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Animal Care Level 2

Animal Care Level 2
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£320.00

This course is available in Paper format and Online.

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Do you want to be a responsible pet owner? Are you already working in the pet care industry? Or do you just want to impove your knowledge?

You don’t need any previous experience to take this distance learning Animal Care course but clearly a love of, and keen interest in, animals is essential.

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Introduction

Animal Care Level 2

Course code: ANC02

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by ABC

Awarding body: ABC

This course covers all the key aspects of ownership from choosing a pet, preparing the house, training, grooming and health for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles.

Content

Unit 1 History and Background

  • Domestication
  • The classification system
  • How to choose the right pet

Unit 2  Safety, Welfare, Health & Hygiene

  • Safety
  • Transfer of diseases from animals to humans
  • Correct handling methods and methods of restraint
  • Hygiene of an animal’s sleeping area
  • Pests and parasites

Unit 3  Anatomy and Physiology

  • The skeletal and muscular systems
  • The digestive system
  • The circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • The respiratory system
  • The nervous system

Unit 4  Animal first aid

  • Handling and transport of injured animals
  • Basic examinations
  • Shock and its signs
  • Wounds, burns and fractures
  • How to administer medication

Unit 5  Dogs

  • Different breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 6  Cats

  • Breeds and body types
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 7 Horses and ponies

  • Anatomy
  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition
  • Housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming, shoeing and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 8 Birds

  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition and generalcare
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 9  Fish

  • Housing and general care
  • Types of fish
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 10 Snakes and lizards

  • Housing and general care
  • Types and their requirements
  • Common diseases

Unit 11  Tortoises, turtles and terrapins

  • Characteristics and anatomy
  • Housing and general care
  • Hibernation
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 12 Insects

  • Handling
  • Housing
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Beetles, centipedes and millipedes
  • Frogs and toads

Unit 13 Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

  • Housing and general care
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 14  Ferrets, pole cats

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 15 Rabbits and guinea pigs

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • BehaviourGrooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 16 Wildlife safety

  • Types
  • Injuries

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

 

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.