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Canine Science 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

The Distance Learning Canine Science Level 3 course is a fully comprehensive course and it will give you an understanding of the psychology of canine learning and behaviour, anatomy and physiology and how to provide the correct nutrition for dogs of a variety of breeds and ages. You will also learn about the varied roles of dogs in society.

The course also covers the history and evolution of the canine, exploring the differences between dogs and their wolf ancestors.

What can you do with Canine Science Level 3

On completion of this course you may want to look into jobs within 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.

You could also progress with education into fields such as 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 Canine Science Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
The domestication of the canine
The diversity of Canis familiaris
Common genetic disorders in the dog
Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
The major similarities between dogs and wolves
The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding
Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
The importance of canine communication
How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
The history of dog training
The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
The changing role of the dog in society
The importance of dogs as pets
The importance of working dogs
The purpose of good nutrition
The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
The importance of correct life-stage nutrition
The function and role of the special senses
The adaptation of the special senses
The differences between sight and scent hounds
Anatomical and possible behavioural problems
associated with the special senses

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 ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. 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.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.




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