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Applied Canine Behaviour Management Diploma (RQF) Level 6

Overview

Key Points

  • Gain an understanding on advanced canine development theory
  • Learn everything you need to become a fully qualified canine behaviourist
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of canine legislation

 

  • Test your skills through practical training
  • Degree-level learning
  • Immediate access to your online learning material, any time

About your Course

The Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management is an advanced degree level qualification. The in-depth knowledge you’ll gain ensures you become an expert in canine behaviour,  achieving qualified Canine Behaviourist status.

As a Canine Behaviourist, the work you do can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of the dogs you work with. You’ll use your specialist knowledge to work alongside other animal care professionals and caregivers to prevent dog behaviour problems.

Throughout the course you’ll cover a broad range of topics that will enhance your understanding of canine behaviour. You’ll learn extensively about canine development and how they learn, as well as exploring theories around behaviour such as nature versus nurture.

In addition to this, you’ll gain an understanding of the language of dogs including non-verbal communication, body language and vocalisation. You’ll then be able to identify challenging behaviours and apply your knowledge to help canines overcome them.

There is also practical training involved in this course that allows you to put the theory elements into practice. They’re interspersed throughout the year and allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of dogs. This is an essential component of your course.

Once you’ve completed the course you’re able to apply for membership at the Association of INTOdogs as a certified Canine Behaviourist. As well as gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status at the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).

Getting Started

Enrolling on an online course gives you the flexibility to progress with your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to become a fully qualified Canine Behaviourist no matter what your schedule is like.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

Dedicated tutors who are experts in their respective field will guide your learning. Providing you with constructive feedback to better your understanding and any extra assistance where needed.

You’re able to realise your ambitions with minimal impact on your current schedule. Whether you study during your lunch break, on the weekends or after the school-run, it’s completely up to you. You will only need to make allowances for practical training.

Modules

The qualification will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Cognition and Consciousness

  • Understand how human beings learn
  • Understand how animals learn
  • Discover how early learning can affect canine development
  • Learn the theory of the canine mind

Unit 2: Canine Development

  • Identify the behavioural implications of puppy development
  • Explore the behavioural implications of life stages on the development and behaviour of canines

Unit 3: Canine Health and Behaviour Patterns

  • Learn veterinary terminology associated with health and behaviour in canines
  • Understand the signs of ill health and common conditions that influence canine behaviour
  • Discover the impact of physiology on canine behaviour
  • Explore the consequences of medical disorders on canine behaviour
  • Gain an understanding of the role of nutrition on canine health and behaviour

Unit 4: Consulting and Canine Behaviour Management

  • Implement behaviour change programmes for canines
  • Understand a range of principal professional roles of working with dogs
  • Apply a range of professional skills, techniques and practices of working with dogs
  • Use effective coaching skills in canine behaviour management
  • Manage investigations and interventions to safeguard the welfare of canines

Unit 5: Human Canine Bond

  • Identify canine behaviour problems as viewed by society
  • Understand the impact of legislation on public perceptions of canine behaviour problems
  • Know the categories of canine ownership and their purposes
  • Cover legislation related to the human-canine bond
  • Know the impact of the human factor on the human-canine bond

Unit 6: Nature Versus Nurture

  • Learn the nature versus nurture debate in respect of genetic predisposition in canines
  • Understand the influence of nature versus nurture on behaviour management of canines
  • Know the role socialisation plays in canine learning
  • Explore other influences on canine behaviour

Unit 7: Practical Canine Behaviour Training

  • Identify the behaviour and body language of dogs
  • Demonstrate teaching skills for training dogs
  • Teach resilience in rescue dogs
  • Understand the individual learning needs of a dog
  • Implement a tailored training plan for an individual dog

Unit 8: Research Methods in Canine Behaviour Management

  • Know the principles of design in data collection and analysis
  • Understand qualitative research for different types of research questions
  • Explore the role of single-subject studies and case studies on the advancement of science
  • Conduct in-depth case studies
  • Use qualitative data methods in research

Unit 9: The Language of Dogs

  • Identify canine social structures
  • Explore canine body language
  • Understand the role of canine non-verbal communication
  • Know both canine verbal communication and vocalisation

Requirements

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age.

Learners will have completed an industry-recognised Level 5 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an Animal related Ofqual regulated qualification.

The estimated study time for this course is 378 hours.

Assessment

When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

Qualifications

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When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Developing your career

An animal behaviourist can earn a varied salary up to £50,000 a year depending on charges, expenses, experience and how much business is generated. You’re able to work alongside veterinary practices or freelance by setting up your own business. As a qualified animal behaviourist, it can be helpful to hold a driving licence to travel between clients.

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Key Points

  • Gain an understanding on advanced canine development theory
  • Learn everything you need to become a fully qualified canine behaviourist
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of canine legislation

 

  • Test your skills through practical training
  • Degree-level learning
  • Immediate access to your online learning material, any time

About your Course

The Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management is an advanced degree level qualification. The in-depth knowledge you’ll gain ensures you become an expert in canine behaviour,  achieving qualified Canine Behaviourist status.

As a Canine Behaviourist, the work you do can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of the dogs you work with. You’ll use your specialist knowledge to work alongside other animal care professionals and caregivers to prevent dog behaviour problems.

Throughout the course you’ll cover a broad range of topics that will enhance your understanding of canine behaviour. You’ll learn extensively about canine development and how they learn, as well as exploring theories around behaviour such as nature versus nurture.

In addition to this, you’ll gain an understanding of the language of dogs including non-verbal communication, body language and vocalisation. You’ll then be able to identify challenging behaviours and apply your knowledge to help canines overcome them.

There is also practical training involved in this course that allows you to put the theory elements into practice. They’re interspersed throughout the year and allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of dogs. This is an essential component of your course.

Once you’ve completed the course you’re able to apply for membership at the Association of INTOdogs as a certified Canine Behaviourist. As well as gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status at the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN).

Getting Started

Enrolling on an online course gives you the flexibility to progress with your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to become a fully qualified Canine Behaviourist no matter what your schedule is like.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

Dedicated tutors who are experts in their respective field will guide your learning. Providing you with constructive feedback to better your understanding and any extra assistance where needed.

You’re able to realise your ambitions with minimal impact on your current schedule. Whether you study during your lunch break, on the weekends or after the school-run, it’s completely up to you. You will only need to make allowances for practical training.

The qualification will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Cognition and Consciousness

  • Understand how human beings learn
  • Understand how animals learn
  • Discover how early learning can affect canine development
  • Learn the theory of the canine mind

Unit 2: Canine Development

  • Identify the behavioural implications of puppy development
  • Explore the behavioural implications of life stages on the development and behaviour of canines

Unit 3: Canine Health and Behaviour Patterns

  • Learn veterinary terminology associated with health and behaviour in canines
  • Understand the signs of ill health and common conditions that influence canine behaviour
  • Discover the impact of physiology on canine behaviour
  • Explore the consequences of medical disorders on canine behaviour
  • Gain an understanding of the role of nutrition on canine health and behaviour

Unit 4: Consulting and Canine Behaviour Management

  • Implement behaviour change programmes for canines
  • Understand a range of principal professional roles of working with dogs
  • Apply a range of professional skills, techniques and practices of working with dogs
  • Use effective coaching skills in canine behaviour management
  • Manage investigations and interventions to safeguard the welfare of canines

Unit 5: Human Canine Bond

  • Identify canine behaviour problems as viewed by society
  • Understand the impact of legislation on public perceptions of canine behaviour problems
  • Know the categories of canine ownership and their purposes
  • Cover legislation related to the human-canine bond
  • Know the impact of the human factor on the human-canine bond

Unit 6: Nature Versus Nurture

  • Learn the nature versus nurture debate in respect of genetic predisposition in canines
  • Understand the influence of nature versus nurture on behaviour management of canines
  • Know the role socialisation plays in canine learning
  • Explore other influences on canine behaviour

Unit 7: Practical Canine Behaviour Training

  • Identify the behaviour and body language of dogs
  • Demonstrate teaching skills for training dogs
  • Teach resilience in rescue dogs
  • Understand the individual learning needs of a dog
  • Implement a tailored training plan for an individual dog

Unit 8: Research Methods in Canine Behaviour Management

  • Know the principles of design in data collection and analysis
  • Understand qualitative research for different types of research questions
  • Explore the role of single-subject studies and case studies on the advancement of science
  • Conduct in-depth case studies
  • Use qualitative data methods in research

Unit 9: The Language of Dogs

  • Identify canine social structures
  • Explore canine body language
  • Understand the role of canine non-verbal communication
  • Know both canine verbal communication and vocalisation

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age.

Learners will have completed an industry-recognised Level 5 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an Animal related Ofqual regulated qualification.

The estimated study time for this course is 378 hours.

When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

When studying your Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

An animal behaviourist can earn a varied salary up to £50,000 a year depending on charges, expenses, experience and how much business is generated. You’re able to work alongside veterinary practices or freelance by setting up your own business. As a qualified animal behaviourist, it can be helpful to hold a driving licence to travel between clients.

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