Animal Care Level 2

£320.00

For responsible pet owners and anyone already working in the pet care industry who wants to improve their knowledge.

No previous experience needed to take this distance learning Animal Care course but clearly a love of, and keen interest in, animals is essential.

This course covers all the key aspects of ownership from choosing a pet, preparing the house, training, grooming and health for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles.

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Description

Animal Care Course at Level 2

  • Course code: ANC02
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
  • Award achieved: Certificate of Achievement by ABC
  • Awarding body: ABC

This course covers all the key aspects of ownership from choosing a pet, preparing the house, training, grooming and health for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles.

 

Course Content

Unit 1 History and Background

  • Domestication
  • The classification system
  • How to choose the right pet

Unit 2  Safety, Welfare, Health & Hygiene

  • Safety
  • Transfer of diseases from animals to humans
  • Correct handling methods and methods of restraint
  • Hygiene of an animal’s sleeping area
  • Pests and parasites

Unit 3  Anatomy and Physiology

  • The skeletal and muscular systems
  • The digestive system
  • The circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • The respiratory system
  • The nervous system

Unit 4  Animal first aid

  • Handling and transport of injured animals
  • Basic examinations
  • Shock and its signs
  • Wounds, burns and fractures
  • How to administer medication

Unit 5  Dogs

  • Different breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 6  Cats

  • Breeds and body types
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 7 Horses and ponies

  • Anatomy
  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition
  • Housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming, shoeing and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 8 Birds

  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition and generalcare
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 9  Fish

  • Housing and general care
  • Types of fish
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 10 Snakes and lizards

  • Housing and general care
  • Types and their requirements
  • Common diseases

Unit 11  Tortoises, turtles and terrapins

  • Characteristics and anatomy
  • Housing and general care
  • Hibernation
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 12 Insects

  • Handling
  • Housing
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Beetles, centipedes and millipedes
  • Frogs and toads

Unit 13 Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

  • Housing and general care
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 14  Ferrets, pole cats

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 15 Rabbits and guinea pigs

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • BehaviourGrooming and general care
  • Breeding
  • Common diseases

Unit 16 Wildlife safety

  • Types
  • Injuries
Qualification Information

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UKDLP Ltd. has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UKDLP Ltd. to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method of Study

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

 

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment
Course Length Information
Tutor Support

Additional information

Study Method

Paper Manual, Online

Paper based courses are only available for UK deliveries. Online courses are available for UK and International students. Dismiss