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Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition (RQF)

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Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain a recognised qualification in Canine Nutrition
  • Gain knowledge on how canine health and behaviour are affected by diet
  • Learn about the legislation surrounding canine nutrition and canine food production
  • Achieve a Level 3 Certificate qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

This Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition will provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding of canine nutrition to pursue a rewarding career within the canine health and diet sector.

During this Ofqual regulated qualification, you will gain knowledge and understanding of canine nutrition, feeding regimes and the impact that diet has on canine health and behaviour.

Whether you already work in the industry and would like to progress in your role, or, you care for or work with dogs and would like to learn more about canine nutrition – then this qualification is just for you.

At the end of this qualification, you will be able to demonstrate to employers and clients that you have the necessary knowledge and understanding to work within the pet food, canine health, and welfare industries to a professional standard.

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.

Whilst studying the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you’ll gain essential skills and knowledge regarding canine nutrition and health, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling career.

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.

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

Modules

Unit 1: Canine Nutrition and Feeding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different canine diets within the canine nutrition industry
  • Understand canine nutrition and digestion
  • Understand the concept of feeding BARF
  • Understand home cooked diets for canines

Unit 2: Canine Nutritional Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional requirements of puppies
  • Understand the nutritional requirements during pregnancy and lactation
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of senior and geriatric dogs
  • Understand the nutritional requirements during illness, injury, and recovery
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of working and sporting dogs
  • Know how to calculate energy requirements for dogs

Unit 3: The Effect of Diet on Canine Health and Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how body condition is affected by diet
  • Understand how coat condition is affected by diet
  • Understand how behaviour is affected by diet
  • Know the legislation surrounding canine nutrition and canine food production

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, except for a minimum age of 16.

The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for one year and you can complete the qualification at your own pace. 

To successfully gain the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you must achieve 16 credits. You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified 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.

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/1312/2).

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.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you may choose to seek employment with pet food manufacturers, pet shops, veterinary practices or animal charities.

Once you have some experience in the canine nutrition sector, you may decide to become a specialist consultant or self-employed as a canine nutritionist.

Alternatively, you may choose to complement your qualification with further study. We have plenty of other animal-related courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects. 

Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain a recognised qualification in Canine Nutrition
  • Gain knowledge on how canine health and behaviour are affected by diet
  • Learn about the legislation surrounding canine nutrition and canine food production
  • Achieve a Level 3 Certificate qualification
  • Start and study at any time

About your Qualification

This Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition will provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding of canine nutrition to pursue a rewarding career within the canine health and diet sector.

During this Ofqual regulated qualification, you will gain knowledge and understanding of canine nutrition, feeding regimes and the impact that diet has on canine health and behaviour.

Whether you already work in the industry and would like to progress in your role, or, you care for or work with dogs and would like to learn more about canine nutrition – then this qualification is just for you.

At the end of this qualification, you will be able to demonstrate to employers and clients that you have the necessary knowledge and understanding to work within the pet food, canine health, and welfare industries to a professional standard.

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.

Whilst studying the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you’ll gain essential skills and knowledge regarding canine nutrition and health, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling career.

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: Canine Nutrition and Feeding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different canine diets within the canine nutrition industry
  • Understand canine nutrition and digestion
  • Understand the concept of feeding BARF
  • Understand home cooked diets for canines

Unit 2: Canine Nutritional Needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional requirements of puppies
  • Understand the nutritional requirements during pregnancy and lactation
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of senior and geriatric dogs
  • Understand the nutritional requirements during illness, injury, and recovery
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of working and sporting dogs
  • Know how to calculate energy requirements for dogs

Unit 3: The Effect of Diet on Canine Health and Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how body condition is affected by diet
  • Understand how coat condition is affected by diet
  • Understand how behaviour is affected by diet
  • Know the legislation surrounding canine nutrition and canine food production

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, except for a minimum age of 16.

The qualification will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for one year and you can complete the qualification at your own pace. 

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you must achieve 16 credits. You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified 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

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification Number: 610/1312/2).

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.

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition, you may choose to seek employment with pet food manufacturers, pet shops, veterinary practices or animal charities.

Once you have some experience in the canine nutrition sector, you may decide to become a specialist consultant or self-employed as a canine nutritionist.

Alternatively, you may choose to complement your qualification with further study. We have plenty of other animal-related courses and qualifications for you to progress onto and further your career prospects. 

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

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