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Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training (RQF)

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Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn how to select, develop and train assistance dogs
  • Achieve an accredited Level 3 Diploma Qualification
  • Become a fully qualified Assistance Dog Trainer

 

About Your Diploma

Do you dream of a career where your passion for dogs makes a life-changing impact?

The Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training is your gateway to becoming a highly skilled professional who transforms dogs into invaluable partners for people with disabilities.

Imagine this:

·Working alongside experienced trainers, learning the secrets of training canines for specific assistance tasks.

·Gaining firsthand experience building strong bonds with these incredible dogs.

·Mastering the knowledge to ensure the health and well-being of these canine heroes.

This accredited qualification equips you with:

·In-depth understanding of the vital role assistance canines play in enhancing lives.

·Expert training methods aligned with current regulations.

·The skills to train canines for tasks like mobility support, sensory assistance, and even medical alerts.

Not just theory!

The course includes practical training experience that you arrange independently, allowing you to put your knowledge into action and experience the rewarding world of assistance dog training firsthand.

Ready to unleash your passion and make a difference? Enrol today!

 

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training 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.

This qualification has been designed to develop knowledge and skills within assistance canine training. A dedicated tutor will be assigned to you to advise and guide you throughout. They will also provide constructive feedback on assignments, so you know how well you are performing.

This online qualification allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables, enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you.

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. Start gaining the skills to work with Assistance Canine Training today!  

Modules

Unit 1: Canine Legislation

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand legislation relating to Canines
  • Know situations where legislation may be enforced

Unit 2: Canine Development and Learning

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the premise of how a canine acquires knowledge
  • Be able to recognise how a canine adjusts to alternative circumstances
  • Be able to understand the importance and different methods to encourage development in canine training
  • Understand natural canine actions and the way in which they interact
  • Be able to recognise canine interactions and resolve concerns

Unit 3: Canine Care During Training

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the importance and impact a human can have on a canine
  • Be able to recognise suitable controlling techniques for canines
  • Understand what is required to encourage good canine welfare
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy diet on a canine’s wellbeing, learning and behaviour
  • Be able to recognise the impacts that a kennel or care environment can have on a canine

Unit 4: Canine Support for Disabilities

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand alternative disabilities canines can support with
  • Understand the importance of training a canine before supporting a human with a disability
  • Understand how a canine can support a human with a disability

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand Canine body language
  • Understand aggression, fear and stress in Canines
  • Know the escalation of aggression in Canines
  • Understand Canine behaviour issues

Unit 6: Support Required from a Canine

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the importance of disability awareness
  • Understand how to evaluate a human’s requirements from a canine
  • Understand official documentation in connection to assisted canine support
  • Be able to create an assessment report for clients, outlining a canine’s overall ability welfare and suitability to support with a disability

Unit 7: Medical Care for Canines

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the significance of conducting physical medical checks on canines
  • Know the requirements of canine first aid
  • Understand the concepts of medical care

Unit 8: Training Canines to Support Disabilities

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to train a canine when assisting with a disability
  • Understand client suitability procedure
  • Be able to create PACT targets for a canine assisting with a disability

Unit 9: Canine Practical Training

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the different emotions portrayed by a canine
  • Be able to display how to prepare a canine for assistance canine training
  • Be able to operate a lead and harness effectively and safely when on a canine
  • Be able to appropriately use a clicker when training a canine
  • Be able to use appropriate techniques when training a canine

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above. Some experience of working alongside dogs is beneficial, but not essential.

Minimum Age Restriction

16

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Placement or Practical Required

Two days of practical training will need to be arranged independently by the learner and completed in order to meet the overall course requirements. Learners will need to ensure that they can meet this requirement before enrolling.

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.

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training, you must achieve 42 credits. You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified tutors.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training (Qualification Number: 610/4221/3).

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.

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.

The role of an Assistance Canine Trainer is an extremely rewarding one. You will have the opportunity to train a variety of dog breeds to support people who may require mobility support, sensory assistance, medical alert tasks and social and emotional support. By training Assistance Dogs, you will be helping those in need of additional support to lead independent lives.

With this nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training, you will be able to seek employment within the sector, including charity and voluntary work. Once you have gained experience, there may be the opportunity to become an Assistance Dog Training Supervisor or Assistance Dog Training Manager.

You may decide 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.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress into higher study within this field, such as Canine Qualifications at a level 4 and above. Or explore other regulated qualifications within the Animal Care sector to expand on your knowledge and experience in animal care.

Frequently Asked Questions

An assistance dog is a specially trained canine partner that supports people with disabilities by performing tasks or alerting them to medical conditions. These highly trained dogs help people with mobility, vision, hearing, or mental health needs live more independent and confident lives.
An assistance dog trainer works to empower people with disabilities by meticulously training dogs to perform specific tasks and providing aftercare support. This involves assessing potential pups, teaching them specialised skills, matching them with suitable owners, and ensuring both dog and human can function effectively as a team.
If you're passionate about dogs and helping others, then assistance dog training could be a fulfilling career for you. It offers competitive salaries (ranging up to £28,000+) and the chance to make a real difference in people's lives. Trainers witness the incredible bond form between dog and owner, giving individuals with disabilities greater independence and opportunities.
To become a Guide Dog Trainer, or any other form of Assistance Dog Trainer in the UK, relevant knowledge, experience with dog training, and a passion for supporting people with disabilities are key. This Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training provides a convenient and flexible way to gain the necessary knowledge. With this qualification, you’ll be equipped with the skills to train dogs for specific tasks and understand disability needs. To gain hands-on experience, consider volunteering at assistance dog charities and training organisations.
Yes, you can! Our Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training is an online course that can be completed in your free time at home. So, it’s easy to get qualified for this career around your existing commitments.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
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Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn how to select, develop and train assistance dogs
  • Achieve an accredited Level 3 Diploma Qualification
  • Become a fully qualified Assistance Dog Trainer

 

About Your Diploma

Do you dream of a career where your passion for dogs makes a life-changing impact?

The Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training is your gateway to becoming a highly skilled professional who transforms dogs into invaluable partners for people with disabilities.

Imagine this:

·Working alongside experienced trainers, learning the secrets of training canines for specific assistance tasks.

·Gaining firsthand experience building strong bonds with these incredible dogs.

·Mastering the knowledge to ensure the health and well-being of these canine heroes.

This accredited qualification equips you with:

·In-depth understanding of the vital role assistance canines play in enhancing lives.

·Expert training methods aligned with current regulations.

·The skills to train canines for tasks like mobility support, sensory assistance, and even medical alerts.

Not just theory!

The course includes practical training experience that you arrange independently, allowing you to put your knowledge into action and experience the rewarding world of assistance dog training firsthand.

Ready to unleash your passion and make a difference? Enrol today!

 

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training 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.

This qualification has been designed to develop knowledge and skills within assistance canine training. A dedicated tutor will be assigned to you to advise and guide you throughout. They will also provide constructive feedback on assignments, so you know how well you are performing.

This online qualification allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. What’s more, there are no structured classes or timetables, enabling you to work through the online materials at a pace that works for you.

There are also flexible payment methods available and you can start learning from the moment you enrol. Start gaining the skills to work with Assistance Canine Training today!  

Modules

Unit 1: Canine Legislation

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand legislation relating to Canines
  • Know situations where legislation may be enforced

Unit 2: Canine Development and Learning

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the premise of how a canine acquires knowledge
  • Be able to recognise how a canine adjusts to alternative circumstances
  • Be able to understand the importance and different methods to encourage development in canine training
  • Understand natural canine actions and the way in which they interact
  • Be able to recognise canine interactions and resolve concerns

Unit 3: Canine Care During Training

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the importance and impact a human can have on a canine
  • Be able to recognise suitable controlling techniques for canines
  • Understand what is required to encourage good canine welfare
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy diet on a canine’s wellbeing, learning and behaviour
  • Be able to recognise the impacts that a kennel or care environment can have on a canine

Unit 4: Canine Support for Disabilities

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand alternative disabilities canines can support with
  • Understand the importance of training a canine before supporting a human with a disability
  • Understand how a canine can support a human with a disability

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand Canine body language
  • Understand aggression, fear and stress in Canines
  • Know the escalation of aggression in Canines
  • Understand Canine behaviour issues

Unit 6: Support Required from a Canine

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the importance of disability awareness
  • Understand how to evaluate a human’s requirements from a canine
  • Understand official documentation in connection to assisted canine support
  • Be able to create an assessment report for clients, outlining a canine’s overall ability welfare and suitability to support with a disability

Unit 7: Medical Care for Canines

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the significance of conducting physical medical checks on canines
  • Know the requirements of canine first aid
  • Understand the concepts of medical care

Unit 8: Training Canines to Support Disabilities

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to train a canine when assisting with a disability
  • Understand client suitability procedure
  • Be able to create PACT targets for a canine assisting with a disability

Unit 9: Canine Practical Training

Upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the different emotions portrayed by a canine
  • Be able to display how to prepare a canine for assistance canine training
  • Be able to operate a lead and harness effectively and safely when on a canine
  • Be able to appropriately use a clicker when training a canine
  • Be able to use appropriate techniques when training a canine

Entry Requirements

This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above. Some experience of working alongside dogs is beneficial, but not essential.

Minimum Age Restriction

16

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Placement or Practical Required

Two days of practical training will need to be arranged independently by the learner and completed in order to meet the overall course requirements. Learners will need to ensure that they can meet this requirement before enrolling.

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.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training, you must achieve 42 credits. You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified tutors.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training (Qualification Number: 610/4221/3).

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.

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.

The role of an Assistance Canine Trainer is an extremely rewarding one. You will have the opportunity to train a variety of dog breeds to support people who may require mobility support, sensory assistance, medical alert tasks and social and emotional support. By training Assistance Dogs, you will be helping those in need of additional support to lead independent lives.

With this nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training, you will be able to seek employment within the sector, including charity and voluntary work. Once you have gained experience, there may be the opportunity to become an Assistance Dog Training Supervisor or Assistance Dog Training Manager.

You may decide 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.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress into higher study within this field, such as Canine Qualifications at a level 4 and above. Or explore other regulated qualifications within the Animal Care sector to expand on your knowledge and experience in animal care.

Frequently Asked Questions

An assistance dog is a specially trained canine partner that supports people with disabilities by performing tasks or alerting them to medical conditions. These highly trained dogs help people with mobility, vision, hearing, or mental health needs live more independent and confident lives.
An assistance dog trainer works to empower people with disabilities by meticulously training dogs to perform specific tasks and providing aftercare support. This involves assessing potential pups, teaching them specialised skills, matching them with suitable owners, and ensuring both dog and human can function effectively as a team.
If you're passionate about dogs and helping others, then assistance dog training could be a fulfilling career for you. It offers competitive salaries (ranging up to £28,000+) and the chance to make a real difference in people's lives. Trainers witness the incredible bond form between dog and owner, giving individuals with disabilities greater independence and opportunities.
To become a Guide Dog Trainer, or any other form of Assistance Dog Trainer in the UK, relevant knowledge, experience with dog training, and a passion for supporting people with disabilities are key. This Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training provides a convenient and flexible way to gain the necessary knowledge. With this qualification, you’ll be equipped with the skills to train dogs for specific tasks and understand disability needs. To gain hands-on experience, consider volunteering at assistance dog charities and training organisations.
Yes, you can! Our Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Canine Training is an online course that can be completed in your free time at home. So, it’s easy to get qualified for this career around your existing commitments.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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