Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare (RQF) | learndirect

Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Overview

Key Points

  • Learn the essentials of canine care
  • Confidently be able to apply the knowledge gained to real-life scenarios
  • Develop or enhance existing skills in canine care, behaviour and welfare
  • Complete the course within 6 months
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

Overview

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma has been developed by animal care professionals. Designed in collaboration with employers within the canine care sector, this course is perfect for those seeking employment in the canine care profession.

The knowledge you gain will allow you to explore opportunities in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice. 

You will gain a wealth of knowledge on canine care, exploring behaviours, training and legislation, all designed to help you start your new career. 

Your passion for animals paired with the knowledge gained from this course can lead you to an exciting new profession.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. This Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF) is 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.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 

The benefit of online learning is 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. 

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or 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 course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in canine care.

Modules

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn current legislation surrounding dogs
  • Understand how laws can impact dog ownership and care
  • Study the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Familiarise yourself with the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Learn about the new Animal Activity Licensing legislation 2018

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore the role of evolution within canines
  • Learn about the origin of the Canis Familiaris
  • Study natural canine social behaviour
  • Examine breed traits and characteristics

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn about the essential PPE required when working with canines
  • Study the principles of safe, controlled and force-free handling 
  • Describe a range of techniques for dog walking
  • Learn how to approach dogs in many different situations
  • Identify correct equipment for catching and containing stray dogs

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of canine dominance
  • Learn the theories of canine training
  • Explore force-free behaviour improvement solutions
  • Study punishment in canine training

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine body language
  • Explore common canine behavioural issues
  • Learn the signs and causation for stress and aggression in canines

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn basic canine first aid
  • Understand canine grooming techniques
  • Study positive stewardship
  • Explore the whelping process
  • Identify the development stages for puppies

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes, transmission and prevention of canine disease in kennel and canine care settings.
  • Understand safe kennel entry and exit management
  • Learn the importance of environmental enrichment in kennels, day care and home boarding settings
  • Identify and recognise safe kennel play
  • Study how to safely manage canines in home or day care environment

Requirements

If you have a genuine interest in canine care and a desire to start a fulfilling new career, then no previous experience or qualifications are needed.

Assessment

When studying your Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. You’ll need to provide a portfolio of evidence upon completion of each unit. 

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

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which 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

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4610/3).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Developing your career

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment in a range of canine care careers. Whether you want to work in the pet care sector or start your own dog walking business.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling new job role by completing this qualification. 

Hear from our past Students

370 guided learning hours
7 modules
Available
online
Technical Requirements

Key Points

  • Learn the essentials of canine care
  • Confidently be able to apply the knowledge gained to real-life scenarios
  • Develop or enhance existing skills in canine care, behaviour and welfare
  • Complete the course within 6 months
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

Overview

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma has been developed by animal care professionals. Designed in collaboration with employers within the canine care sector, this course is perfect for those seeking employment in the canine care profession.

The knowledge you gain will allow you to explore opportunities in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice. 

You will gain a wealth of knowledge on canine care, exploring behaviours, training and legislation, all designed to help you start your new career. 

Your passion for animals paired with the knowledge gained from this course can lead you to an exciting new profession.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. This Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF) is 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.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best. 

The benefit of online learning is 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. 

You’ll gain essential knowledge regarding canine care, allowing you to work towards a fulfilling new career. With no classes to attend or 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 course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

All your course copy is engaging and related to real-life scenarios. So, you can gain real-life experience in preparation for a career in canine care.

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn current legislation surrounding dogs
  • Understand how laws can impact dog ownership and care
  • Study the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Familiarise yourself with the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Learn about the new Animal Activity Licensing legislation 2018

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore the role of evolution within canines
  • Learn about the origin of the Canis Familiaris
  • Study natural canine social behaviour
  • Examine breed traits and characteristics

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn about the essential PPE required when working with canines
  • Study the principles of safe, controlled and force-free handling 
  • Describe a range of techniques for dog walking
  • Learn how to approach dogs in many different situations
  • Identify correct equipment for catching and containing stray dogs

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of canine dominance
  • Learn the theories of canine training
  • Explore force-free behaviour improvement solutions
  • Study punishment in canine training

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine body language
  • Explore common canine behavioural issues
  • Learn the signs and causation for stress and aggression in canines

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn basic canine first aid
  • Understand canine grooming techniques
  • Study positive stewardship
  • Explore the whelping process
  • Identify the development stages for puppies

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes, transmission and prevention of canine disease in kennel and canine care settings.
  • Understand safe kennel entry and exit management
  • Learn the importance of environmental enrichment in kennels, day care and home boarding settings
  • Identify and recognise safe kennel play
  • Study how to safely manage canines in home or day care environment

If you have a genuine interest in canine care and a desire to start a fulfilling new career, then no previous experience or qualifications are needed.

When studying your Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. You’ll need to provide a portfolio of evidence upon completion of each unit. 

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

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of the way in which 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.  

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4610/3).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Once you’re qualified, you’ll be able to seek employment in a range of canine care careers. Whether you want to work in the pet care sector or start your own dog walking business.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling new job role by completing this qualification. 

NUS Totum Card Logo

HEAR FROM OUR PAST STUDENTS

Student Stories
Enrol now Request a callback