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Animal Welfare Level 4 Course

Enrolment Fee £489.00

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This course will take roughly 120 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 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.

What can you do with Animal Welfare Level 4

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 Welfare Level 4 course you will cover the following content:-

Legislation
Ethics: thinkers and theories
Legislative Acts
Codes of Practice
The role of welfare organisations
The Five Freedoms
Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
Animal welfare in veterinary practice
Animal boarding establishments licence
Animal breeding
Pet shops
Welfare legislation for farmed animals
Welfare of pigs in the European Union
Dairy farming
Animal transportation
Legislation for animal collections
Rare and endangered species
Laws on transportation of animals
Assessing wild animal welfare
Welfare of bears
Welfare of elephants
Welfare of wolves
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
The UK’s protect mammals
Badger culling
Dormouse decline
Endangered birds
Bat conservation
Protecting the marine environment
Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
Shark welfare
Whale welfare
Coral reef endangerment

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.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC LTD has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC LTD to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales




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