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Canine Care and Welfare Award (RQF) Level 2

Overview

Key Points

  • Learn the fundamentals of canine behaviour
  • Know how to prevent welfare and behaviour
  • Understand the basics of the human-canine relationship

 

  • Study towards a career in canine care
  • Earn your qualification in a matter of weeks
  • Learn online around your existing commitments

About your Course

Caring for canines in a kennel or day care setting is essential in maintaining the mental and physical health of the animal. As well as safeguarding the individual against accidental harm.

This course will provide you with the core skills you need to care for canines in a professional setting, including essential knowledge such as the responsibilities of the canine carer.

You will also learn how to identify canine behaviours, training techniques and how to spot behavioural or health issues to avoid distress or anxiety in the animals in your care.

This level 2 award in canine care and welfare can serve as your first step towards working in a kennel or canine day care service. It will also provide you with the fundamental knowledge to help you study at a higher level. Or focus your training towards kennel management or behavioural consulting.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This level 2 award in canine care and welfare level 2 is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). So you can be confident that the material is relevant and meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) basic standard requirements.

This course has been designed to equip you with the core skills to work safely with canines of all breeds in a kennelling, home or day care setting.

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. 

Modules

This level 2 award consists of two units.

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Behaviour and Training

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand normal canine behaviour
  • Know suitable routines to prevent welfare and behaviour issues
  • Understand how to provide canine enrichment
  • Understand appropriate canine training techniques
  • Understand the use of force-free training equipment

Unit 2: Introduction to Canine Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know about specific dog breeds and reasons for selecting specific breeds
  • Understand canine disease
  • Understand common canine health disorders
  • Know basic canine needs and carer responsibilities
  • Understand the basics of human and canine relationships

Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 or above and be working at Level 1 or above and be comfortable working with dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Total study time for this course is 56 hours.

Assessment

You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence, that you will need to submit in order to gain your qualification.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

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You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence, that you will need to submit in order to gain your qualification.

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

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding 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.

On successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare, learners may progress onto the Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare, or they may progress directly into employment or self-employment in the canine care sector.

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Key Points

  • Learn the fundamentals of canine behaviour
  • Know how to prevent welfare and behaviour
  • Understand the basics of the human-canine relationship

 

  • Study towards a career in canine care
  • Earn your qualification in a matter of weeks
  • Learn online around your existing commitments

About your Course

Caring for canines in a kennel or day care setting is essential in maintaining the mental and physical health of the animal. As well as safeguarding the individual against accidental harm.

This course will provide you with the core skills you need to care for canines in a professional setting, including essential knowledge such as the responsibilities of the canine carer.

You will also learn how to identify canine behaviours, training techniques and how to spot behavioural or health issues to avoid distress or anxiety in the animals in your care.

This level 2 award in canine care and welfare can serve as your first step towards working in a kennel or canine day care service. It will also provide you with the fundamental knowledge to help you study at a higher level. Or focus your training towards kennel management or behavioural consulting.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This level 2 award in canine care and welfare level 2 is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). So you can be confident that the material is relevant and meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) basic standard requirements.

This course has been designed to equip you with the core skills to work safely with canines of all breeds in a kennelling, home or day care setting.

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. 

This level 2 award consists of two units.

Unit 1: Introduction to Canine Behaviour and Training

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand normal canine behaviour
  • Know suitable routines to prevent welfare and behaviour issues
  • Understand how to provide canine enrichment
  • Understand appropriate canine training techniques
  • Understand the use of force-free training equipment

Unit 2: Introduction to Canine Health

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Know about specific dog breeds and reasons for selecting specific breeds
  • Understand canine disease
  • Understand common canine health disorders
  • Know basic canine needs and carer responsibilities
  • Understand the basics of human and canine relationships

Learners should be aged 16 or above and be working at Level 1 or above and be comfortable working with dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Total study time for this course is 56 hours.

You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence, that you will need to submit in order to gain your qualification.

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

You will be required to create a portfolio of evidence, that you will need to submit in order to gain your qualification.

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.

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding 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.

On successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare, learners may progress onto the Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare, or they may progress directly into employment or self-employment in the canine care sector.

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