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Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)

Overview

Key Points

  • Learn about effective pet care
  • Identify and prevent common animal diseases
  • Understand correct animal legislation on pet ownership, breeding and sales
  • Complete the course in as little as 6 months
  • Dedicated tutor support
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification

Overview

This Ofqual accredited level 3 qualification is equivalent to A Level study and consists of 6 units. This is an essential course for those seeking employment in a pet shop. By law, all pet stores are required to have an employee who holds this qualification. So it’s highly sought after in potential applicants.

The qualification covers a wide range of responsibilities all pet shops must adhere to. Including information on how to provide a safe, clean and enriching environment for all pets to live happily and healthily. As well as proper grooming, nutrition and care legislation.

You’ll learn how to advise customers on a range of small animals from reptiles to rodents and aquatic species to birds. Giving you a comprehensive understanding of the correct methods to provide quality care for each species.

Pet ownership has definitive benefits for both the pet and its owner. Improving people’s wellbeing by reducing stress and giving opportunities for physical activity. Owners then need to be educated well enough to provide consistent access to food, companionship and a safe home for their pets. That way both parties can experience the positive advantages mutually.

An informed employee will lead to well-educated customers and properly looked after pets with a better quality of life.

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers. Studying online gives you the flexibility that physical colleges just can’t match. So you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you.

However busy your schedule may be, online learning means you’re able to learn whenever you have the time. There’s no specific timetable or class you need to stick to making it that much easier to study and get qualified.

And even though it’s a more independent learning style you’re not completely alone. An expert tutor will be on-hand should you need them. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your assignments to make sure you’re getting the best out of your studies. As well as any extra assistance where needed.

We also have flexible payment methods available so help spread the cost of the course. Enrol today to start your journey to become a qualified pet care worker.

Modules

Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail Modules

The course consists of 6 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advising Customers on Purchasing a Pet

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to find a good match between customer and type of pet
  • Learn the different routes to pet ownership, including rehoming, rescuing and breeders
  • Understand how to provide effective ongoing care and advice
  • Improve your understanding of the legislation related to animal care, ownership and the sale of animals

Unit 2: Animal Accommodation and Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the accommodation needs for different pet animals
  • Know the environmental conditions required for different pet animals
  • Develop your knowledge on the effective use of environmental enrichment

Unit 3: Animal Disease, Health and Hygiene

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common diseases found in animals
  • Know preventative measures owners can use with animals
  • Learn the treatment given to animals for common diseases
  • Know health checking procedures used with animals
  • Be able to articulate the importance of an effective care plan
  • Develop your knowledge legislation surrounding cleaning and hygiene
  • Understand cleaning and hygiene procedures

Unit 4: Animal Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutrient groups that make up a balanced diet
  • Know different food types
  • Be able to articulate different feeding strategies
  • Learn the feeding requirements of animals to ensure a balanced diet
  • Develop your understanding of common animal nutritional problems

Unit 5: Animal as Pets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know why different species are kept as pets
  • Understand the classification and history of common pet species
  • Learn about the welfare requirement, regulations and legislation for pet species
  • Cover the ethics of keeping animals as pets

Unit 6: Customer Care and Retail in a Pet Shop

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand effective customer care
  • Cover the legal and regulatory responsibilities of operating a pet shop
  • Develop your understanding of stock maintenance

Requirements

You’ll need to have a stable internet connection and a laptop so you’re able to progress with your online course. Other than that, no previous experience or qualifications are required.

Assessment

There aren’t any exams to complete your qualification. Instead, you’ll have a variety of in-depth assignments on each unit that will be completed online. These are designed to ensure you understand the learning outcomes of each module.

Qualifications

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail (Qualification Number: 603/6597/3).

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

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.

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Key Points

  • Learn about effective pet care
  • Identify and prevent common animal diseases
  • Understand correct animal legislation on pet ownership, breeding and sales
  • Complete the course in as little as 6 months
  • Dedicated tutor support
  • Gain an Ofqual approved qualification

Overview

This Ofqual accredited level 3 qualification is equivalent to A Level study and consists of 6 units. This is an essential course for those seeking employment in a pet shop. By law, all pet stores are required to have an employee who holds this qualification. So it’s highly sought after in potential applicants.

The qualification covers a wide range of responsibilities all pet shops must adhere to. Including information on how to provide a safe, clean and enriching environment for all pets to live happily and healthily. As well as proper grooming, nutrition and care legislation.

You’ll learn how to advise customers on a range of small animals from reptiles to rodents and aquatic species to birds. Giving you a comprehensive understanding of the correct methods to provide quality care for each species.

Pet ownership has definitive benefits for both the pet and its owner. Improving people’s wellbeing by reducing stress and giving opportunities for physical activity. Owners then need to be educated well enough to provide consistent access to food, companionship and a safe home for their pets. That way both parties can experience the positive advantages mutually.

An informed employee will lead to well-educated customers and properly looked after pets with a better quality of life.

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

Getting Started

learndirect is one of the UK’s leading online learning providers. Studying online gives you the flexibility that physical colleges just can’t match. So you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you.

However busy your schedule may be, online learning means you’re able to learn whenever you have the time. There’s no specific timetable or class you need to stick to making it that much easier to study and get qualified.

And even though it’s a more independent learning style you’re not completely alone. An expert tutor will be on-hand should you need them. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your assignments to make sure you’re getting the best out of your studies. As well as any extra assistance where needed.

We also have flexible payment methods available so help spread the cost of the course. Enrol today to start your journey to become a qualified pet care worker.

Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail Modules

The course consists of 6 compulsory units.

Unit 1: Advising Customers on Purchasing a Pet

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know how to find a good match between customer and type of pet
  • Learn the different routes to pet ownership, including rehoming, rescuing and breeders
  • Understand how to provide effective ongoing care and advice
  • Improve your understanding of the legislation related to animal care, ownership and the sale of animals

Unit 2: Animal Accommodation and Enrichment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the accommodation needs for different pet animals
  • Know the environmental conditions required for different pet animals
  • Develop your knowledge on the effective use of environmental enrichment

Unit 3: Animal Disease, Health and Hygiene

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand common diseases found in animals
  • Know preventative measures owners can use with animals
  • Learn the treatment given to animals for common diseases
  • Know health checking procedures used with animals
  • Be able to articulate the importance of an effective care plan
  • Develop your knowledge legislation surrounding cleaning and hygiene
  • Understand cleaning and hygiene procedures

Unit 4: Animal Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutrient groups that make up a balanced diet
  • Know different food types
  • Be able to articulate different feeding strategies
  • Learn the feeding requirements of animals to ensure a balanced diet
  • Develop your understanding of common animal nutritional problems

Unit 5: Animal as Pets

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know why different species are kept as pets
  • Understand the classification and history of common pet species
  • Learn about the welfare requirement, regulations and legislation for pet species
  • Cover the ethics of keeping animals as pets

Unit 6: Customer Care and Retail in a Pet Shop

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand effective customer care
  • Cover the legal and regulatory responsibilities of operating a pet shop
  • Develop your understanding of stock maintenance

You’ll need to have a stable internet connection and a laptop so you’re able to progress with your online course. Other than that, no previous experience or qualifications are required.

There aren’t any exams to complete your qualification. Instead, you’ll have a variety of in-depth assignments on each unit that will be completed online. These are designed to ensure you understand 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 Level 3 Award for Pet Care in Retail (Qualification Number: 603/6597/3).

This qualification has been developed for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area. This qualification meets the requirements for higher standard licensing under the DEFRA Animal Activities Licensing Requirements and covers not only the care of animals within a pet shop but the retail and customer care aspect too.

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.

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