If you want to develop your knowledge of Animal Welfare so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.
Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to express innate behaviour, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress.
The Distance Learning Animal Welfare course will help develop your understanding of Animal Welfare within a wide range of contexts. You will gain an understanding of ethics involved in the care, farming and conservation of animals.
This course covers legal, ethical, commercial, agricultural and conservational aspects of animal welfare, from marine life and elephants, to the ethical farming in the UK. Maximum coverage of welfare topics is provided with this course, looking at different animals and their habitats.
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:
You may specialise in animal massage or hydrotherapy, working with animals recovering from injury or undergoing treatment for mobility problems.
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It 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.
The syllabus contains six modules which are:
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.
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.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education.
For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.
Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course. This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.
Our enrolment fee includes:
You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.
If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other. If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.
With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled. Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available. All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal. Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.
You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.
You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.
Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.