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Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management (RQF)

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Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to run a successful kennel or cattery
  • Understand the welfare measures required
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification that meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements
  • Lay the groundwork to start a successful business

About Your Qualification

If you want to turn your love of animals into a career, the Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management can help!

This Ofqual approved qualification will teach you the knowledge and skills needed to appropriately care for dogs and cats in boarding environments. You’ll understand their behaviours and how to ensure they stay calm, content and stimulated. You will have a detailed insight into the ways animal welfare legislation needs to be applied in a management role. Plus, the key aspects involved with running a safe kennel, daycare or home boarding service.

If you are ready for a hands-on job that requires a big heart, this Level 3 Diploma qualifies you for kennel and cattery management.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management is recognised and regulated by Ofqual which means your qualification will be recognised by both employers and educators. This course meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

This qualification is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge needed to effectively manage kennels and catteries. From providing appropriate care to daily administration and management. You’ll become qualified to run a safe and secure environment for the cats and dogs in your care.

This online qualification allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. You’ll have two years to complete the course, but with the ability to finish as quickly as you like, most students qualify within a year.

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.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start the minute you enrol. Sign up today and get on the way to running your own kennel or cattery!

Modules

This course comprises of 8 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Well-being Laws for Canines and Felines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the essential laws required to ensure well-being for all animals
  • Understand the well-being laws essential for the care of canines and felines
  • Understand the range of duties and abilities required for the well-being of animal representatives and examiners
  • Be able to identify appropriate living environment management for canines and felines

Unit 2: Managing Canine and Feline Environments

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities and duties required of employees in catteries and kennels
  • Understand how to control and organise a kennel or cattery
  • Be able to highlight sections for development in catteries or kennels

Unit 3: Canine Care in Kennel Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common kennel illnesses and prevention techniques
  • Understand the well-being requirements when feeding canines within a kennel environment
  • Understand the correct personal protective equipment when controlling canines in a kennel setting
  • Understand the significance of natural development within a canine care environment
  • Be able to appropriately control canines within a kennel setting

Unit 4: Canine Behaviour and Mannerisms

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different gestures displayed within a canine
  • Be able to identify familiar behaviour constraints within a canine
  • Be able to identify familiar symptoms of tension and hostility in canines

Unit 5: Canine Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify the crucial personal protective equipment required when working with canines
  • Be able to identify the essentials of cautious supervision when freely walking a canine
  • Be able to appropriately seize canines who are stray
  • Understand compassionate ways to manage canines
  • Understand techniques and methods to support canines when transporting them

Unit 6: Feline Care in Cattery Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the sources of illnesses within felines
  • Understand the well-being of felines within a cattery environment
  • Know how to deliver engaging activities in a cattery for felines
  • Understand how to appropriately administer medicine to a feline

Unit 7: Feline Behaviour and Mannerisms

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the behaviour of a feline
  • Be able to learn a theory which is applied in training felines
  • Understand the biological elements which influence the behaviour of a feline
  • Understand the effect of the connection between a feline and a human on the behaviour of a cat

Unit 8: Feline Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of applying personal protective equipment when transporting felines
  • Understand the essentials of manoeuvring felines safely
  • Be able to effectively and carefully transfer a feline
  • Understand how to decrease feline tension when transferring

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age to enrol and are expected to have a working knowledge of at least Level 2 with good working levels of English and Maths.

Minimum Age Restriction

18

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Certification Timeframe

On completion of their studies, learners can expect their certification within 6 months 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 Kennel and Cattery Management, you must achieve 39 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.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management (Qualification Number: 610/3611/0). 

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.

As an Ofqual regulated qualification, this level 3 Diploma meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements.

Kennels and catteries are essential facilities for a number of reasons. Not only do they provide care for cats and dogs while their owners are away, they also help with re-homing unwanted or neglected pets.

There are many career paths available in this industry. You could work in a private boarding business or with an animal charity who deals with kennel and cattery management. Your daily duties could involve anything from behavioural assessments to belly rubs.

Ultimately, your role is to ensure that each animal is safe, healthy and happy while in your care.

Successful students can use this qualification to secure employment in the animal care sector at a management level. It also equips you with the knowledge and skills to run your own business.

You can also use your qualification to progress to higher education or further study in animal care and business management subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Running a cattery involves providing excellent care for feline guests. You'll ensure spacious, secure enclosures, keep litter boxes spotless, provide food and water, administer medication if needed, and offer playtime and cuddles. Business duties include licensing, marketing, bookings, and keeping a clean, welcoming environment for both cats and their owners.
Kennel managers oversee doggy daycare. You'll lead a team to ensure top-notch care for canine residents, including feeding, cleaning, exercise, and playtime. You'll also manage bookings, handle customer service, and make sure the kennel meets all animal welfare regulations. It's a perfect role for animal lovers with leadership and organisation skills.
Owning a cattery lets you turn your love of cats into a living! Successful catteries with excellent reputations can bring in a comfortable income. Similarly, kennel managers can earn competitive salaries, especially those with experience and certifications. Both roles can maximise earnings by offering premium services like extended playtime, grooming, or even webcam access for worried pet parents.
While qualifications aren’t essential, running a successful cattery or kennel is more likely after completing qualifications that teach you how to provide top-notch care and navigate business challenges. This Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management equips you with the knowledge to manage animal wellbeing, handle pet behaviour, and navigate regulations. This qualification sets you apart, demonstrating your commitment to excellent animal care and responsible business practices, making you a strong candidate for opportunities and potentially higher earning potential.
Yes, you can! Our Level 3 Kennel and Cattery Management Diploma is studied online from home, so you can easily train for your new pet boarding career around any existing commitments.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management (RQF)

Key Points

  • Develop the skills to run a successful kennel or cattery
  • Understand the welfare measures required
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification that meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements
  • Lay the groundwork to start a successful business

About Your Qualification

If you want to turn your love of animals into a career, the Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management can help!

This Ofqual approved qualification will teach you the knowledge and skills needed to appropriately care for dogs and cats in boarding environments. You’ll understand their behaviours and how to ensure they stay calm, content and stimulated. You will have a detailed insight into the ways animal welfare legislation needs to be applied in a management role. Plus, the key aspects involved with running a safe kennel, daycare or home boarding service.

If you are ready for a hands-on job that requires a big heart, this Level 3 Diploma qualifies you for kennel and cattery management.

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading UK distance learning provider. This Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management is recognised and regulated by Ofqual which means your qualification will be recognised by both employers and educators. This course meets Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

This qualification is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge needed to effectively manage kennels and catteries. From providing appropriate care to daily administration and management. You’ll become qualified to run a safe and secure environment for the cats and dogs in your care.

This online qualification allows you to study around your current commitments, so you can keep working and spend time with your family. You’ll have two years to complete the course, but with the ability to finish as quickly as you like, most students qualify within a year.

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.

There are flexible payment methods available and you can start the minute you enrol. Sign up today and get on the way to running your own kennel or cattery!

Modules

This course comprises of 8 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Well-being Laws for Canines and Felines

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the essential laws required to ensure well-being for all animals
  • Understand the well-being laws essential for the care of canines and felines
  • Understand the range of duties and abilities required for the well-being of animal representatives and examiners
  • Be able to identify appropriate living environment management for canines and felines

Unit 2: Managing Canine and Feline Environments

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the responsibilities and duties required of employees in catteries and kennels
  • Understand how to control and organise a kennel or cattery
  • Be able to highlight sections for development in catteries or kennels

Unit 3: Canine Care in Kennel Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common kennel illnesses and prevention techniques
  • Understand the well-being requirements when feeding canines within a kennel environment
  • Understand the correct personal protective equipment when controlling canines in a kennel setting
  • Understand the significance of natural development within a canine care environment
  • Be able to appropriately control canines within a kennel setting

Unit 4: Canine Behaviour and Mannerisms

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand different gestures displayed within a canine
  • Be able to identify familiar behaviour constraints within a canine
  • Be able to identify familiar symptoms of tension and hostility in canines

Unit 5: Canine Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to identify the crucial personal protective equipment required when working with canines
  • Be able to identify the essentials of cautious supervision when freely walking a canine
  • Be able to appropriately seize canines who are stray
  • Understand compassionate ways to manage canines
  • Understand techniques and methods to support canines when transporting them

Unit 6: Feline Care in Cattery Settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the sources of illnesses within felines
  • Understand the well-being of felines within a cattery environment
  • Know how to deliver engaging activities in a cattery for felines
  • Understand how to appropriately administer medicine to a feline

Unit 7: Feline Behaviour and Mannerisms

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the behaviour of a feline
  • Be able to learn a theory which is applied in training felines
  • Understand the biological elements which influence the behaviour of a feline
  • Understand the effect of the connection between a feline and a human on the behaviour of a cat

Unit 8: Feline Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of applying personal protective equipment when transporting felines
  • Understand the essentials of manoeuvring felines safely
  • Be able to effectively and carefully transfer a feline
  • Understand how to decrease feline tension when transferring

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age to enrol and are expected to have a working knowledge of at least Level 2 with good working levels of English and Maths.

Minimum Age Restriction

18

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Certification Timeframe

On completion of their studies, learners can expect their certification within 6 months 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 Kennel and Cattery Management, you must achieve 39 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

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management (Qualification Number: 610/3611/0). 

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.

As an Ofqual regulated qualification, this level 3 Diploma meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements.

Kennels and catteries are essential facilities for a number of reasons. Not only do they provide care for cats and dogs while their owners are away, they also help with re-homing unwanted or neglected pets.

There are many career paths available in this industry. You could work in a private boarding business or with an animal charity who deals with kennel and cattery management. Your daily duties could involve anything from behavioural assessments to belly rubs.

Ultimately, your role is to ensure that each animal is safe, healthy and happy while in your care.

Successful students can use this qualification to secure employment in the animal care sector at a management level. It also equips you with the knowledge and skills to run your own business.

You can also use your qualification to progress to higher education or further study in animal care and business management subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Running a cattery involves providing excellent care for feline guests. You'll ensure spacious, secure enclosures, keep litter boxes spotless, provide food and water, administer medication if needed, and offer playtime and cuddles. Business duties include licensing, marketing, bookings, and keeping a clean, welcoming environment for both cats and their owners.
Kennel managers oversee doggy daycare. You'll lead a team to ensure top-notch care for canine residents, including feeding, cleaning, exercise, and playtime. You'll also manage bookings, handle customer service, and make sure the kennel meets all animal welfare regulations. It's a perfect role for animal lovers with leadership and organisation skills.
Owning a cattery lets you turn your love of cats into a living! Successful catteries with excellent reputations can bring in a comfortable income. Similarly, kennel managers can earn competitive salaries, especially those with experience and certifications. Both roles can maximise earnings by offering premium services like extended playtime, grooming, or even webcam access for worried pet parents.
While qualifications aren’t essential, running a successful cattery or kennel is more likely after completing qualifications that teach you how to provide top-notch care and navigate business challenges. This Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management equips you with the knowledge to manage animal wellbeing, handle pet behaviour, and navigate regulations. This qualification sets you apart, demonstrating your commitment to excellent animal care and responsible business practices, making you a strong candidate for opportunities and potentially higher earning potential.
Yes, you can! Our Level 3 Kennel and Cattery Management Diploma is studied online from home, so you can easily train for your new pet boarding career around any existing commitments.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
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