Animal Care Level 3

This level 3 animal care course will give you a fantastic foundation of skills and knowledge to launch a career caring for creatures great and small.

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Overview

Did you know that jobs involving animals provide some of the highest levels of career satisfaction? Our furry friends have the power to make us smile when we’re feeling sad, and bring us immeasurable joy and comfort. What could be more rewarding, therefore, than a career dedicated to taking good care of them?

Throughout this online animal care course, you’ll study animal welfare legislation, explore the history of domestic animals, and the benefits of pet ownership. As pet owners have a legal duty when looking after animals, you’ll learn about some of the laws they must follow, and familiarise yourself with health and safety in animal care. You’ll also gain a comprehensive understanding of animal anatomy and physiology.

Level 3 animal care will provide you with an excellent foundation of knowledge from which to pursue a career within the industry, or to move on to higher education. If you’re aiming to become a veterinarian or work in veterinary nursing, it’s an excellent place to start. Best of all, you’ll study animal care in your own time, at your own pace – ideal if you’ve work or family commitments.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Unit 1 - An introduction to animal care and legislation

In the opening unit, you’ll discover how domestic animals such as dogs have evolved alongside humans over thousands of years, along with how owning and taking care of a pet can help keep our bodies healthy. You’ll examine the factors to consider when choosing an animal, before moving on to relevant animal welfare legislation it’s important you’re familiar with, and the five main welfare needs of animals.

Unit 2 - Unit 2 - The principles of animal biology

If you’ve a desire to work in animal care, it’s vital that you’re familiar with relevant anatomy and physiology, which you’ll cover in detail in this unit. You’ll study the structure of animal cells and tissue, the different types of cells that are found in animals’ bodies, along with typical blood, bone, and musculoskeletal composition. You’ll also learn about animal bodily systems, such as the nervous and the respiratory, and how they work in different species.

Unit 3 - Unit 3 - Microbiology and health

Next, it’s time to move on to the fascinating area of microbiology, along with how infection and disease can be spread and prevented. You’ll also learn about basic animal health and care, including the importance of microchipping, along with a range of diseases that are common in dogs and cats. Importantly, you’ll also discover the key hygiene principles when working with animals.

Unit 4 - Unit 4 - Caring for cats and dogs

Working in animal care, you’ll spend a great deal of time with cats and dogs, so it’s important to be familiar with how to care for them. In unit four, you’ll learn about their nutritional needs, and how they may need to be altered for puppies and kittens, as well as pregnant dogs and cats. Next, you’ll discover how to restrain animals in a safe manner, the importance of regular grooming, and the differences in the coats of a variety of cats and dogs.

Unit 5 - Unit 5 - Caring for other animals

By now, you’ll be a master at caring for cats and dogs, so it’s time to move on to the care needs of other animals commonly kept as pets, such as birds, fish, and reptiles.

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Awarding Body

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, and work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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By opting to study one of our online beauty courses, you’ll not only be able to schedule your learning around your commitments or when you’re the most productive, but you’re also likely to qualify more quickly than if you attended a traditional school.

Many of our home beauty courses come with the option of purchasing all the tools you’ll need to really bring your study to life. Our learning advisers can tell you more.

If you opt to study with us, there’s a good chance you’ll join many of our other students who had a 20% higher pass rate than the national average.

That’s because our courses are designed to adapt to your learning style and pace, and we provide unlimited tutor support as you need.

Why study Animal Care with Oxbridge?

Sadly, the traditional routes to education have left loads of people with memories of stress and pressure. Learning shouldn’t be like that. It should be fun and fulfilling, and that is precisely what we strive to offer at Oxbridge.

Whatever online animal care course you opt for, you’ll get access to top-quality learning materials, including online quizzes, videos and e-books, all of which have been carefully put together by our course developers.

In addition, we’ll connect you with an experienced personal tutor, who will be available to help out whenever you need it. We’re proud of our exceptionally high pass rates and would love to help you fulfil your passion and land your dream job too.

Can I study Animal Care from home?

Distance learning courses, or home learning courses, provide you with the same experience as you would benefit from in a classroom environment; but with the flexibility to best suit your needs at home.

When you enrol on one of our online animal care courses, you’re safe in the knowledge that we are a trusted and experienced course provider. You will receive outstanding support whilst learning with us. Our friendly and experienced tutors are available every step of the way. We pride ourselves on a very high standard of courses, reflected in our excellent pass rates.

Why study Animal Care?

Lots of people dream of working with animals. It can sometimes mean long hours and can be physically and emotionally demanding, especially if you are working alongside animals that have been abused or neglected. However, job satisfaction is high, and the benefits from having a personally fulfilling career make all the hard work more than worthwhile!

Oxbridge hosts a range of accredited animal care courses, so whether you want to be a veterinary support assistant, dog groomer, zoologist or something else, there will be an online course to help you on your way. If you don’t know which route is the right fit for you and your goals, then speak with one of our learning advisers.

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