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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare (RQF)

  • Turn your passion into your career
  • Provide exceptional care to dogs of all shapes and sizes
  • Work in the pet-care sector, charities or animal welfare roles
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of canine behaviour
  • Learn the best practice approaches to canine welfare 
  • Develop a strong understanding of proper canine training
  • Learn the best practice approaches for canine law and handling

A Canine Care Worker’s primary objective is to provide quality care for dogs. This includes exercising, feeding, bathing and grooming them. As well as being up to date with animal law, legislation, and best practises.

It’s a fantastic career move if you wish to combine your love for dogs with your professional ambitions. You can interact with all sorts of dogs, play with them and observe their behaviour.

Keeping a record of any information needed that impacts on the animal's overall health. You’ll analyse the animal to identify any noticeable illness that may require further care.

Canine Care Workers can also train animals to respond to commands. They may even specialise in training animals for work in security or with people with disabilities.

Canine Care Work is an extremely rewarding career for those who love dogs. You’ll use your expertise in animal welfare to ensure the health and safety of the animals you work with.

To be an Canine Care Worker you need to be in good physical condition to interact and handle dogs. As well as being prepared for irregular hours and shifts. Dogs require care 24/7, so you need to be flexible with your time.

There’s the opportunity for employment in a range of sectors such as pet-stores, animal charities or veterinary clinics.

Canine Care Work requires a lot of understanding to properly care for dogs. You’ll need in-depth knowledge in a range of topics such as behaviour, handling, law and learning theories.

A diploma related to animal welfare can help you develop the expertise you need to seek employment.

Getting qualified shows potential employers your genuine interest in animal care, even without previous experience. As well as giving you the confidence and understanding needed to actively pursue a fulfilling career in animal care work.

A Canine Care Worker’s primary objective is to provide quality care for dogs. This includes exercising, feeding, bathing and grooming them. As well as being up to date with animal law, legislation, and best practises.

It’s a fantastic career move if you wish to combine your love for dogs with your professional ambitions. You can interact with all sorts of dogs, play with them and observe their behaviour.

Keeping a record of any information needed that impacts on the animal's overall health. You’ll analyse the animal to identify any noticeable illness that may require further care.

Canine Care Workers can also train animals to respond to commands. They may even specialise in training animals for work in security or with people with disabilities.

Canine Care Work is an extremely rewarding career for those who love dogs. You’ll use your expertise in animal welfare to ensure the health and safety of the animals you work with.

To be an Canine Care Worker you need to be in good physical condition to interact and handle dogs. As well as being prepared for irregular hours and shifts. Dogs require care 24/7, so you need to be flexible with your time.

There’s the opportunity for employment in a range of sectors such as pet-stores, animal charities or veterinary clinics.

Canine Care Work requires a lot of understanding to properly care for dogs. You’ll need in-depth knowledge in a range of topics such as behaviour, handling, law and learning theories.

A diploma related to animal welfare can help you develop the expertise you need to seek employment.

Getting qualified shows potential employers your genuine interest in animal care, even without previous experience. As well as giving you the confidence and understanding needed to actively pursue a fulfilling career in animal care work.

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AVERAGE
SALARY AFTER
COMPLETING

Entry Level Salary

£16k

Average Level Salary

£20k

Experienced Level Salary

£25k
£20k You can earn
an average of
£20,000 a year

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Make a Difference to Dog's lives

Dogs require an experienced and qualified hand, make a difference and get a career you love!

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This nationally recognised Level 3 qualification will get you ready for employment and will enable you to stand out amongst your competition.

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Complete Your Course in 12 to 18 Months!

You can complete your Level 3 qualification in as little as 12 - 18 months and fit it around your real-world commitments.

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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn the essentials of canine care
  • Confidently be able to apply the knowledge gained to real-life scenarios
  • Develop or enhance existing skills in canine care, behaviour and welfare
  • Complete the course within 6 months
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

Overview

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma has been developed by animal care professionals. Designed in collaboration with employers within the canine care sector, this course is perfect for those seeking employment in the canine care profession.

The knowledge you gain will allow you to explore opportunities in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice. 

You will gain a wealth of knowledge on canine care, exploring behaviours, training and legislation, all designed to help you start your new career. 

Your passion for animals paired with the knowledge gained from this course can lead you to an exciting new profession.

This course consists of 7 units. 

Unit 1: Canine Law

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn current legislation surrounding dogs
  • Understand how laws can impact dog ownership and care
  • Study the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Familiarise yourself with the Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Learn about the new Animal Activity Licensing legislation 2018

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Explore the role of evolution within canines
  • Learn about the origin of the Canis Familiaris
  • Study natural canine social behaviour
  • Examine breed traits and characteristics

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn about the essential PPE required when working with canines
  • Study the principles of safe, controlled and force-free handling 
  • Describe a range of techniques for dog walking
  • Learn how to approach dogs in many different situations
  • Identify correct equipment for catching and containing stray dogs

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the concept of canine dominance
  • Learn the theories of canine training
  • Explore force-free behaviour improvement solutions
  • Study punishment in canine training

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand canine body language
  • Explore common canine behavioural issues
  • Learn the signs and causation for stress and aggression in canines

Unit 6: Canine Care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Learn basic canine first aid
  • Understand canine grooming techniques
  • Study positive stewardship
  • Explore the whelping process
  • Identify the development stages for puppies

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the causes, transmission and prevention of canine disease in kennel and canine care settings.
  • Understand safe kennel entry and exit management
  • Learn the importance of environmental enrichment in kennels, day care and home boarding settings
  • Identify and recognise safe kennel play
  • Study how to safely manage canines in home or day care environment

All your study materials will be accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on our world-class online learning platform.

This gives you the ability to learn wherever and whenever you want - on your terms, around your other commitments.

Add on our industry-leading 2 year career support and your dream career is closer than you think!

Get one-to-one help with your CV from our team of expert careers advisers and make sure you are interview ready!

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