Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare (RQF)

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Tutor Support Included

Learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re on your own! You’ll be able to message your tutor through our industry-leading learning platform.

Flexible Payment Options

Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

Learn At Your Own Pace

Study wherever and whenever you want. You’ll have access to your course for two years so you can fit your learning around your other commitments.

Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

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Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Get qualified to work with cats or open a cattery
  • Learn about feline behaviours, nutrition and development
  • Understand the legislation surrounding cat care
  • Potentially change your career within a year
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

Studying Your Diploma

If you’d like to turn your fondness for cats into a career, a Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma qualifies you to do so.

This course teaches you all you need to know about feline care, from appropriate treatment in catteries to their evolutionary development. What’s more, it’s regulated by Ofqual to ensure it meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Basic Standard requirements.

This means you’re ready to pursue a care, behaviour or welfare career involving cats, or open a cattery once you qualify.

You’ll study topics like techniques that reduce stress during transportation and how our relationship with cats impacts their behaviour.

This course is entirely online so you can manage your work and family commitments without too much difficulty.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma 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.

Through studying the course you’ll become equipped with essential knowledge regarding feline health, behaviours, care and welfare. So, if you’re looking to open your own cat boarding business or work within professional cat care roles, you can.

With everything available online when you enrol, you can work through the course materials as quickly as you like. There are no timetables or classes, meaning you’re in charge of your education.

This flexibility often means students complete the course well within the 2-year timeframe. Many are on their way to their new career within 12 months.

This is ideal if you’re looking to switch careers and need to study outside of your current job. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated tutor to advise and guide you through the course. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on assignments, so you know you’re heading in the right direction.

This helps you become confident and competent in the many aspects of feline care once you complete the course.   

With flexible payment methods available, you can take the next step to an enjoyable and rewarding career with cats today.

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

Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma Modules

This course comprises of 8 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Care of Felines in Catteries

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Develop the knowledge required for the care and welfare of felines in catteries
  • Understand how to check feline health
  • Understand how to implement methods of disease prevention and control
  • Understand how to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation
  • Understand how to administer preventative and prescriptive medications

Unit 2: Feline Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand proper feline handling and transportation
  • Understand the principles of safe handling and transport
  • Understand the use of equipment and records in transport
  • Understand the importance of force-free handling and restraint of cats
  • Understand the techniques that reduce stress during handling and restraint

Unit 3: Feline Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to groom cats and provide first aid treatments
  • Understand the care and welfare of felines at different stages of life

Unit 4: Feline Anatomy and Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of felines
  • Understand the complex body processes and functions of domestic cats

Unit 5: Evolutionary Development of Felines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Gain an understanding of feline development and evolution
  • Understand natural feline social behaviours
  • Recognise feline breeds and traits, including their impact on behaviours

Unit 6: Feline Behaviour & Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand feline behaviour and psychology
  • Understand communication behaviour in felines
  • Understand how learning theory is used in training
  • Understand psychological and physiological factors contributing to feline behaviour
  • Understand the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour

Unit 7: Feline Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of nutrition in felines
  • Recognise essential nutrients and their importance to the health and wellbeing of felines
  • Understand the importance of nutrition at each life stage
  • Understand the benefits and impacts of good and poor nutrition

Unit 8: Legislation for Feline Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines
  • Understand how to use this legislation in feline care

This course can be studied by anyone who is at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required, but you must be able to study at level 3.

The estimated amount of time required to complete the course is 292 hrs.

This course is delivered online, so all course materials and assessments can be completed from home.

You won’t sit exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through various tasks. Each unit encompasses quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These will ensure you understand and meet the learning outcomes of each module.

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4263/8)

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.

This level 3 diploma is regulated by Ofqual so that it meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

By studying this course you’ll gain knowledge and skills that enhance your capabilities. You’ll become familiar with feline health, confident providing care, able to comfortably manage and assess behaviours and ensure their welfare.

The skills and knowledge you’ll gain open many career options involving cat care. With feline care, behaviour or welfare positions common in animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding catteries and veterinary practices. You could even set up your own cattery and progress to the higher standard of licensing.

This qualification also allows you to study related subjects further in higher education, such as Animal Welfare and Animal Science.

Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Key Points

  • Get qualified to work with cats or open a cattery
  • Learn about feline behaviours, nutrition and development
  • Understand the legislation surrounding cat care
  • Potentially change your career within a year
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

Studying Your Diploma

If you’d like to turn your fondness for cats into a career, a Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma qualifies you to do so.

This course teaches you all you need to know about feline care, from appropriate treatment in catteries to their evolutionary development. What’s more, it’s regulated by Ofqual to ensure it meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Basic Standard requirements.

This means you’re ready to pursue a care, behaviour or welfare career involving cats, or open a cattery once you qualify.

You’ll study topics like techniques that reduce stress during transportation and how our relationship with cats impacts their behaviour.

This course is entirely online so you can manage your work and family commitments without too much difficulty.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma 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.

Through studying the course you’ll become equipped with essential knowledge regarding feline health, behaviours, care and welfare. So, if you’re looking to open your own cat boarding business or work within professional cat care roles, you can.

With everything available online when you enrol, you can work through the course materials as quickly as you like. There are no timetables or classes, meaning you’re in charge of your education.

This flexibility often means students complete the course well within the 2-year timeframe. Many are on their way to their new career within 12 months.

This is ideal if you’re looking to switch careers and need to study outside of your current job. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated tutor to advise and guide you through the course. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on assignments, so you know you’re heading in the right direction.

This helps you become confident and competent in the many aspects of feline care once you complete the course.   

With flexible payment methods available, you can take the next step to an enjoyable and rewarding career with cats today.

Modules

Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma Modules

This course comprises of 8 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Care of Felines in Catteries

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Develop the knowledge required for the care and welfare of felines in catteries
  • Understand how to check feline health
  • Understand how to implement methods of disease prevention and control
  • Understand how to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation
  • Understand how to administer preventative and prescriptive medications

Unit 2: Feline Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand proper feline handling and transportation
  • Understand the principles of safe handling and transport
  • Understand the use of equipment and records in transport
  • Understand the importance of force-free handling and restraint of cats
  • Understand the techniques that reduce stress during handling and restraint

Unit 3: Feline Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to groom cats and provide first aid treatments
  • Understand the care and welfare of felines at different stages of life

Unit 4: Feline Anatomy and Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of felines
  • Understand the complex body processes and functions of domestic cats

Unit 5: Evolutionary Development of Felines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Gain an understanding of feline development and evolution
  • Understand natural feline social behaviours
  • Recognise feline breeds and traits, including their impact on behaviours

Unit 6: Feline Behaviour & Psychology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand feline behaviour and psychology
  • Understand communication behaviour in felines
  • Understand how learning theory is used in training
  • Understand psychological and physiological factors contributing to feline behaviour
  • Understand the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour

Unit 7: Feline Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of nutrition in felines
  • Recognise essential nutrients and their importance to the health and wellbeing of felines
  • Understand the importance of nutrition at each life stage
  • Understand the benefits and impacts of good and poor nutrition

Unit 8: Legislation for Feline Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines
  • Understand how to use this legislation in feline care

Requirements

This course can be studied by anyone who is at least 16 years of age. No prior experience or qualifications are required, but you must be able to study at level 3.

The estimated amount of time required to complete the course is 292 hrs.

Assessment

This course is delivered online, so all course materials and assessments can be completed from home.

You won’t sit exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through various tasks. Each unit encompasses quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These will ensure you understand and meet the learning outcomes of each module.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma (Qualification Number: 603/4263/8)

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.

This level 3 diploma is regulated by Ofqual so that it meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

By studying this course you’ll gain knowledge and skills that enhance your capabilities. You’ll become familiar with feline health, confident providing care, able to comfortably manage and assess behaviours and ensure their welfare.

The skills and knowledge you’ll gain open many career options involving cat care. With feline care, behaviour or welfare positions common in animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding catteries and veterinary practices. You could even set up your own cattery and progress to the higher standard of licensing.

This qualification also allows you to study related subjects further in higher education, such as Animal Welfare and Animal Science.

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

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