The knowledge gained from this feline qualification will broaden career options for working with cats and is an ideal foundation for care, behaviour and welfare careers with cats as well as for those wanting to set up their own boarding catteries.
AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification
Care of Felines in Catteries (60 GLH)
This unit explores how to promote and maintain the welfare of cats in catteries. It includes information on health checking, methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit also covers administering preventative and prescriptive medications.
Feline Transportation and Handling (60 GLH)
The importance of force free handling and restraint of cats is included in this unit, as well as the use of correct PPE, and minimisation of stress during handling and restraint. This unit also includes information about how to humanely transport cats that are in pain/distress.
Feline Care (70 GLH)
It is essential to understand the correct care of cats when they are in your care. This module includes grooming, first aid treatments and the care and welfare of felines at different life stages, and the importance of neutering.
Feline Anatomy and Physiology (50 GLH)
This unit explores the many complex body processes and functions of the domestic cat including the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal and sensory systems.
Feline Evolution (50 GLH)
This unit investigates the link between evolution and feline behaviour. You will look at different breeds of felines, and how they each have different and individual traits.
Feline Behaviour & Psychology (50 GLH),
When working with cats it's useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology. This unit includes force free behaviour improvement, the human-feline relationship as well as signalling and communication behaviour of cats.
Feline Nutrition (30 GLH)
This unit explores the nutrients that are required by felines, and how the need for different nutrients changes throughout the varying life stages.
Felines and the Law (40 GLH)
The final unit looks at the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines.