Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification

Dog Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma Level 3
Dog Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma Level 3

This Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification, Level 3  is a progression from the AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Canine Health, Welfare and Behaviour Qualification.

This Ofqual regulated qualification is suitable for anyone working in kennels, rescue, handling or transportation, dog walking or dog sitting will find this a vital qualification. It is also a useful qualification for those planning a career as an animal welfare officer.

We encourage students to carry out work experience  either in employment or on a voluntary basis at a suitable location, in order to gain valuable practical experience whilst studying this online theory based course.

The Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification has been compiled by animal care professionals in collaboration with employers within the canine care sector.

The knowledge gained from this course will broaden career options for working with dogs and is an ideal foundation for behaviour, training and welfare careers with dogs.

This course is of value for careers working with dogs in a variety of roles including at animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding kennels, in a behaviourist role and at a vet practice. 

Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification
Diploma Level 3

AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Course Unit Summary

370 GLH

Unit  1

Canine Law

Covers the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as well as new legislation coming into force October 2018. Learners will explore legislation surrounding dogs and how the laws can impact dog ownership and care.

Unit 2

Canine Evolution

Covers the role of evolution and the origin of canis familiaris, gaining an understanding of natural canine social behaviour and breed traits.  We also take a look at the meaning of ethology. Learners will understand how evolution contributes to domestic canine behaviour.

Unit 3

Canine Handling and Transportation

A look at force free handling and transportation, including force free equipment along with PPE for working with stray and kennelled dogs.

Unit 4

Canine Learning Theories

Learners will understand the harmful effects of the outdated dominance theory and recognise how to use learning theory in order to train dogs in a force free manner

Unit 5

Canine Behaviour

Canine body language and common signs of stress and aggression and how stress can escalate into aggression.  Learners will gain an understanding of the body language signs and signals, unwanted behaviour that may arise and the signs of stress and aggression.

Unit 6

Canine Care

Emergency first aid is covered in this unit, along with grooming techniques, stages of development in puppies, the whelping process and how to care for them. Learners will gain an understanding of how to care for the different life stages including first aid, grooming, keeping canines as pets in the community and caring for puppies.

Unit 7

Care of Canines in Kennels

Causes of disease transmission and prevention, appropriate welfare measures of kennels, safe entry and exit management, essential PPE and the importance of environmental stimulation in kennels.  Learners will understand basic health and welfare issues for kennel environments and how to ensure all needs are met

Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 370  hours CPD

Dog Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma Level 3

Additional enrolment date available: 13th August 2018

Qualification Start & End Dates

4 Month Fast Track Option

31/07/18 - 01/12/18

03/09/18 - 07/01/19

05/11/18 - 05/03/19

07/01/19 - 07/05/19

30/04/19 - 01/09/19

03/09/19 - 07/01/20

   1 Year Option

31/07/18 - 31/07/19

03/09/18 - 03/09/19

05/11/18 - 05/11/19

07/01/19 - 07/01/20

30/04/19 - 30/04/20

03/09/19 - 03/09/20

   2 Year Option

31/07/18 - 31/07/20

03/09/18 - 03/09/20

05/11/18 - 05/11/20

07/01/19 - 07/01/21

30/04/19 - 30/04/21

03/09/19 - 03/09/21

Canine Care Behaviour and Welfare Qualification
Level 3

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Enroll Now Installment Option

£325 followed by 5 x monthly payments of £90

Please note, there is no instalment payment option for Fast Track Study.

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