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Animal Behaviour course

Animal Behaviour Level 3 Course

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This course will take roughly 80 hours to complete.


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Animal Behaviour so that you can embark on a rewarding career ranging from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and academic research; or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

The Distance Learning Animal Behaviour course will help you develop a solid understanding of ethology or animal behaviour and will guide you through the units covering the key theories that have influenced studies in the past.

Understanding ethology or animal behaviour can be important in animal training. Considering the natural behaviours of different species or breeds enables the trainer to select the individuals best suited to perform the required task. It also enables the trainer to encourage the performance of naturally occurring behaviours and also the discontinuance of undesirable behaviours.

On completion of this course, you will have a working knowledge of behaviour observation methods and a thorough understanding of animal behaviour in a variety of animals and contexts.

What can you do with Animal Behaviour Level 3

You’ll be able to look after animals in places like kennels, the zoo, animal rescue centres and sanctuaries. You could also work in animal hospitals, Blue Cross adoption centres or as an animal collection officer for the RSPCA.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • preparing food and feeding, cleaning and grooming the animals
  • exercising dogs in a yard or taking them for walks
  • cleaning out kennels, pens and cages, and changing bedding
  • looking after animals who become ill or distressed
  • answering queries from colleagues and visitors ensuring that animal enclosures are maintained
  • Depending on your role, you may also have to keep records, take bookings and advise owners on how to look after their animals.
You may specialise in animal massage or hydrotherapy, working with animals recovering from injury or undergoing treatment for mobility problems.

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Modules

Experimental method. Types of experiment, laboratory and field experiments; natural and quasi-experiments
Observational techniques
Self-report techniques
Correlations.

For the Animal Behaviour Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

What is animal behaviour?
The study of animal behaviour
Methods and recording
Results
The food chain
Evolutionary arms race
Adaptations to capture prey
Luring prey
Crypsis (Camouflage, transparency, sleep cycles)
How animals communicate
Competition from other species
Communication and the senses
Visual displays
Group or solitary?
Hierarchy systems in group living animals
Attracting a potential mate
Mating systems and parental responsibility
Monogamy and polygyny
Mating systems
Imprinting
What is domestication?
Breeds
How does domestication change the animal?
Hibernation
Hormones and their effects
Abnormal behaviours
Instinct
Simple learning theories
Animal learning in training
Human influence
Ethics in training and the welfare of animals
Animal intelligence
Training animals

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means OSC have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.




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