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Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare (RQF)

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Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare (RQF)

Key Points

  • Understand common behavioural issues in canines 
  • Develop the skills to support canine welfare and health 
  • Gain essential skills for a career in canine care 
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification 
  • Achieve the Animal Activity Licensing Higher Standard requirements 
  • Complete your course online in a matter of weeks

About Your Course 

Choose the Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare for an introduction to the responsible care of dogs within a professional canine care environment. This qualification equips you with the skills to interpret canine body language, identify signs of stress, and address common behavioural issues. Ideal for those aspiring to work in kennels, dog day care facilities, or home boarding services, this course ensures you gain the expertise necessary to start a successful career in canine care. 

You will gain knowledge essential for the proper care of dogs under your supervision in different settings, promoting their fitness and well-being through effective disease prevention and diet management. Recognising signs of stress and aggression, you will learn to take proactive measures to safeguard the emotional welfare of the animals in your care.

Getting Started 

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare 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) Higher Standard requirements. 

It has been designed to provide you with essential knowledge about canine welfare and care. 

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

This Level 3 Award qualification consists of two units. 

Unit 1: Care of Canines in Settings 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand care of canines in different settings 
  • Understand diseases affecting canines in different settings 
  • Know the risks of working with canines 
  • Understand canine environmental enrichment 

Unit 2: Canine Behaviour 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand canine body language 
  • Understand aggression, fear and stress in canines 
  • Know the escalation of aggression in canines 
  • Understand canine behaviour issues 

Entry Requirements

You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, however, you will need to be aged 16 or above to enrol and have working knowledge of at least Level 2. 

Minimum Age Restriction 

16 

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. 

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

SEG Awards

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SEG - Skills and Education Group Awards 

Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare - Qualification Number: 610/3404/6. 

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.

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

The two units in this award qualification also feature in the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare and these do not need to be repeated if progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying canine care and welfare equips you to give dogs the life they deserve, from understanding their nutritional and exercise needs to recognising signs of illness and preventing behavioural problems. This knowledge not only strengthens the bond between you and your furry friend, but also contributes to the overall wellbeing of countless canines.
You can significantly improve dog welfare by becoming a responsible owner: provide proper nutrition, exercise, and mental stimulation, prioritise regular veterinary care, and ensure a safe and loving environment. Additionally, consider supporting shelters, advocating for responsible breeding practices, fostering or adopting a dog in need, or explore rewarding careers in veterinary medicine, training, or shelter work.
Absolutely! If you have a passion for dogs and want to make a positive impact, canine care and welfare offers a fulfilling career path. With various roles available, from dog walking and training to veterinary medicine and rescue work, you can find a perfect fit. You'll gain valuable knowledge, build connections with pups, and contribute to their happy and healthy lives.
The UK's love for dogs translates to a strong demand for canine care and welfare professionals. Busy lifestyles and growing numbers of pets in urban areas fuel the need for dog walkers, trainers, and behaviourists. Animal shelters and charities also constantly seek veterinary technicians, dog wardens, and rescue centre staff. So, if you're passionate about dogs, a rewarding career awaits.
Yes, you can! Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare is a fully online course that can be studied from home.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
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Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare (RQF)

Key Points

  • Understand common behavioural issues in canines 
  • Develop the skills to support canine welfare and health 
  • Gain essential skills for a career in canine care 
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification 
  • Achieve the Animal Activity Licensing Higher Standard requirements 
  • Complete your course online in a matter of weeks

About Your Course 

Choose the Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare for an introduction to the responsible care of dogs within a professional canine care environment. This qualification equips you with the skills to interpret canine body language, identify signs of stress, and address common behavioural issues. Ideal for those aspiring to work in kennels, dog day care facilities, or home boarding services, this course ensures you gain the expertise necessary to start a successful career in canine care. 

You will gain knowledge essential for the proper care of dogs under your supervision in different settings, promoting their fitness and well-being through effective disease prevention and diet management. Recognising signs of stress and aggression, you will learn to take proactive measures to safeguard the emotional welfare of the animals in your care.

Getting Started 

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare 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) Higher Standard requirements. 

It has been designed to provide you with essential knowledge about canine welfare and care. 

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

This Level 3 Award qualification consists of two units. 

Unit 1: Care of Canines in Settings 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand care of canines in different settings 
  • Understand diseases affecting canines in different settings 
  • Know the risks of working with canines 
  • Understand canine environmental enrichment 

Unit 2: Canine Behaviour 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand canine body language 
  • Understand aggression, fear and stress in canines 
  • Know the escalation of aggression in canines 
  • Understand canine behaviour issues 

Entry Requirements

You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, however, you will need to be aged 16 or above to enrol and have working knowledge of at least Level 2. 

Minimum Age Restriction 

16 

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

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

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

SEG - Skills and Education Group Awards 

Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare - Qualification Number: 610/3404/6. 

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.

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

The two units in this award qualification also feature in the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare and these do not need to be repeated if progressing onto the Level 3 Diploma. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying canine care and welfare equips you to give dogs the life they deserve, from understanding their nutritional and exercise needs to recognising signs of illness and preventing behavioural problems. This knowledge not only strengthens the bond between you and your furry friend, but also contributes to the overall wellbeing of countless canines.
You can significantly improve dog welfare by becoming a responsible owner: provide proper nutrition, exercise, and mental stimulation, prioritise regular veterinary care, and ensure a safe and loving environment. Additionally, consider supporting shelters, advocating for responsible breeding practices, fostering or adopting a dog in need, or explore rewarding careers in veterinary medicine, training, or shelter work.
Absolutely! If you have a passion for dogs and want to make a positive impact, canine care and welfare offers a fulfilling career path. With various roles available, from dog walking and training to veterinary medicine and rescue work, you can find a perfect fit. You'll gain valuable knowledge, build connections with pups, and contribute to their happy and healthy lives.
The UK's love for dogs translates to a strong demand for canine care and welfare professionals. Busy lifestyles and growing numbers of pets in urban areas fuel the need for dog walkers, trainers, and behaviourists. Animal shelters and charities also constantly seek veterinary technicians, dog wardens, and rescue centre staff. So, if you're passionate about dogs, a rewarding career awaits.
Yes, you can! Level 3 Award in Canine Care and Welfare is a fully online course that can be studied from home.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
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2 units
100 guided
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