Working with animals is a very rewarding career and this course is perfect to progress into working with a range of different animals. Understanding the various types of animal care that are available and how to provide the best possible support for any species is essential for anyone who works with animals or simply cares for them at home.
|Study time:||120 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course format:||Paper based pack|
|Assignments:||6 written tasks|
|Entry requirements:||None specific|
Unit 1: Nutritional requirements of animals
All animals feed and take in nutrition in a different way. Some will only eat vegetation, whereas others will hunt for meat and kill prey in order to survive. In this unit we will look at the needs of different animal types and the way in which they take in the essential ingredients needed to live.
Unit 2: Housing requirements of animals
This unit will focus on the housing requirements of animals and aims to teach about what different species need. Understanding the various bedding requirements, fittings and housing requirements is essential for anyone caring for an animal.
Unit 3: Health and well-being of animals
Knowing how to care for and treat animals that may have health issues is very important for those working in animal care. In this unit we will explore the need for first aid provisions and how to treat diseases and issues that may occur. We will also look at first aid procedures and remedies that should be employed by owners in emergency situations.
Unit 4: Animal handling
When moving or restraining an animal it is very important to do so carefully and ensure that you provide enough support so that the animal does not get injured or distressed. To do this, certain measures, techniques and equipment should be utilised which we will learn about in this unit of the course.
Unit 5: Behaviour and training
In this unit we will explore the ranges of animal behaviours that can be displayed and how to spot any abnormalities in the behavioural patterns of an animal that you care for. Since animals cannot vocalise issues, we must look for more subtle signs of behaviour that will let us know when something is wrong.
Unit 6: Working with animals
Different animals play roles in society and have a strong bond with humans. In this unit we will look at how these animals interact with us, how they should be treated in the eyes of the law and various methods of farming and gathering produce that is best for animals.