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Practical Animal Course
The Level 2 Practical Animal Care Skills course is a regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework). When achieved, you will gain 20 Credits at Level 2.
This course includes a 1 or 2 week practical placement at an Animal Shelter in Gloucestershire.
This course is suitable for students who want to gain a recognised qualification.
Please contact us if you have your own placement and would like to enrol WITHOUT our practical placement
The welfare of any animal in your care is of the utmost importance, and in your line of work it is imperative you make sure their physical and mental needs are met. The Five Freedoms were originally put together for farm animals to be treated more ethically during transportation for slaughter, but they have since become associated with all animals, domestic or wild. The 5 Freedoms: Freedom from thirst and hunger - by having access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour. Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment. Freedom to express normal behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and sometimes company of the animal's own kind. Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. The 5 Freedoms are the most important parameters you will need to follow to at all times when caring for any animal whether at home or at a workplace. This practical animal care course explores health and welfare of animals, grooming, feeding, watering, cleaning and providing opportunities for exercise.