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Level 5 Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF)

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Level 5 Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Explore the practical side of dog behaviour consultations 
  • Learn about the main influences on behaviour 
  • Understand the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines 
  • Study online, from home 
  • Gain a Foundation Degree level qualification 

About Your Diploma 

Welcome to the cutting-edge world of canine expertise! Introducing our Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners—crafted by industry professionals with a focus on canine well-being, behaviour, and the fine art of teaching.  

This qualification, regulated by Ofqual, delves into the hands-on aspects of conducting canine behaviour consultations, collaborating with both dogs and their owners. It also covers the primary factors influencing behaviour and the strategies for effectively managing canine aggression. During your studies, you will engage in six days of practical learning, acquiring the necessary skills to thrive in the role of a Canine Behaviour Practitioner. 

This Foundation Degree level qualification is a game-changer for those aspiring to work with clients and their canine companions. We advise completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Canine Welfare, Training and Behaviour before enrolment on this Level 5 qualification. 

Continue your career path with the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management to become a fully fledged Canine Behaviourist! 

Getting Started 

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Therefore, it meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Canine Behaviour Practitioners. 

It has been designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of canine welfare, behaviour and training. Which can help you improve your job prospects in related roles and allow you to progress onto further study. 

This course is provided completely online, allowing you to learn around your existing job or family commitments. You will be assigned a personal tutor once you enrol, who will support and assist your achievement. Whether you need help with assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement. 

What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables. Enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you. 

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can get started from the moment you enrol. Start getting the skills you need to understand and manage canine behaviour today!  

Modules

This Level 5 Diploma qualification consists of 10 units. 

Unit 1: Essential Requirements for Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the requirements for canines, both physically and mentally 

  • Be able to understand the requirements for canines that are rescued and how these differ from canines who haven’t been rescued 

  • Be able to understand the purpose of physical human interaction with canines and the impact this has 

  • Be able to understand the significance of canines interacting with other canines to improve their behavioural needs and development 

Unit 2: Understanding Canines with Aggression 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to identify canines who are aggressive 

  • Be able to identify the need for educating canines with aggression 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of a teacher and owner in educating aggressive behaviour in canines 

Unit 3: Evaluating Behaviour in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply necessary skills for gathering statistics on behaviour management 

  • Be able to understand the process of putting into action the statistics of behaviour management 

  • Be able to understand the application of practical examinations for canines 

  • Be able to understand the process of developing a teaching and learning area for canines 

Unit 4: Behaviour Adaptations in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the importance of creating a behavioural plan when looking to change the behaviour in canines 

  • Be able to understand the approach to ideologies in behavioural situations 

  • Be able to understand different techniques for managing aggression within a canine 

  • Be able to create and enforce a behavioural plan for canines 

Unit 5: Understanding Environmental Impacts on Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the social and physical wellbeing of canines that can be impacted by environmental change 

  • Be able to understand the different responsibilities and approaches when training a canine 

  • Be able to understand impulsive and mastered knowledge by canines in behaviour management 

  • Be able to identify the impact behind aggression when linked to medical conditions 

  • Be able to understand exterior indications on acknowledging canine behaviour 

Unit 6: Nurturing Growth and Potential in Canine Development 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the essentials for optimising growth and nurturing in canines 

  • Be able to identify the root of Canis Familiaris 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of domestic canines teaching and behaviour 

  • Be able to understand the significance of ethology and behaviour in canines 

Unit 7: Advanced Canine Training 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to acknowledge a canine’s emotions whilst recognising and minimising tension and apprehension 

  • Be able to acknowledge possible stride issues by evaluating movement in a canine 

  • Be able to develop an encouraging relationship with a single canine 

  • Be able to constrain a canine by using a lead and harness 

  • Be able to identify the accurate technique for teaching a solo canine 

  • Be able to display essential customer connection as a professional in canine behaviour 

Unit 8: Aggression in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand common and abnormal aggressive behaviour in canines 

  • Be able to understand types of aggression in canines and the purpose of this in canine behaviour 

  • Be able to understand how to connect verbally during training a canine in behaviour 

  • Be able to understand the significance of soft mouth and rapid signs in behaviour teaching for canines 

  • Be able to identify the concerns linked with humans showing aggression towards canines 

Unit 9: Multiple Canine Control 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand how to control numerous canines 

  • Be able to understand how to identify concerning behaviour in homes with more than one canine 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of Working Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of working canines 

  • Be able to understand the concerns linked to a working canine’s wellbeing 

Entry Requirements

Learners must have completed a recognised qualification at Level 3 or above in canine well-being, teaching or behaviour or have at least 5 years experience in the area of canine well-being, teaching or behaviour. All learners must be a minimum age of 18. 

Minimum Age Restriction 

18 

Average Completion Timeframe 

You have 24 months to complete your course. 

Certification Timeframe 

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment. 

Course Fees 

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered. 

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

There will be no exams to sit. Instead, your work will be assessed by your personal tutor through a combination of essays, long and short answer questions and research projects. 

SEG Awards

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SEG - Skills and Education Group Awards 

Upon completion of this course and, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment, you will gain a Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners - Qualification Number: 610/3511/7. 

Skills and Education Group Awards (SEG) continually invest in high quality qualifications, assessments and services for chosen sectors. As a UK leading sector specialist, SEG continues to support employers and skills providers to enable individuals to achieve the skills and knowledge needed to raise professional standards across all sectors. 

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

This Ofqual regulated qualification forms part of the career path in the dog behaviour field and is essential for those wanting to work as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner. 

Successful completion of this Level 5 qualification allows students to progress into employment within the animal care sector. It also guarantees their acceptance onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management, which is a required step before working as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.  

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Level 5 Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Explore the practical side of dog behaviour consultations 
  • Learn about the main influences on behaviour 
  • Understand the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines 
  • Study online, from home 
  • Gain a Foundation Degree level qualification 

About Your Diploma 

Welcome to the cutting-edge world of canine expertise! Introducing our Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners—crafted by industry professionals with a focus on canine well-being, behaviour, and the fine art of teaching.  

This qualification, regulated by Ofqual, delves into the hands-on aspects of conducting canine behaviour consultations, collaborating with both dogs and their owners. It also covers the primary factors influencing behaviour and the strategies for effectively managing canine aggression. During your studies, you will engage in six days of practical learning, acquiring the necessary skills to thrive in the role of a Canine Behaviour Practitioner. 

This Foundation Degree level qualification is a game-changer for those aspiring to work with clients and their canine companions. We advise completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Canine Welfare, Training and Behaviour before enrolment on this Level 5 qualification. 

Continue your career path with the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management to become a fully fledged Canine Behaviourist! 

Getting Started 

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Therefore, it meets the Animal Activity Licensing requirements needed for Canine Behaviour Practitioners. 

It has been designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of canine welfare, behaviour and training. Which can help you improve your job prospects in related roles and allow you to progress onto further study. 

This course is provided completely online, allowing you to learn around your existing job or family commitments. You will be assigned a personal tutor once you enrol, who will support and assist your achievement. Whether you need help with assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement. 

What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables. Enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you. 

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can get started from the moment you enrol. Start getting the skills you need to understand and manage canine behaviour today!  

Modules

This Level 5 Diploma qualification consists of 10 units. 

Unit 1: Essential Requirements for Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the requirements for canines, both physically and mentally 

  • Be able to understand the requirements for canines that are rescued and how these differ from canines who haven’t been rescued 

  • Be able to understand the purpose of physical human interaction with canines and the impact this has 

  • Be able to understand the significance of canines interacting with other canines to improve their behavioural needs and development 

Unit 2: Understanding Canines with Aggression 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to identify canines who are aggressive 

  • Be able to identify the need for educating canines with aggression 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of a teacher and owner in educating aggressive behaviour in canines 

Unit 3: Evaluating Behaviour in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply necessary skills for gathering statistics on behaviour management 

  • Be able to understand the process of putting into action the statistics of behaviour management 

  • Be able to understand the application of practical examinations for canines 

  • Be able to understand the process of developing a teaching and learning area for canines 

Unit 4: Behaviour Adaptations in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the importance of creating a behavioural plan when looking to change the behaviour in canines 

  • Be able to understand the approach to ideologies in behavioural situations 

  • Be able to understand different techniques for managing aggression within a canine 

  • Be able to create and enforce a behavioural plan for canines 

Unit 5: Understanding Environmental Impacts on Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the social and physical wellbeing of canines that can be impacted by environmental change 

  • Be able to understand the different responsibilities and approaches when training a canine 

  • Be able to understand impulsive and mastered knowledge by canines in behaviour management 

  • Be able to identify the impact behind aggression when linked to medical conditions 

  • Be able to understand exterior indications on acknowledging canine behaviour 

Unit 6: Nurturing Growth and Potential in Canine Development 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the essentials for optimising growth and nurturing in canines 

  • Be able to identify the root of Canis Familiaris 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of domestic canines teaching and behaviour 

  • Be able to understand the significance of ethology and behaviour in canines 

Unit 7: Advanced Canine Training 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to acknowledge a canine’s emotions whilst recognising and minimising tension and apprehension 

  • Be able to acknowledge possible stride issues by evaluating movement in a canine 

  • Be able to develop an encouraging relationship with a single canine 

  • Be able to constrain a canine by using a lead and harness 

  • Be able to identify the accurate technique for teaching a solo canine 

  • Be able to display essential customer connection as a professional in canine behaviour 

Unit 8: Aggression in Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand common and abnormal aggressive behaviour in canines 

  • Be able to understand types of aggression in canines and the purpose of this in canine behaviour 

  • Be able to understand how to connect verbally during training a canine in behaviour 

  • Be able to understand the significance of soft mouth and rapid signs in behaviour teaching for canines 

  • Be able to identify the concerns linked with humans showing aggression towards canines 

Unit 9: Multiple Canine Control 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand how to control numerous canines 

  • Be able to understand how to identify concerning behaviour in homes with more than one canine 

Unit 10: Responsibilities of Working Canines 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of working canines 

  • Be able to understand the concerns linked to a working canine’s wellbeing 

Entry Requirements

Learners must have completed a recognised qualification at Level 3 or above in canine well-being, teaching or behaviour or have at least 5 years experience in the area of canine well-being, teaching or behaviour. All learners must be a minimum age of 18. 

Minimum Age Restriction 

18 

Average Completion Timeframe 

You have 24 months to complete your course. 

Certification Timeframe 

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment. 

Course Fees 

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered. 

Excellent Marking

Assessment

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

There will be no exams to sit. Instead, your work will be assessed by your personal tutor through a combination of essays, long and short answer questions and research projects. 

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

SEG - Skills and Education Group Awards 

Upon completion of this course and, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment, you will gain a Level 5 Diploma for Canine Behaviour Practitioners - Qualification Number: 610/3511/7. 

Skills and Education Group Awards (SEG) continually invest in high quality qualifications, assessments and services for chosen sectors. As a UK leading sector specialist, SEG continues to support employers and skills providers to enable individuals to achieve the skills and knowledge needed to raise professional standards across all sectors. 

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

This Ofqual regulated qualification forms part of the career path in the dog behaviour field and is essential for those wanting to work as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner. 

Successful completion of this Level 5 qualification allows students to progress into employment within the animal care sector. It also guarantees their acceptance onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management, which is a required step before working as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.  

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