Open College Network West Midlands

Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Qualification Number: 603/4264/X

 

Qualification Objective: This qualification has been developed to provide learners with knowledge of felines in boarding facilities. This Award meets the licensing requirements for The Animal Welfare (Licensing Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Learners will gain knowledge on the care of felines in catteries and feline behaviour and psychology.

Progression Routes: This qualification can be used to enable learners to gain the knowledge to obtain employment in boarding facilities. It will also enable progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare (see details below) , and onto higher levels of animal related study.

Entry requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, bar the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years and access to a work placement or felines to aid study. Assessment method(s): Portfolio of evidence and online assessment on our Quals direct system.

Delivery: Online course units will be sent to student via email.

This course includes 2 units:

Care of Felines in Catteries -This unit explores how to promote and maintain the welfare of cats in catteries. It includes information on health checking,  methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit also covers administering preventative and prescriptive medications.

Feline Behaviour and Psychology-When working with cats it's useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology. This unit includes force free behaviour improvement, the human-feline relationship as well as signalling and communication behaviour of cats. 

Course fee: £395.00

 

Title: Open College Network West Midlands

Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Qualification Number: 603/4263/8

Qualification Objective: This qualification has been developed to give learners information about feline health, care, behaviour and welfare. The qualification is suitable for meeting the higher standard for licensing catteries following the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Learners will develop a broad range of knowledge on feline care, from care of felines in catteries to evolutionary development of felines, and feline nutrition.

Progression Routes: This qualification can be used to enable learners to gain the knowledge to obtain employment in organisations providing feline care, behaviour and welfare. It will also enable progression to further study within this subject area, including progression to higher education including Animal Welfare and Animal Science qualifications. Learners may also progress to the higher standard of licensing in catteries.

Entry requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, bar the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years. Access to a workplace or felines to aid assistance is recommended.

Assessment method(s): Portfolio of evidence and assignments on our quals direct system

Delivery: Online course units will be sent to student via email

This courses includes the following units:

Anatomy and Physiology-This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge covering the anatomy and physiology of felines. Develop your knowledge on nine body systems and assess why it is important to understand body systems when proving feline care.  This unit explores the many complex body processes and functions of the domestic cat including the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal and sensory systems.

Care of Felines in Catteries-This unit will assist students develop underpinning knowledge of the care and welfare of felines in catteries.  It includes information on health checking,  methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit also covers administering preventative and prescriptive medications

Evolutionary Development of Felines -This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge on how felines have developed from an evolutionary perspective. Gain an understanding of natural feline social behaviours and feline breeds and traits, including the impact on behaviours.

Feline Behaviour and Psychology -When working with cats it's useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology. 

In this unit, students will develop the underpinning knowledge to understand feline behaviour and psychology. Learn about  communication behaviour in felines and know how learning theory is used in training. Students will understand psychological and physiological factors that contribute to feline behaviour and the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour.

Feline Care-It is essential to understand the correct care of cats when they are in your care. This unit includes grooming, first aid treatments and the care and welfare of felines at different life stages, and the importance of neutering. This unit also includes in formation about cat grooming techniques.

Feline Handling and Transportation-Students will develop the underpinning knowledge on feline handling and transportation. Gain an understanding about the principles of safe handling and transport including the use of equipment and records. The importance of force free handling and restraint of cats is included in this unit, as well as the use of correct PPE, and minimisation of stress during handling and restraint. Students will learn how to reduce feline stress during transport.

Feline Nutrition-This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the importance of nutrition in felines. Learn what the essential nutrients are and their functions to ensure the health and wellbeing of felines. The importance of nutrition at each life stage will also be explored, and the benefits of good nutrition and impacts of poor nutrition will be analysed. 

Legislation for Feline Care-The final unit looks at the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines. This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the use of legislation in feline care.

Course Fee: £895.00