OCN Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare 
 

 Qualification Number: 603/4536/6

 Qualification Objective: This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to work in the field of canine care providing kennelling, home or day care for canines of all breeds and sizes. Learners will understand the basics of canine behaviour including stress and aggression and will be able to provide care, including environmental enrichment for canines in their care.  This Level 3 Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare  Award is an Ofqual regulated qualification that meets the new AAL licensing requirements for the Higher Standard.

Progression Routes: On successful completion of the Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare, learners may progress onto any Level 3 Diploma qualifications  ( see details below) in related areas, or they may progress directly into employment or self-employment in the canine care sector. Entry requirements: Learners should be aged 16 or above and be working at Level 2 or above and be comfortable working with dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Assessment method(s): Portfolio of evidence, including evidence of any practical aspects of the qualification

Course delivery: online distance learning course with course unit handbooks emailed to you.

Unit 1 

Canine Behaviour

Canine body language and common signs of stress and aggression and how stress can escalate into aggression.  Learners will gain an understanding of the body language signs and signals, unwanted behaviour that may arise and the signs of stress and aggression.

Unit 2 

Care of Canines in Kennels & Dog Day Care/Dog Boarding

Causes of disease transmission and prevention, appropriate welfare measures of kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments.  Safe entry and exit management, essential PPE and the importance of environmental stimulation in kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments.  Learners will understand basic health and welfare issues for kennels, dog day care and dog boarding establishments and how to ensure all canine needs are met.

Course fee: £395.00

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare

This Ofqual regulated qualification is suitable for anyone working in kennels, rescue, handling or transportation, dog walking or dog sitting will find this a vital qualification. It is also a useful qualification for those planning a career as an animal welfare officer.

Attainment of this Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification at Level 3 enables business owners to meet the Higher Standard for licensing.

We encourage students to carry out work experience  either in employment or on a voluntary basis at a suitable location, in order to gain valuable practical experience whilst studying this online theory based course.

The knowledge gained from this course will broaden career options for working with dogs and is an ideal foundation for behaviour, training and welfare careers with dogs.

This course is of value for careers working with dogs in a variety of roles including at animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding kennels, in a behaviourist role and at a vet practice.

Unit  1

Canine Law

Covers the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as well as new legislation coming into force October 2018. Learners will explore legislation surrounding dogs and how the laws can impact dog ownership and care.

Unit 2

Canine Evolution

Covers the role of evolution and the origin of canis familiaris, gaining an understanding of natural canine social behaviour and breed traits.  We also take a look at the meaning of ethology. Learners will understand how evolution contributes to domestic canine behaviour.

Unit 3

Canine Handling and Transportation

A look at force free handling and transportation, including force free equipment along with PPE for working with stray and kennelled dogs.

Unit 4

Canine Learning Theories

Learners will understand the harmful effects of the outdated dominance theory and recognise how to use learning theory in order to train dogs in a force free manner

Unit 5

Canine Behaviour

Canine body language and common signs of stress and aggression and how stress can escalate into aggression.  Learners will gain an understanding of the body language signs and signals, unwanted behaviour that may arise and the signs of stress and aggression.

Unit 6

Canine Care

Emergency first aid is covered in this unit, along with grooming techniques, stages of development in puppies, the whelping process and how to care for them. Learners will gain an understanding of how to care for the different life stages including first aid, grooming, keeping canines as pets in the community and caring for puppies.

Unit 7

Care of Canines in Kennels & Dog Day Care/Dog Boarding

Causes of disease transmission and prevention, appropriate welfare measures of kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments.  Safe entry and exit management, essential PPE and the importance of environmental stimulation in kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments.  Learners will understand basic health and welfare issues for kennels, dog day care and dog boarding establishments and how to ensure all canine needs are met.

Delivery: Online course 

Courses fee: £895.00