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Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

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Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about animal welfare issues and legislation
  • Identify and help animals at risk
  • Recognise and respond to animal hoarding
  • Qualify as an Animal Welfare Officer
  • Optional practical training day
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification
  • Provides 24 UCAS Tariff Points

Studying Your Diploma

If you’re passionate about the health and well-being of animals, the Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma provides a starting point from which to effect change.

Whether you’re new to the industry or already working within it, you can become qualified to protect animals at risk of harm.

Develop the skills needed to work alongside councils and inspect and license Animal Activity businesses.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues that negatively impact the lives of companion animals. You’ll learn about animal transportation, hoarding, behaviours and environmental enrichment.

Once you qualify you can secure a job that allows you to take a stand against abuse and neglect.

This course can be studied from home over a two year period. However, the flexibility of online learning means most students have the course completed within 12 months.

Your one day placement will give you a chance to experience animal handling, behaviour observations and general husbandry, along with the benefit of discussions around animal welfare with the experienced staff.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter opens its doors to abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals in need of urgent care. The small team of dedicated staff and volunteers work to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and, of course, to re-home cats, dogs and ex-battery hens.

Their enclosed site has beautiful views of the Malvern Hills with kennels to house up to twenty six dogs and 12 cattery pens.

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This means it meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Animal Welfare Inspectors.

It has been designed to provide you with essential knowledge about the welfare, care and vital requirements for companion animals.

You can learn around your existing job or family commitments, as this course is provided completely online.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the course, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to safeguard animal welfare.  

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. You can start working towards a life-changing career in animal safety today!  

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Modules

Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma Modules

This course comprises of 9 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Companion Animal Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of transporting companion animals
  • Understand appropriate handling, restraint and transport methods
  • Know how to correctly handle animals in fear, pain and distress

Unit 2: Advising the Public

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to provide pet care advice for a range of animal species
  • Know how to report cases of cruelty or neglect
  • Understand the importance of record keeping

Unit 3: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the relationship between companion animal cruelty and interpersonal violence
  • Understand the aspects of reporting non-accidental injury to animals
  • Understand the importance of sharing information between community service providers

Unit 4: Equipment Storage and Record Keeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the equipment responsibilities for Animal Welfare Inspectors
  • Know how to currently use and manage equipment
  • Understand how to maintain accurate records

Unit 5: Understanding Animal Hoarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Recognise the different types of animal hoarders
  • Understand how to provide intervention
  • Understand how to monitor, report and combat hoarding
  • Understand how agencies and organisations manage hoarding recurrence
  • Understand the relationship between intervention strategies and hoarder types

Unit 6: Animal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the appropriate care and welfare companion animals should receive
  • Recognise the signs and causes of ill health and disease
  • Understand how to prevent infection and disease transmission
  • Understand the nutritional requirements for a variety of companion animals
  • Understand how to correctly store food and medication

Unit 7: Animal Behaviour and Environmental Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand companion animal behaviour and environmental enrichment
  • Know how to improve the environment of animals so behavioural issues are avoided
  • Recognise companion animal stress indicators and body language

Unit 8: Inspecting Sites

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to advise on animal welfare and accommodation improvements
  • Understand how to formulate and check written policies and procedures
  • Understand staff supervision and training requirements

Unit 9: Animal Welfare Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the legal requirements relevant to the sector
  • Understand how to ensure the correct welfare of animals in line with legislation
  • Understand how the legislation benefits the welfare of animals

 

Practical Training

To meet the Defra Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities amendments 01/02/22, learners will be required to carry out practical training and provide evidence of this as part of the course.

Your one day placement will give you a chance to experience animal handling, behaviour observations and general husbandry, along with the benefit of discussions around animal welfare with the experienced staff.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter opens its doors to abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals in need of urgent care. The small team of dedicated staff and volunteers work to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and, of course, to re-home cats, dogs and ex-battery hens. 

Their enclosed site has beautiful views of the Malvern Hills with kennels to house up to twenty six dogs and 12 cattery pens.

Entry Requirements

This course is open for all to study, providing that students are at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required.

The qualification includes an optional practical training day. Where you will receive hands-on training and the opportunity to apply your learning.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 278 hrs.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions through your learning platform.

As this course is provided through distance learning, you will complete the work and assessments online from home.

There are no exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you understand the learning outcomes of each module.

There is also an optional practical training day included in this course, where students will benefit from hands-on training.

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4252/3)

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

This Ofqual recognised and accredited course teaches students what they need to inspect and license animal activities businesses in line with regulations.

Whether you are already working in the industry or have a love for animals and want to make a difference. This course gives you the knowledge and ability to take action to protect and improve animal welfare.

Students who successfully complete the course can progress to further study in animal care and welfare. You will also become eligible for employment in the sector with local councils. Applying for roles such as an Animal Welfare Officer or using the qualification to train as an RSPCA Inspector.

Animal Welfare Officers can progress in the industry with experience. Advancing to inspector level, where they can move into several specialisations such as; equine officer, wildlife officer, rescue co-ordinator, specialist trainers. Roles in which you could earn up to £27, 900 per year.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 6th December
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 6th December

Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about animal welfare issues and legislation
  • Identify and help animals at risk
  • Recognise and respond to animal hoarding
  • Qualify as an Animal Welfare Officer
  • Optional practical training day
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification
  • Provides 24 UCAS Tariff Points

Studying Your Diploma

If you’re passionate about the health and well-being of animals, the Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma provides a starting point from which to effect change.

Whether you’re new to the industry or already working within it, you can become qualified to protect animals at risk of harm.

Develop the skills needed to work alongside councils and inspect and license Animal Activity businesses.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues that negatively impact the lives of companion animals. You’ll learn about animal transportation, hoarding, behaviours and environmental enrichment.

Once you qualify you can secure a job that allows you to take a stand against abuse and neglect.

This course can be studied from home over a two year period. However, the flexibility of online learning means most students have the course completed within 12 months.

Your one day placement will give you a chance to experience animal handling, behaviour observations and general husbandry, along with the benefit of discussions around animal welfare with the experienced staff.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter opens its doors to abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals in need of urgent care. The small team of dedicated staff and volunteers work to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and, of course, to re-home cats, dogs and ex-battery hens.

Their enclosed site has beautiful views of the Malvern Hills with kennels to house up to twenty six dogs and 12 cattery pens.

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This means it meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Animal Welfare Inspectors.

It has been designed to provide you with essential knowledge about the welfare, care and vital requirements for companion animals.

You can learn around your existing job or family commitments, as this course is provided completely online.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor who can advise and guide you through the course, as well as provide constructive feedback on assignments. This ensures you are on the right track with your education and better prepared to safeguard animal welfare.  

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. You can start working towards a life-changing career in animal safety today!  

Modules

Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma Modules

This course comprises of 9 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Companion Animal Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of transporting companion animals
  • Understand appropriate handling, restraint and transport methods
  • Know how to correctly handle animals in fear, pain and distress

Unit 2: Advising the Public

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to provide pet care advice for a range of animal species
  • Know how to report cases of cruelty or neglect
  • Understand the importance of record keeping

Unit 3: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the relationship between companion animal cruelty and interpersonal violence
  • Understand the aspects of reporting non-accidental injury to animals
  • Understand the importance of sharing information between community service providers

Unit 4: Equipment Storage and Record Keeping

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the equipment responsibilities for Animal Welfare Inspectors
  • Know how to currently use and manage equipment
  • Understand how to maintain accurate records

Unit 5: Understanding Animal Hoarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Recognise the different types of animal hoarders
  • Understand how to provide intervention
  • Understand how to monitor, report and combat hoarding
  • Understand how agencies and organisations manage hoarding recurrence
  • Understand the relationship between intervention strategies and hoarder types

Unit 6: Animal Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the appropriate care and welfare companion animals should receive
  • Recognise the signs and causes of ill health and disease
  • Understand how to prevent infection and disease transmission
  • Understand the nutritional requirements for a variety of companion animals
  • Understand how to correctly store food and medication

Unit 7: Animal Behaviour and Environmental Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand companion animal behaviour and environmental enrichment
  • Know how to improve the environment of animals so behavioural issues are avoided
  • Recognise companion animal stress indicators and body language

Unit 8: Inspecting Sites

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to advise on animal welfare and accommodation improvements
  • Understand how to formulate and check written policies and procedures
  • Understand staff supervision and training requirements

Unit 9: Animal Welfare Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the legal requirements relevant to the sector
  • Understand how to ensure the correct welfare of animals in line with legislation
  • Understand how the legislation benefits the welfare of animals

 

Practical Training

To meet the Defra Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities amendments 01/02/22, learners will be required to carry out practical training and provide evidence of this as part of the course.

Your one day placement will give you a chance to experience animal handling, behaviour observations and general husbandry, along with the benefit of discussions around animal welfare with the experienced staff.

Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter opens its doors to abandoned, unwanted and mistreated animals in need of urgent care. The small team of dedicated staff and volunteers work to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and, of course, to re-home cats, dogs and ex-battery hens. 

Their enclosed site has beautiful views of the Malvern Hills with kennels to house up to twenty six dogs and 12 cattery pens.

Entry Requirements

This course is open for all to study, providing that students are at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required.

The qualification includes an optional practical training day. Where you will receive hands-on training and the opportunity to apply your learning.

The approximate time required to complete the course is 278 hrs.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions through your learning platform.

Assessment

As this course is provided through distance learning, you will complete the work and assessments online from home.

There are no exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you understand the learning outcomes of each module.

There is also an optional practical training day included in this course, where students will benefit from hands-on training.

Qualifications

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4252/3)

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

This Ofqual recognised and accredited course teaches students what they need to inspect and license animal activities businesses in line with regulations.

Whether you are already working in the industry or have a love for animals and want to make a difference. This course gives you the knowledge and ability to take action to protect and improve animal welfare.

Students who successfully complete the course can progress to further study in animal care and welfare. You will also become eligible for employment in the sector with local councils. Applying for roles such as an Animal Welfare Officer or using the qualification to train as an RSPCA Inspector.

Animal Welfare Officers can progress in the industry with experience. Advancing to inspector level, where they can move into several specialisations such as; equine officer, wildlife officer, rescue co-ordinator, specialist trainers. Roles in which you could earn up to £27, 900 per year.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

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