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Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare (RQF)

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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
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Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about the causes of feline diseases
  • Develop an understanding of feline welfare
  • Study feline communication and psychological factors
  • Learn core skills to work with felines in a professional setting
  • Gain your qualification within weeks
  • Study online around your existing commitments

About your Course

This level 3 award in feline care, behaviour and welfare will provide you with the essential knowledge required to work safely with felines in a professional setting such as a cattery.

You will learn about common feline diseases, feline welfare and how to provide an environment enriching to felines.

The course also provides the opportunity to study feline psychology and behaviour, allowing you to spot external factors that could be impacting on behaviour, including how to manage stress and aggression. You will also explore the bond between humans and felines and how that can impact on behaviour.

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to work with cats in a feline care or cattery setting. It will provide you with a core understanding for you to gain employment as well as open up opportunities for further study.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This feline care, behaviour and welfare award level 3, 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.

This level 3 award will help you start a career caring for cats in a professional setting and give you the opportunity to gain further qualifications to help your progress.

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 3 award consists of two units:

Unit 1: Health and Welfare of Felines in Catteries

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes of feline diseases
  • Understand feline welfare in catteries
  • Know how to provide environmental enrichment in feline care
  • Understand the effective administration of medications to felines

Unit 2: Psychology and Behaviour of Felines

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand communication behaviour in felines
  • Know the learning theory that is used in feline training
  • Understand psychological factors that contribute to feline behaviour
  • Understand physiological factors that contribute to feline behaviour
  • Understand the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour

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 required to create and submit a portfolio of evidence to earn your qualification.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon completion of this course, you will gain a Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare.

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 qualification has been developed to provide learners with knowledge of felines in boarding facilities. This Award meets the licensing requirements for The Animal Welfare (Licensing Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Learners will gain knowledge on the care of felines in catteries and feline behaviour and psychology.

This qualification can be used to enable learners to gain the knowledge to obtain employment in boarding facilities. It will also enable progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare, and onto higher levels of animal-related study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to some pets, cats are relatively independent. They groom themselves, require less space, and don't need constant walks. However, they still need daily feeding, clean litter boxes, playtime, and vet checkups. Their happiness thrives on mental stimulation and attention, so scratching posts, toys, and cuddles are important. Overall, cats can be a good fit for busy lifestyles, but they still require a commitment to their physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re thinking of getting a cat, this course will help you understand all their needs and set you up to be an excellent pet parent.
Feline welfare focuses on ensuring cats have a good quality of life by meeting their five basic needs: a safe and comfortable environment, a species-appropriate diet, the ability to express natural behaviours like scratching and climbing, opportunities for positive social interaction or solitude as preferred, and protection from pain, suffering, injury, and disease.
Understanding cat behaviour is key to building a strong relationship with your feline friend. By deciphering their body language and vocalisations, you can identify their emotions and provide what they need. This can prevent unnecessary stress, address potential health issues signalled by behavioural changes, and ultimately create a happier and more secure cat.
The UK offers a variety of cat-related careers. You could directly care for felines as a cattery worker, groomer, or cat sitter. Alternatively, consider veterinary fields specialising in feline health, feline behaviour consultation to address problem behaviours, or even work with cat welfare organisations like Cats Protection, helping rehome cats and advocating for their wellbeing.
This course offers a wealth of knowledge for both cat owners and aspiring cat career paths. Whether you want to be the best cat parent or pursue a feline-focused profession, this course covers essential areas like feline health, creating a stimulating home environment, and understanding cat behaviour. This knowledge empowers you to care for your own cat's wellbeing and provides a strong foundation for various cat-related careers, from veterinary fields to cat behaviour consultations.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 30th April

Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about the causes of feline diseases
  • Develop an understanding of feline welfare
  • Study feline communication and psychological factors
  • Learn core skills to work with felines in a professional setting
  • Gain your qualification within weeks
  • Study online around your existing commitments

About your Course

This level 3 award in feline care, behaviour and welfare will provide you with the essential knowledge required to work safely with felines in a professional setting such as a cattery.

You will learn about common feline diseases, feline welfare and how to provide an environment enriching to felines.

The course also provides the opportunity to study feline psychology and behaviour, allowing you to spot external factors that could be impacting on behaviour, including how to manage stress and aggression. You will also explore the bond between humans and felines and how that can impact on behaviour.

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to work with cats in a feline care or cattery setting. It will provide you with a core understanding for you to gain employment as well as open up opportunities for further study.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. This feline care, behaviour and welfare award level 3, 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.

This level 3 award will help you start a career caring for cats in a professional setting and give you the opportunity to gain further qualifications to help your progress.

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 3 award consists of two units:

Unit 1: Health and Welfare of Felines in Catteries

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes of feline diseases
  • Understand feline welfare in catteries
  • Know how to provide environmental enrichment in feline care
  • Understand the effective administration of medications to felines

Unit 2: Psychology and Behaviour of Felines

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand communication behaviour in felines
  • Know the learning theory that is used in feline training
  • Understand psychological factors that contribute to feline behaviour
  • Understand physiological factors that contribute to feline behaviour
  • Understand the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour

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.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

You will be required to create and submit a portfolio of evidence to earn your qualification.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon completion of this course, you will gain a Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare.

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 qualification has been developed to provide learners with knowledge of felines in boarding facilities. This Award meets the licensing requirements for The Animal Welfare (Licensing Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Learners will gain knowledge on the care of felines in catteries and feline behaviour and psychology.

This qualification can be used to enable learners to gain the knowledge to obtain employment in boarding facilities. It will also enable progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare, and onto higher levels of animal-related study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to some pets, cats are relatively independent. They groom themselves, require less space, and don't need constant walks. However, they still need daily feeding, clean litter boxes, playtime, and vet checkups. Their happiness thrives on mental stimulation and attention, so scratching posts, toys, and cuddles are important. Overall, cats can be a good fit for busy lifestyles, but they still require a commitment to their physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re thinking of getting a cat, this course will help you understand all their needs and set you up to be an excellent pet parent.
Feline welfare focuses on ensuring cats have a good quality of life by meeting their five basic needs: a safe and comfortable environment, a species-appropriate diet, the ability to express natural behaviours like scratching and climbing, opportunities for positive social interaction or solitude as preferred, and protection from pain, suffering, injury, and disease.
Understanding cat behaviour is key to building a strong relationship with your feline friend. By deciphering their body language and vocalisations, you can identify their emotions and provide what they need. This can prevent unnecessary stress, address potential health issues signalled by behavioural changes, and ultimately create a happier and more secure cat.
The UK offers a variety of cat-related careers. You could directly care for felines as a cattery worker, groomer, or cat sitter. Alternatively, consider veterinary fields specialising in feline health, feline behaviour consultation to address problem behaviours, or even work with cat welfare organisations like Cats Protection, helping rehome cats and advocating for their wellbeing.
This course offers a wealth of knowledge for both cat owners and aspiring cat career paths. Whether you want to be the best cat parent or pursue a feline-focused profession, this course covers essential areas like feline health, creating a stimulating home environment, and understanding cat behaviour. This knowledge empowers you to care for your own cat's wellbeing and provides a strong foundation for various cat-related careers, from veterinary fields to cat behaviour consultations.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
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