Animal Care Diploma

Animal Care Diploma
£200
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Animal care is vitally important to any pets that you own. Animals can care for themselves, but only to a certain extent! This programme is designed to assist you in understanding and identify the basic needs of an animal.

This course will teach you a fundamental understanding of animal breeds and how to pass on problems or information at an early stage to vets or owners to provide a greater deal of care. It is ideal for pet owners, pet sitters, or individuals who wish to have an in-depth introduction into the field of animal care and management.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

  • How important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion
  • Define whether it is possible to train a cat
  • Evaluate the dangers of improper feeding to an animal’s health
  • Points you should consider when buying a horse and the ideal stable
  • Purposes of the correct type of grooming brush for horses
  • How to handle a bird correctly
  • Identify clues and symptoms if a pet is unwell
  • Suitable housing for a pet rabbit
  • The correct way to handle a rabbit
  • Factors to consider when choosing a rabbit
  • Distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians
  • How you would house, feed and generally care for reptiles & amphibians
  • How to care for guinea pigs, hamsters and mice

ADVANTAGES OF THIS COURSE

  • Effective care planning for yours and other’s pets.
  • Implement the knowledge you learn as soon as you finish the course.
  • Experienced and qualified tutors available to support you throughout your cours.
  • Assessments to back up knowledge as you work your way through the course.
Cats
  • Discuss how important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion
  • Describe what impact improper feeding can have on a cat's health
  • Define whether it is possible to train a cat
Dogs
  • Evaluate the dangers of inadequate feeding and overfeeding
  • Investigate canine nutrition
  • Discuss exercise
  • Define grooming
  • Analyse how a disease/illness is identified
Horses
  • Discuss points you should consider when buying a horse
  • Define conformation
  • Describe the ideal stable
  • List for what purposes you would use a dandy brush
  • List for what purposes you would use a body brush
  • Identify the symptoms of Colic
Birds
  • Describe the varieties of housing available to the bird keeper
  • Explain how to handle a bird correctly
  • Identify what clues you would look for if a bird seemed unwell
  • Discuss how you would identify and treat constipation
Rabbits
  • Analyse the factors that one might need to consider when choosing a rabbit
  • Discuss suitable housing for a pet rabbit
  • Define a healthy diet for an adult working buck and investigate why caution is necessary when feeding fresh plants to your rabbits
  • Describe the correct way to handle a rabbit
  • Identify some common ailments a rabbit might suffer from
Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Explain the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians
  • Describe how you would house reptiles or amphibians
  • Discuss how you would generally care for reptiles/amphibians
  • Evaluate feeding routines
Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Mice
  • Describe suitable housing for a guinea pig
  • Evaluate what temperature guinea pigs should be kept at and discuss what happens if the temperature drops
  • Analyse what food should you never feed to a guinea pig and explain why
  • Explain what can happen if a female hamster with a litter is disturbed and how can this be avoided
Course Code
EC113362
Type
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
No
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