Cat Courses 


These Ofqual regulated distance learning cat courses are for students who are looking for a career with cats or animal care professionals  working with cats who would like to learn more about the behaviour and welfare of cats in their care. The student will gain a thorough grounding in feline care behaviour and welfare. All our distance learning courses are offered to students worldwide. 

New Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) regulations for Kennels, Catteries, Home Boarders, Breeders and Sellers of Live Animals

To assist pet businesses with meeting  the new Animal Activities Licensing Regulations the Animal Jobs Direct team of Education professionals have developed a range of courses and qualifications that are ALL Ofqual regulated and will ensure a  License is issued or renewed.

         CLICK HERE for all other Courses that comply with the New AAL Licensing regulations 

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Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4154/3

Level 2 Award in Feline Care and Behaviour

This Level 2 Award in Feline Care and Behaviour is an Ofqual regulated qualification providing training aimed at learners who wish to work with cats. 

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Basic Standard requirements.

Course Price: £350


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Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4264/X

Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

The Level 3 Award in Feline Care,  Behaviour and Welfare is an Ofqual regulated qualification that is suitable for anyone working with cats. 

The 2 units in this Award course also feature in the Level 3 Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma qualification and do not need to be repeated if progressing onto the Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course.

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

Course Price: £399


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Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4263/8

Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

The Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare is an Ofqual regulated qualification that is suitable for anyone working with cats. 

This is an online course that consists of 8 units. 

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

Course Price: £899


Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management

The Level 3 Kennel Cattery Management Diploma course is for those working in kennel or cattery management.

This Qualification meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Higher Standard requirements.

Course Price:  £899


PP Guild - Proud Member

No Pain. No Force. No Fear.

Animal Jobs Direct is passionate about welfare and are proud to be a Corporate member of the Pet Professional Guild. The Pet Professional Guild is the only membership organisation for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behaviour modification of any animal.

Animal Jobs Direct wholeheartedly support this view and all of our courses, whether canine, feline or other animals are written with this ethos. We advocate force free training throughout all of our theory and practical courses. We also believe that experienced trainers must begin their behaviour change programs with the least invasive and least aversive training protocols necessary to change the problem behaviour.

About us, our accreditation and how to enrol on our cat courses 

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.

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