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Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training (RQF)

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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%
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Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain an understanding of the Assistance Dog Sector, its origins and evolvement
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the everyday work of an assistance dog
  • Learn how to select, develop and train assistance dogs
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma Qualification
  • Complete this course within a year
  • Become a fully qualified Assistance Dog Trainer

About your Diploma

Over 7,000 people in the UK rely on assistance dogs to help them with practical tasks, provide emotional support and sustain their independence.

To their owners, these remarkable animals are more than just a pet, they’re a trusted companion and a lifeline to independent living.

So if you want a career that helps people and allows you to work with dogs, becoming an Assistance Dog Trainer is the ideal career path for you.

The role of an Assistance Dog Trainer is an extremely rewarding one. You will have the opportunity to train a variety of dog breeds to help people with physical disabilities, sight or hearing difficulties and individuals prone to seizures. By training Assistance Dogs, you will be helping those in need of additional support, to lead in independent lives.

You will be responsible for caring and training Assistance Dogs from puppies to prepare them for their role. This course will give you a wealth of knowledge, from canine body language and handling to health and nutrition.

You will learn how to motivate dogs in their training, how the human-animal bond develops and types of disabilities relevant to Assistance Dogs.

As an online course this Assistance Dog Training level 3 diploma, can be studied around your current job. Allowing you to qualify for your new career without affecting your existing commitments. Online learning allows you to study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, with no need to wait for term time to begin. You can start working towards your qualification as soon as you enrol.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Assistance Dog Training Level 3 Diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality course that delivers fundamental skills and knowledge required for Assistance Dog training.

It has been designed to teach learners how to assess and train dogs for Assistance Dog Training (ADT) work.

You can study around your existing job or family commitments, as this course is provided completely online and includes online lectures and webinars. 

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 train the Assistant Dogs of tomorrow.  

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. You can start working towards a life-changing career in Assistance Dog training today!  

Modules

Unit 1: Understanding Canine Body Language

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the body language of both dogs and humans involved in training.
  • Understand stress in canines.
  • Understand how to spot the signs of stress in canines.

Unit 2: Canine Health Care and Stress Reduction

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the care and welfare of dogs.
  • Understand health, handling, nutrition and the care of dogs in kennels.
  • Understand care routines, appropriate canine handling methods, canine enrichment, exercise and nutrition.
  • Understand how to reduce and manage stress for dogs in kennels and foster homes.

Unit 3: First Aid for Canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the objectives and rules of first aid.
  • Understand what should be included in a canine first aid kit.
  • Understand methods of improvising items such as; muzzles, stretchers and splints.
  • Understand how to carry or restrain injured animals.
  • Understand how to carry out health checks on dogs.

Unit 4: Understanding & Solving Common Behaviour Problems

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the common canine behaviour problems and how to solve them.
  • Understand research and development in dog behaviour and expected behaviours for breeds.

Unit 5: Canine Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the laws surrounding dogs and disability.
  • Understand the laws around disability and accessibility laws as well as custodianship as opposed to ownership in legal terms.

Unit 6: Disabilities Relevant to Assistance Dog Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different types of disabilities relevant to working as an Assistance Dog Trainer.
  • Understand how disability affects training and how to train for the individual.
  • Understand the human-animal bond.

Unit 7: Canine Behaviour and Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how dogs learn and how to motivate dogs to learn.
  • Understand adaptability, including multiple handlers and environmental changes,
  • Understand marker training, recall, natural dog behaviours, play styles, positive reinforcement and enrichment techniques.

Unit 8: Training and Management of Dog Fostering Volunteers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to manage volunteers as an integral part of the Assistance Dog Training process.
  • Understand how to train volunteers when fostering dogs.
  • Understand the client matching process.

Unit 9: Behaviour and Training of Puppies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the behaviour of puppies, including how to manage behaviour and training from a young age.
  • Understand how to rectify behaviour issues and how to habituate puppies to prevent problems.

Unit 10: Welfare Assessment of the Assistance Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to assess dogs’ support needs and how to interpret formal reports concerning clients and dogs.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above.

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.

When studying this Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based portfolio evidence. There will be tasks to complete throughout each module to ensure you have met the learning objectives within the units.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training.

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.

With this nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training, you will be able to achieve a long and rewarding career within the sector.

Once successfully completed, this course will enable you to progress into employment within the Assistance Dog Sector, including charity and voluntary work.

Once you have gained experience there may also be the opportunity to become an Assistance Dog Training Supervisor or Assistance Dog Training Manager.

You may also be able to use your skills to become self-employed and set up your own business, offering services such as dog obedience classes or private dog training.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training (RQF)

Key Points

  • Gain an understanding of the Assistance Dog Sector, its origins and evolvement
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the everyday work of an assistance dog
  • Learn how to select, develop and train assistance dogs
  • Achieve a Level 3 Diploma Qualification
  • Complete this course within a year
  • Become a fully qualified Assistance Dog Trainer

About your Diploma

Over 7,000 people in the UK rely on assistance dogs to help them with practical tasks, provide emotional support and sustain their independence.

To their owners, these remarkable animals are more than just a pet, they’re a trusted companion and a lifeline to independent living.

So if you want a career that helps people and allows you to work with dogs, becoming an Assistance Dog Trainer is the ideal career path for you.

The role of an Assistance Dog Trainer is an extremely rewarding one. You will have the opportunity to train a variety of dog breeds to help people with physical disabilities, sight or hearing difficulties and individuals prone to seizures. By training Assistance Dogs, you will be helping those in need of additional support, to lead in independent lives.

You will be responsible for caring and training Assistance Dogs from puppies to prepare them for their role. This course will give you a wealth of knowledge, from canine body language and handling to health and nutrition.

You will learn how to motivate dogs in their training, how the human-animal bond develops and types of disabilities relevant to Assistance Dogs.

As an online course this Assistance Dog Training level 3 diploma, can be studied around your current job. Allowing you to qualify for your new career without affecting your existing commitments. Online learning allows you to study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, with no need to wait for term time to begin. You can start working towards your qualification as soon as you enrol.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Assistance Dog Training Level 3 Diploma is recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This ensures students are taking a quality course that delivers fundamental skills and knowledge required for Assistance Dog training.

It has been designed to teach learners how to assess and train dogs for Assistance Dog Training (ADT) work.

You can study around your existing job or family commitments, as this course is provided completely online and includes online lectures and webinars. 

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 train the Assistant Dogs of tomorrow.  

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. You can start working towards a life-changing career in Assistance Dog training today!  

Modules

Unit 1: Understanding Canine Body Language

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the body language of both dogs and humans involved in training.
  • Understand stress in canines.
  • Understand how to spot the signs of stress in canines.

Unit 2: Canine Health Care and Stress Reduction

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the care and welfare of dogs.
  • Understand health, handling, nutrition and the care of dogs in kennels.
  • Understand care routines, appropriate canine handling methods, canine enrichment, exercise and nutrition.
  • Understand how to reduce and manage stress for dogs in kennels and foster homes.

Unit 3: First Aid for Canines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the objectives and rules of first aid.
  • Understand what should be included in a canine first aid kit.
  • Understand methods of improvising items such as; muzzles, stretchers and splints.
  • Understand how to carry or restrain injured animals.
  • Understand how to carry out health checks on dogs.

Unit 4: Understanding & Solving Common Behaviour Problems

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the common canine behaviour problems and how to solve them.
  • Understand research and development in dog behaviour and expected behaviours for breeds.

Unit 5: Canine Legislation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the laws surrounding dogs and disability.
  • Understand the laws around disability and accessibility laws as well as custodianship as opposed to ownership in legal terms.

Unit 6: Disabilities Relevant to Assistance Dog Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different types of disabilities relevant to working as an Assistance Dog Trainer.
  • Understand how disability affects training and how to train for the individual.
  • Understand the human-animal bond.

Unit 7: Canine Behaviour and Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how dogs learn and how to motivate dogs to learn.
  • Understand adaptability, including multiple handlers and environmental changes,
  • Understand marker training, recall, natural dog behaviours, play styles, positive reinforcement and enrichment techniques.

Unit 8: Training and Management of Dog Fostering Volunteers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to manage volunteers as an integral part of the Assistance Dog Training process.
  • Understand how to train volunteers when fostering dogs.
  • Understand the client matching process.

Unit 9: Behaviour and Training of Puppies

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the behaviour of puppies, including how to manage behaviour and training from a young age.
  • Understand how to rectify behaviour issues and how to habituate puppies to prevent problems.

Unit 10: Welfare Assessment of the Assistance Dog

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to assess dogs’ support needs and how to interpret formal reports concerning clients and dogs.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above.

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

When studying this Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training, your knowledge and skills will be tested via computer based portfolio evidence. There will be tasks to complete throughout each module to ensure you have met the learning objectives within the units.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training.

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.

With this nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training, you will be able to achieve a long and rewarding career within the sector.

Once successfully completed, this course will enable you to progress into employment within the Assistance Dog Sector, including charity and voluntary work.

Once you have gained experience there may also be the opportunity to become an Assistance Dog Training Supervisor or Assistance Dog Training Manager.

You may also be able to use your skills to become self-employed and set up your own business, offering services such as dog obedience classes or private dog training.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
100% online
learning
10 units
356 guided
learning hours

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