of what type of diet is optimal for them and why. The course is also suitable for anyone who wants to understand a range of nutritional concerns affecting cats and how to modify their diet to better manage their health.

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Accreditations

The Feline Nutrition Diploma Course will take 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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