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Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats (RQF)

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Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats (RQF)

Key points

  • Learn all about big cat species and current conservation efforts
  • Explore how to improve the health and welfare of captive big cats
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

Over the course of two units, this online Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats looks at the diversity of carnivores found worldwide. You will have the chance to study the evolution, biology and the natural behaviours displayed by big cats including their diets and nutrition.

During the qualification, you will have the opportunity to explore the principles of captive carnivore care in relation to their health and welfare; along with a look at how conservation efforts are helping to protect the magnificent big cat species.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: The Diversity of Carnivores: Big Cats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the evolutionary process of carnivores
  • Understand the biology of carnivores
  • Understand natural carnivore behaviour
  • Understand the diversity of carnivores in the animal kingdom

Unit 2: The Principles of Carnivore Care and Conservation: Big Cats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of how to care for carnivores
  • Know how to improve captive carnivore health
  • Know how to improve captive carnivore welfare
  • Understand the principles of carnivore conservation

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

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 have access to the course for 24 months.

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats, students must achieve 10 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 603/7701/X).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

Careers

If you are currently working or volunteering with big cats and you’d like to top up your knowledge base then this Award qualification is suitable for you. Alternatively, if you’re simply interested in learning more about big cats and their care then this qualification will introduce you to these amazing creatures!

Once you have completed this qualification, we have plenty of other wildlife courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying big cats is crucial for their conservation. By understanding their biology, behaviour, and ecological role, we can develop strategies to protect them from threats like habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans. This not only preserves these magnificent creatures but also ensures healthy ecosystems that benefit us all.
The world of big cat careers is diverse! From hands-on roles like zookeeper or wildlife vet assistant providing daily care, to research-focused zoologists studying their behaviour, conservationists working to protect them in the wild, or photographers capturing their beauty, there's a path for nearly everyone interested in these fascinating creatures.
While qualifications vary depending on the specific role, most big cat jobs in the UK benefit from a foundation in animal care or zoology. This could be through a university degree, college diploma, or relevant courses like our online Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats course. Volunteering with reputable big cat sanctuaries or zoos is also an excellent way to gain experience and knowledge before diving into a big cat career.
Having a passion for big cats is a great start! The UK offers volunteering opportunities at sanctuaries like The Big Cat Sanctuary, which combine practical experience with learning. Consider animal care or zoology qualifications through universities, colleges, or specialised courses like those we offer online in big cat studies and conservation. You can also network with conservation organisations and attend relevant events to build knowledge and connections. Remember, volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience and showcase your dedication to big cat conservation.
Yes, you can! Our Carnivore Studies: Big Cats Level 3 Award is a fully online course so can be completed in your own time at 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.”

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Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats (RQF)

Key points

  • Learn all about big cat species and current conservation efforts
  • Explore how to improve the health and welfare of captive big cats
  • Achieve a Level 3 Award qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

Over the course of two units, this online Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats looks at the diversity of carnivores found worldwide. You will have the chance to study the evolution, biology and the natural behaviours displayed by big cats including their diets and nutrition.

During the qualification, you will have the opportunity to explore the principles of captive carnivore care in relation to their health and welfare; along with a look at how conservation efforts are helping to protect the magnificent big cat species.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Unit 1: The Diversity of Carnivores: Big Cats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the evolutionary process of carnivores
  • Understand the biology of carnivores
  • Understand natural carnivore behaviour
  • Understand the diversity of carnivores in the animal kingdom

Unit 2: The Principles of Carnivore Care and Conservation: Big Cats

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of how to care for carnivores
  • Know how to improve captive carnivore health
  • Know how to improve captive carnivore welfare
  • Understand the principles of carnivore conservation

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

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 have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats, students must achieve 10 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 603/7701/X).

Gatehouse Awards (GA) qualifications are designed to give candidates the skills to be active in the modern labour market and progress in their career and/or into higher level study. This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

Careers

If you are currently working or volunteering with big cats and you’d like to top up your knowledge base then this Award qualification is suitable for you. Alternatively, if you’re simply interested in learning more about big cats and their care then this qualification will introduce you to these amazing creatures!

Once you have completed this qualification, we have plenty of other wildlife courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying big cats is crucial for their conservation. By understanding their biology, behaviour, and ecological role, we can develop strategies to protect them from threats like habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans. This not only preserves these magnificent creatures but also ensures healthy ecosystems that benefit us all.
The world of big cat careers is diverse! From hands-on roles like zookeeper or wildlife vet assistant providing daily care, to research-focused zoologists studying their behaviour, conservationists working to protect them in the wild, or photographers capturing their beauty, there's a path for nearly everyone interested in these fascinating creatures.
While qualifications vary depending on the specific role, most big cat jobs in the UK benefit from a foundation in animal care or zoology. This could be through a university degree, college diploma, or relevant courses like our online Level 3 Award in Carnivore Studies: Big Cats course. Volunteering with reputable big cat sanctuaries or zoos is also an excellent way to gain experience and knowledge before diving into a big cat career.
Having a passion for big cats is a great start! The UK offers volunteering opportunities at sanctuaries like The Big Cat Sanctuary, which combine practical experience with learning. Consider animal care or zoology qualifications through universities, colleges, or specialised courses like those we offer online in big cat studies and conservation. You can also network with conservation organisations and attend relevant events to build knowledge and connections. Remember, volunteering is a fantastic way to gain experience and showcase your dedication to big cat conservation.
Yes, you can! Our Carnivore Studies: Big Cats Level 3 Award is a fully online course so can be completed in your own time at 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.”

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