Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does each course take?

There is no time pressure and you study entirely at your own pace. Each module takes an average of 1 month to complete.

Can I study more than 1 course at a time?

Yes, many of our students choose to do this and this is absolutely fine.

Do I have to start with Level 1 before doing a Level 3 course?

Most of our courses are set at Level 3 as this is the accepted entry level for study; Level 1 is very basic and intended for junior students and there is no need to first complete Levels 1 and 2.

What is the course Level equivalent to?

Our 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. Please click on this link to see a comparison table for the various levels.

Are Animal Jobs Direct courses accredited?

Yes, Animal Jobs Direct Education Centre offers various Ofqual Approved Qualifications and has been Approved and Accredited by the following National Awarding Bodies: City & Guilds, Lantra, ABC Awards, AIM Awards, ASDAN and OCN. 

Accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous quality assurance requirements of a national awarding organisation.

I live abroad, can I enrol and study a course?

Yes, our courses can be studied from anywhere in the world.

How much do your courses cost in other currencies?

We can't respond to individual requests for course prices in different currencies and we suggest student's use the currency converter website for the latest conversion rates.

I don't know which course to choose!

There are many different career options working with animals, our Working and Volunteering with Animals ebooks are packed with unique information. These are available to purchase and download.

Can I see some testimonials from previous students?

Yes, we have many student reviews, please click on this link to see a few recent reviews.

Do I have to attend a college to do these courses?

No, our courses are studied from home and there is no need to travel to attend a college. We do have several practical courses if you prefer studying in this way.

Will these courses help me to get a job?

We cannot guarantee that they will lead to employment but they will certainly enhance your CV and give you an improved chance of finding the work you are looking for. Upon completion of a course, we suggest that students visit our Job Board where you can upload your CV and search for the latest vacancies. We are dedicated to assisting students every step of the way and will assist in any way possible.

Will I need a work placement as part of my course?

Most of our courses do not require students to have a work placement. The only exception to this is our Animal Nursing Certificate as this course requires a placement for the final 4 units. 

Do I have to buy books?

No, all study materials are included in the course fee and are sent to you by email as PDF documents. There are no additional costs.

What are the course start dates?

Some of the regulated qualifications we offer have set start and end dates and these are displayed on the course pages. For all the other courses, you can start studying at any time convenient to you. Simply click on the 'enrol now' button and once you have paid your enrolment fee, we will assign you a tutor and get you started on your studies.  Students have 2 years to complete a course.

Are there payment options?

Some of our courses have instalment payment options that allow you to spread the cost of your studies. If a course has instalment payment options, this will be shown clearly on the course page.

Am I eligible for course funding?

It is possible that you may be able to get assistance with funding your studies, please click on this link for more information.

What is your refund policy?

You may cancel your order up to 14 days after purchase. Please click here to see our refund and privacy polices.

Do you have term dates?


2019 Term Closure Dates   

Easter: 12 April - 29 April 2019.

Summer: 5 August - 27 August 2019

We are closed during these dates, if you would like work marked around these periods, please be sure to submit your work in good time before the shut dates.

The Animal Jobs Direct team have years of experience working in animal care and welfare and we are experts in our field. Please get in touch if you have any further questions about any of our courses or if you have a suggestion for more frequently asked questions.