Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course

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Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Incredibly popular pets, rabbits are social, intelligent, and cute animals. However, there is a common misconception that rabbits are easy to look after, and therefore people often don’t understand the commitment involved in taking them on.

The Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course provides in-depth guidance on the care needs of rabbits, including their physical and mental health, nutritional requirements, behaviours, housing, and living requirements.

Discover the origins and domestication of rabbits, along with the most common breeds and whether a rabbit makes a good pet. Learn the essential anatomy and physiology of rabbits and the benefits of their unique bodily systems.

Explore the nutritional requirements of rabbits – what is important in their diet and what should be avoided – and how to keep rabbits happy and healthy. Examine appropriate housing (both indoor and outdoor) and living requirements, how to keep them stimulated, and how to correctly handle and groom them.

Gain knowledge of the legal requirements of owners, including the five freedoms and the laws regarding rabbit welfare. Discover the importance of preventative healthcare, including vaccinations, neutering, flea and worm treatment, and pet insurance. Learn to recognise common health problems and the signs of an unwell rabbit.

The Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course concludes with an examination of the most common assumptions made about rabbits and whether these are true or false.

By studying this course, you will learn about:

  • The origins, domestication and different breeds of rabbits
  • Rabbit health, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and behaviour
  • Rabbit accommodation, living requirements and mental enrichment
  • The legal requirements of rabbit ownership
  • The importance of preventative healthcare and common health problems in rabbits
  • Common rabbit myths and assumptions

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Where do Rabbits Come From?
  • Part 2: Rabbit Breeds
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Rabbit Senses
  • Part 2: The Rabbit's Body
  • Part 3: The Digestive System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rabbit’s Diet
  • Part 2: Things to Avoid
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Rabbits Live Naturally
  • Part 2: Rabbit Housing Essentials
  • Part 3: Further Requirements
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Key Considerations
  • Part 2: Benefits v Risks of Housing Outdoors
  • Part 3: Rabbit-Proofing a Garden
  • Part 4: Housing Rabbits Indoors
  • Part 5: Signs of a Happy Rabbit
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Normal Rabbit Behaviour
  • Part 2: Abnormal Rabbit Behaviour
  • Part 3: Change in Behaviours
  • Part 4: Rabbit Sounds
  • Part 5: Rabbit Body Language
  • Part 6: Handling and Grooming
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Animal Rights
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Healthcare
  • Part 2: Preventing Infectious Diseases
  • Part 3: Worms and Other Parasites
  • Part 4: Neutering
  • Part 5: Microchips and Insurance
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Vet Care
  • Part 2: Common Health Conditions
  • Part 3: Health Issues in Senior Rabbits
  • Part 4: Flystrike
  • Part 5: When to See a Vet
  • Part 6: Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Rabbit Myths
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Course provides fundamental and relevant advice on how to provide the high standard of care and dedication that rabbits need to be happy and healthy.

The information within the course will be useful, whether you are a rabbit owner, considering rabbit ownership or working in the animal sector. It’ll also be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn more about these fascinating creatures and the many traits and behaviours that make them unique.

A woman cuddling a baby rabbit
Accreditations

The Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare 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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