Animal Welfare Officer Course

Animal Welfare Officer Diploma Course
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Animal Welfare Officer Diploma Course

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Course Price:  £850

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 £425 followed by 6 x monthly payments of £90.

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 120 hours CPD

Animal Welfare Officer Diploma
Level 3

  • The Animal Welfare Officer Course is ideal for anyone who would like to work as an Animal Welfare Officer, and for following a career involving a practical approach to the prevention of animal cruelty.
  • Many animal welfare charities, local authorities and other organisations now employ Animal Welfare Officers. Their role is to assist animals in need, be pro-active in the prevention of animal cruelty, and to provide practical animal care advice and assistance to the general public about responsible pet ownership. 
  • This comprehensive 12 module course enables students to gain valuable knowledge about the welfare, care and essential requirements for a variety of companion animals. 
  • Learn about current animal welfare issues and legislation, first aid, animal handling, transportation, health & hygiene, stress reduction, bite prevention, record & equipment keeping, stray animal management and assisting the public with responsible pet ownership.
  • The Animal Welfare Officer course also contains information about understanding, recognising and responding to animal cruelty & interpersonal violence and animal hoarding.

Module 1

What is a companion animal? 

Module 1 of the Animal Welfare Officer course is all about the animal welfare crisis and the complex issues faced in animal care and welfare work.

Learn about various animal charities and their roles in preventing and alleviating animal cruelty.


Module 2

First Aid

Learn about the first aid for animals and how to deal with emergencies.


Module 3

Handling, restraint and carrying of animals in pain or distress.

Learn how to minimise stress for animals and how to hold different types of animals for examination.


Module 4

Health & Hygiene 

This module explores how to carry out health checks on animals. Learn how to prevent the spread of disease and infection. Learn how to prevent and deal with signs of companion animal illness disease.


Module 5

Environmental Enrichment 

Animal Welfare Offers are often required to assist animals in distress. This module is all about how to reduce animal stress and lessen the risk of being bitten.


Module 6

Advising the public 

This module is all about how to advise and assist the public (an essential aspect of Animal Welfare Officer work). Information in this module includes how to advise on:
Micro-chipping, parasite control, neutering,
grooming, vaccinations, animal diets, exercise requirements for different animals, enrichment, lost & found animals as well as animal medication advice.


Module 7

Inspecting sites

Some Animal Welfare Officers have responsibility for inspecting or licensing sites or establishments where animals are kept, such as pet shops, city animal farms, boarding kennels/catteries and markets. This module includes information on the minimum legal requirements for keeping animals and on how to advise on welfare and accommodation improvements.


Module 8

Animal hoarding

It is crucial that Animal Welfare Officers are able to identify and respond to instances of animal hoarding as early intervention is crucial. Animal hoarding is increasingly common; it involves keeping higher than usual numbers of animals as pets without having the ability to properly care for or house them, while at the same time denying this inability.


Module 9

Companion Animal Transportation 

Learn about the regulations, responsibilities and legal requirements for transporting companion animals.

Learn how to minimise stress for animals during transportation.


Module 10

Equipment & record keeping

Learn about the correct usage, maintenance & storage of equipment required for your role as an Animal Welfare Officer.

Learn how to keep a log book and accurate case records, as well as how to report cruelty and neglect.


Module 11

Animal Welfare Legislation

Learn about animal welfare laws; this is an important part of working in cruelty prevention.


Module 12

Animal cruelty and interpersonal violence

This module explores the links between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Animal Welfare Officers are often the first point of social service intervention for those experiencing a domestic crisis. 


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