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Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation (RQF)

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Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn all about how to safely transport companion animals
  • Understand the relevant legislation relating to transporting companion animals
  • 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 Companion Animal Transportation examines companion animal transportation and the needs of animals during transport. The qualification covers humane restraint and handling techniques for a variety of companion animals.

The qualification also looks at ways of reducing stress in companion animals during transportation and how to appropriately handle and transport companion animals in distress. The qualification covers the relevant legislation relating to the transportation of companion animals.

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: Practicalities of Transporting Companion Animals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to reduce stress during companion animal transportation
  • Understand the procedures for humane restraint and handling during companion animal transportation
  • Understand the responsibilities involved with transporting companion animals
  • Know appropriate handling methods for companion animals in fear, pain and distress
  • Know appropriate transport methods for animals in fear, pain and distress

Unit 2: Meeting Animal Needs During Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the driver when transporting companion animals on long and short journeys
  • Understand the needs of animals during transportation
  • Know the legal requirements of transporting animals

Entry Requirements

You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, however, you will need to be aged 16 or above to enrol.

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.

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.

SEG Awards

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Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation, an Ofqual-regulated qualification.

This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

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.

Many careers within the animal sector involve the need to transport animals. If you are currently working or volunteering with companion animals and you’d like to expand your skillset to include transportation then this Award qualification is suitable for you. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure animal welfare during transport, the UK has regulations requiring anyone transporting animals to prioritise the animal's needs. This means planning for minimal travel time, suitable carriers or vehicles, and proper handling by trained individuals. If you're interested in a career in this field, you'll want to learn about these regulations and best practices for animal care during transport. This online Companion Animal Transportation Level 3 Award is an ideal way to build your knowledge for this career.
Besides a driving licence, transporting pets as a career requires a UK government-issued "Transporter Authorisation." There are two types: Type 1 for journeys under 8 hours and Type 2 for longer trips. Both involve training in animal welfare during transport to ensure you can prioritise your pet passengers' comfort and safety. Consider getting a certificate like this Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation to gain in-depth knowledge of animal welfare regulations and proper transport practices.
Companion animal transport can be a fulfilling career for animal lovers. You'll play a vital role in reuniting pets with new families, assisting with vet visits, or even managing overseas pet relocation, all while ensuring their comfort and safety. It offers a unique blend of animal care, responsibility, and the satisfaction of knowing you're making a positive impact on both pets and their owners.
While typical taxi driver salaries in the UK range from £20,000 to £30,000, pet taxi drivers can potentially earn more by specialising in companion animal transport. This allows them to charge premium rates for the additional care and expertise involved. They can further maximise their income by offering services like extended pet sitting during transport or coordinating pet-friendly overnight stays on long journeys.
Yes, you can! Our online Companion Animal Transportation Level 3 Award will help you prepare for a pet transport career from the comfort of home.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn all about how to safely transport companion animals
  • Understand the relevant legislation relating to transporting companion animals
  • 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 Companion Animal Transportation examines companion animal transportation and the needs of animals during transport. The qualification covers humane restraint and handling techniques for a variety of companion animals.

The qualification also looks at ways of reducing stress in companion animals during transportation and how to appropriately handle and transport companion animals in distress. The qualification covers the relevant legislation relating to the transportation of companion animals.

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: Practicalities of Transporting Companion Animals

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to reduce stress during companion animal transportation
  • Understand the procedures for humane restraint and handling during companion animal transportation
  • Understand the responsibilities involved with transporting companion animals
  • Know appropriate handling methods for companion animals in fear, pain and distress
  • Know appropriate transport methods for animals in fear, pain and distress

Unit 2: Meeting Animal Needs During Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the driver when transporting companion animals on long and short journeys
  • Understand the needs of animals during transportation
  • Know the legal requirements of transporting animals

Entry Requirements

You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, however, you will need to be aged 16 or above to enrol.

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.

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Assessment

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

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation, an Ofqual-regulated qualification.

This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) in England and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

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.

Many careers within the animal sector involve the need to transport animals. If you are currently working or volunteering with companion animals and you’d like to expand your skillset to include transportation then this Award qualification is suitable for you. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure animal welfare during transport, the UK has regulations requiring anyone transporting animals to prioritise the animal's needs. This means planning for minimal travel time, suitable carriers or vehicles, and proper handling by trained individuals. If you're interested in a career in this field, you'll want to learn about these regulations and best practices for animal care during transport. This online Companion Animal Transportation Level 3 Award is an ideal way to build your knowledge for this career.
Besides a driving licence, transporting pets as a career requires a UK government-issued "Transporter Authorisation." There are two types: Type 1 for journeys under 8 hours and Type 2 for longer trips. Both involve training in animal welfare during transport to ensure you can prioritise your pet passengers' comfort and safety. Consider getting a certificate like this Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation to gain in-depth knowledge of animal welfare regulations and proper transport practices.
Companion animal transport can be a fulfilling career for animal lovers. You'll play a vital role in reuniting pets with new families, assisting with vet visits, or even managing overseas pet relocation, all while ensuring their comfort and safety. It offers a unique blend of animal care, responsibility, and the satisfaction of knowing you're making a positive impact on both pets and their owners.
While typical taxi driver salaries in the UK range from £20,000 to £30,000, pet taxi drivers can potentially earn more by specialising in companion animal transport. This allows them to charge premium rates for the additional care and expertise involved. They can further maximise their income by offering services like extended pet sitting during transport or coordinating pet-friendly overnight stays on long journeys.
Yes, you can! Our online Companion Animal Transportation Level 3 Award will help you prepare for a pet transport career from the comfort of home.
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