Animal Jobs Direct was established in 2005
Animal Jobs Direct Education Centre offers various Ofqual Approved Qualifications and has been Approved and Accredited by 5 National Awarding Bodies: City & Guilds, Lantra, ABC & Certa Awards, AIM Awards, ASDAN and OCN.
Our courses aim to explore and extend the standard and accepted levels and attitudes toward care and welfare of animals.
ABC Awards & Certa Awards
Open College Network (OCN)
Quality of our Qualifications and Courses
Many of the qualifications that we offer are regulated & officially recognised by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). All of the Ofqual regulated qualifications that we offer meet the new Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) requirements.
There are many training providers who claim that their courses are Ofqual regulated and therefore meet the new AAL requirements - this is not always the case - to check whether a qualification is Ofqual regulated, search the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications to find out if a qualification is regulated (officially recognised), and what level it is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Put simply, if it isn't on the Ofqual Register, it isn't Ofqual regulated.
Some courses that we offer are not Ofqual courses. These have been designed by Animal Jobs Direct to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. These courses have been constructed according to the standards set in the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) for Vocational or work-related qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The quality of learning and the level of demand within the courses, match the requirements of Entry Level to Level 6 learning.
To ensure quality, our courses are accredited and endorsed by ABC & Certa Awards through their Quality Licence Scheme (QLS). This means that Animal Jobs Direct has undergone an external quality check to ensure that our organisation and the courses we offer, meet defined quality criteria. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality assurance audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process and QLS numbers for each accredited course are shown clearly on each accredited course page.
To match the standards expected, the courses are arranged with clear outcomes and matching criteria for achievement. Course specifications show these aspects and you will be able to demonstrate to an employer both the topics covered in your course and the outcome criteria you have achieved.
Our courses include learning that matches the National Occupational Standards for the animal care industry. This could be either for the theory of animal care and welfare or, in some cases, the option and opportunity to show practical animal care skills. However, please note that the option and opportunity to show practical animal care skills in some of our courses, does not require you to be in a work place caring for animals.
Qualified and experienced tutors
The courses and qualifications that we offer have been developed by our team of animal care, welfare and conservation experts and are unique in that they have a strong emphasis on ethics and welfare. Along with challenging assignments which will be marked and assessed by qualified tutors, you will gain valuable knowledge about your chosen subject.
To ensure that our training is relevant to employers, our courses are developed in consultation with organisations across the animal care sector.
All of our tutors have achieved a level of education and experience that matches the needs and expectations of anyone who undertakes our courses. The tutors support and assist achievement whether for assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement.
Animal Jobs Direct is Disability Confident Committed
Animal Jobs Direct is Accredited and Assured with SafeBuy the consumer assurance scheme and we adhere to the eCommerce code of practices.
Due to the expert support given to our students we have an extremely high course completion rate with students achieving high pass marks. Upon successful completion, you will receive your certificate by email. This will not only enhance your career and job prospects within the animal care and conservation sectors, but also provide you with the knowledge to make a really positive contribution in your chosen career path working with animals.
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