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We offer accredited Cat Courses ranging from 2 module certificated feline care & welfare courses to more advanced level Feline Behaviour Diploma courses and a Cat Grooming Course
If you aren't sure which course is right for you or want some careers advice, please contact us.
These accredited distance learning courses are for students who are looking for a career with cats or animal care professionals working with cats and would like to learn more about their behaviour and care. The student will gain a thorough grounding in feline care behaviour and welfare. All our distance learning courses are offered to students worldwide. The Diploma courses take an average of 6 months to complete.
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These distance learning 2 module certificate courses take an average of 2 months to complete. Most are pitched at level 3 which is equivalent to A level standard. Three or more certificates can be combined into a diploma course and range from feline first aid and cat nutrition to general care and welfare. They are designed for owners and animal care professionals who want to improve their knowledge of cat care behaviour and welfare.
Most careers working with cats are hands-on, involving working in boarding or rescue catteries (as a cattery assistant or cattery manager). There are also jobs working as a cat groomer, cat sitter and cat behaviourist.
Most animal shelters have cattery accommodation and therefore hire cattery staff to assist with the cats in their care. Cats are often given up by owners for various reasons including: Owner moving, allergies, cost of caring for the cat, high veterinary bills, cat has kittens and owner can't find homes for them, cat develops behavioural problems, cat killing birds/other small animals, etc. Whilst there are many neutering schemes in place, there are still people who don't get their cat neutered or insist on breeding from them and therefore there are sadly too many cats and not enough good homes, hence most animal shelters have catteries full to capacity and rely on well trained staff and volunteers.
Our Cat Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course is the course of choice for people wanting to work with cats. This comprehensive, accredited course includes information about cat health & welfare, nutrition, behaviour & psychology, environmental enrichment, grooming, transport, handling etc.