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Small Animal Care and Welfare Level 3 Award (RQF)

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Small Animal Care and Welfare Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to look after small animals
  • Learn how to identify injury and illnesses
  • Develop awareness of animal behaviour
  • Complete the qualification within months
  • RQF Accredited Qualification
  • Learn around current work and family commitments
  • Provides 8 UCAS Tariff Points

Overview

The Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare is designed to combine your interest in animals with an understanding of animal health and welfare.

You’ll learn how to care for a range of small, domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, hamsters and more. This will include the fundamentals of treating wounds and injuries, identifying stings and insect bites and other problems.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop key skills to help identify animal behaviours and assess their needs. You will also learn about animal welfare legislation and codes of practice to ensure you deliver the best care. 

The course allows you to understand the best practices for animal care, whether you want to start a career in animal care, or simply want to take better care of your pets

Once you have completed your qualification you’ll be able to apply for job roles within the animal care sector. 

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

Getting Started

At learndirect, you’re able to progress with your learning without impacting on your current schedule. Online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

You can plan your learning around your existing commitments, easing the stress of juggling work, home life and study.

What’s more, the course material is all online, so you can start studying from the moment you have enrolled. You can log in to the student portal at a time that suits you best. 

Throughout the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the core elements of small animal care. As well as gain the expertise to seek out employment within the animal care sector.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Modules

The course consists of 2 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Animal First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the requirements of animal first aid, who can administer first aid and why first aid is important
  • Be able to dress and treat wounds
  • Know how to give the necessary treatment to an animal that is choking
  • Know how to treat an animal for stings and poisoning
  • Understand the signs of hyperthermia and actions to take

Unit 2: Small Animal Welfare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand animal welfare concerning small animals
  • Understand legislation and codes of practice related to animal welfare
  • Know how to care for animals and deal with animal behaviour
  • Know ways to monitor animal health in small animals

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a desire to learn and a passion for animal care and welfare. However, previous experience or qualifications aren’t necessary.

Although, you will need a stable internet connection and a laptop so you’re able to progress with your online course. 

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions through your learning platform.

When studying your Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit, you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare (603/2920/8).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment in a range of animal care careers. Whether you want to work in the pet care sector or animal charities. 

You’ll have an accredited qualification to combine with your love for animals. Should you choose to study further you’ll have developed a solid foundation in animal care to build on at university and beyond. 

Small Animal Care and Welfare Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to look after small animals
  • Learn how to identify injury and illnesses
  • Develop awareness of animal behaviour
  • Complete the qualification within months
  • RQF Accredited Qualification
  • Learn around current work and family commitments
  • Provides 8 UCAS Tariff Points

Overview

The Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare is designed to combine your interest in animals with an understanding of animal health and welfare.

You’ll learn how to care for a range of small, domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, hamsters and more. This will include the fundamentals of treating wounds and injuries, identifying stings and insect bites and other problems.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop key skills to help identify animal behaviours and assess their needs. You will also learn about animal welfare legislation and codes of practice to ensure you deliver the best care. 

The course allows you to understand the best practices for animal care, whether you want to start a career in animal care, or simply want to take better care of your pets

Once you have completed your qualification you’ll be able to apply for job roles within the animal care sector. 

UCAS Status

Learners looking to go to university or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider after completing one of our Level 3 animal courses will benefit from UCAS Points.

All our Level 3 animal qualifications are allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 to 48 points. These are used to meet entry requirements for higher education establishments. So, if you are keen to pursue the next stage of your career, this Level 3 course will help you achieve it.

UCAS Logo

Getting Started

At learndirect, you’re able to progress with your learning without impacting on your current schedule. Online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

You can plan your learning around your existing commitments, easing the stress of juggling work, home life and study.

What’s more, the course material is all online, so you can start studying from the moment you have enrolled. You can log in to the student portal at a time that suits you best. 

Throughout the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the core elements of small animal care. As well as gain the expertise to seek out employment within the animal care sector.

Modules

The course consists of 2 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Animal First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the requirements of animal first aid, who can administer first aid and why first aid is important
  • Be able to dress and treat wounds
  • Know how to give the necessary treatment to an animal that is choking
  • Know how to treat an animal for stings and poisoning
  • Understand the signs of hyperthermia and actions to take

Unit 2: Small Animal Welfare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand animal welfare concerning small animals
  • Understand legislation and codes of practice related to animal welfare
  • Know how to care for animals and deal with animal behaviour
  • Know ways to monitor animal health in small animals

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a desire to learn and a passion for animal care and welfare. However, previous experience or qualifications aren’t necessary.

Although, you will need a stable internet connection and a laptop so you’re able to progress with your online course. 

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions through your learning platform.

Assessment

When studying your Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit, you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

Once you have successfully completed all your assessments you will receive your final grade and receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

When are you assessed?

You’re in control of the pace and place of your learning. Therefore, you can decide when you’re ready to complete your assignment. 

Once you feel confident enough that you’ve grasped the concepts in the unit you’re able to upload your assignments. 

Qualifications

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare (603/2920/8).

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment in a range of animal care careers. Whether you want to work in the pet care sector or animal charities. 

You’ll have an accredited qualification to combine with your love for animals. Should you choose to study further you’ll have developed a solid foundation in animal care to build on at university and beyond. 

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

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