Animal Charity Courses 

Animal Charity Courses

Our animal charity courses can help you to prepare for a job working as a volunteer or as a paid staff member at an animal charity.

Most animal charity organisations are extremely busy places and they require staff who are passionate about animal welfare and have relevant training. We have developed several animal charity courses, designed to provide knowledge for people wanting to enter the animal charity sector, as well as for animal charity staff who are required to undertake CPD.

Animal Charity Courses Available Now:

Level 3 Animal Welfare Officer Diploma

The Level 3 Animal Welfare Officer Qualification is ideal for anyone working as an Animal Welfare Inspector and for those wanting to work as an Animal Welfare Officer. This is the accepted qualification for Local Authority Animal Welfare Inspectors who inspect and license Animal Activity businesses 

This Ofqual regulated Qualification meets the new Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations Higher Standard requirements.

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Course Fees:  £1500

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£160 x 10 monthly instalments


Animal Assisted Intervention Diploma Level 3

The Animal Assisted Intervention Diploma is an Ofqual regulated qualification  that is of benefit to those wanting to work or volunteer in the field of Animal Assisted Intervention.

This Level 3 qualification consists of 9 units and includes 1 practical training weekend.

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Course Fees:  £1,500

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 £160 x 10 monthly instalments

Pet Bereavement Course

This course is of benefit to animal care professionals and those who would like to assist when pet owners lose their animal through euthanasia, accident or natural death.

Course Fees:  £149

Environmental Enrichment Course

This course is of benefit to anyone working with animals in captivity or who has companion animals

Course Fees:  £165

Animal Shelter Management Diploma course
Level 3

The Level 3 Animal Shelter Management Diploma course is an example of a course designed specifically for careers working in animal charity management.

Course Fees:  £950

Companion Animal Cruelty Prevention Certificate Course

This Animal Cruelty course explores the fact that the line separating an animal abuser from someone capable of committing human violence is much finer than most people care to consider.

Course Fees:  £165

Animal Rehoming Diploma course

The Animal Rehoming course explores how to successfully match animals with new owners.

Course Fees:  £499

Companion Animal Transport Course

This animal transport course has been designed to assist all those involved in the transportation of companion animals.

Course Fees:  £165

Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Dog Training Weekend

This practical weekend now forms part of the Level 3 Diploma in Animal Assisted Intervention

This is an intensive 2 day theory and practical course that is ideal for those considering a career in the Animal Assisted Intervention field working with dogs.

Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAI is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning.

Animal Rights Campaigner

Animal Campaigner Diploma

The Animal Campaigner course is for anyone wanting to assist animals by making changes affecting their rights. Ideal for an animal campaigner career.

Course Fees:  £499

Emergency & Disaster Response, Stray and Feral Animal Management and Animal Hoarding Response Courses

Animal Emergency and Disaster Response Course

The animal emergency course is designed to enable individuals and organisations to be able to offer a professional response to the needs of animals in crisis.

Course Fees:  £499

Trap, Neuter and Return Course

The Trap Neuter Return Course (TNR) has been designed to provide the essential knowledge required for effectively carrying out this valuable animal welfare work.

Course Fees:  £165

Stray and Feral Welfare Management Diploma Course

The Stray Animal Course is designed to be an introduction to the subject of assisting stray and feral dogs and cats. 

Course Fees:  £399

Animal Hoarding

The Animal Hoarding Course has been designed to assist those working in animal rescue to identify and respond to animal hoarding.

Course Fees:  £165

Animal Charity Courses Can Lead to Rewarding Job Opportunities

Animal Charities are funded entirely through donations from the public and they have to be managed efficiently in order to provide the best possible value for money whilst ensuring high standards of animal care and welfare. Animal Charities require managers and supervisors to oversee the entire charity as well as the various sections of the operation.

Animal Charities employ many staff and there are many different types of jobs working for animal charities. Roles working for an animal charity can include hands-on kennel and cattery work, re-homing jobs, campaigning, office jobs as well as front line cruelty prevention and animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Assistance Dog Trainer, Veterinary Practice Receptionist and Responsible Travel Planner

Other Animal Charity jobs include Assistance Dog Trainer jobs, Veterinary Practice Receptionist jobs and Responsible Travel Planner jobs, please click on the course links below for more information about these careers and relevant training

Working with rescue dogs in an animal charity is a popular career. We have developed a Dog Rescue Worker Certificate course, designed as a foundation/entry level animal charity course into this sort of work. 

Ensuring high standards of welfare for animals cared for by animal shelters is of great importance. The Companion and Exotic Animal Housing course and the Companion Animal Environmental Enrichment & Stress Reduction course are both designed for anyone working or volunteering in animal shelters wanting to ensure high welfare standards, lower stress levels and therefore more successful and higher adoption rates.

The Companion Animal Environmental Enrichment & Stress Reduction course and the Companion and Exotic Animal Housing Course are both 2 module Certificate courses.

We offer accredited Diploma and Certificate animal charity courses specifically designed to improve employment and career prospects. These courses are affordable and can be studied at the same time as working, volunteering or job hunting.

Animal Care and Welfare Courses (Levels 1 - 4)

There are many people who specifically want to work for an animal charity but don't know where to start or which type of animal they would most like to work with. The Animal Care and Welfare Diploma course, the Animal Care and Welfare Management Diploma course and the Animal Care, Welfare and Ethics Diploma course have been designed to provide relevant training for the animal care and charity/welfare sector. These courses contain information about companion animal care and completion results in an accredited Diploma that will enhance your job application.

We offer course discounts for to all charity staff, please contact us to discuss your training requirements

Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Courses

We have various other courses that deal specifically with the care, welfare and behaviour of dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, reptiles and wildlife. These care, welfare and behaviour courses are relevant for working for an animal charity working with a particular species, please click on the course links below for more detailed information.

In addition to all the above roles, Animal Charities also employ veterinary staff. We offer several veterinary courses, including the ABC Awards Animal Nursing Certificate.

Animal Nursing

Level 2 Animal Nursing Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants

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