Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma Level 5

Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma Level 5

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Key Information

Code

Course Level

Duration

TQT

Credits

Study Mode

Practical Dates

1st weekend

2nd weekend

3rd weekend 

Ofqual 603/4965/7

5

Up to 2 Years

496

54

Online/Practical


17th & 18th October 2020

13th & 14th March 2021

19th & 20th June 2021


Entrance Criteria: Students will have completed an industry recognised Level 4 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an animal related qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age. 

Ofqual regulated qualification

This qualification meets the Defra Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) requirements

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Course Fees

£1800

Instalment Option

£1900

£190 x 10 monthly instalments



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Unit 1

Evolution 

 

This unit explorex the fundamental principles of evolution, the origin of Canis Familiaris and the process of domestication. Gain an understanding of the science of Ethology and behaviourism and their relevance to the domestic dog

Unit 2

Canine needs 

 

Learn about the emotional and physical need of dogs and the role humans play in the development of unwanted behaviour. This unit also explores the subjects of appropriate play and exercise and positive socialisation.

Unit 3

The internal environment 

 

This unit  takes in depth look at the role of the brain, various body systems, emotions and medical conditions in relation to canine behaviour. The biology of aggression is also covered in this unit.

Unit 4

The external environment 

 

This unit considers the role of genetics in the development of canine behaviour. Learn about the implications of the dominance myth and the difference between instinctive and learned behaviour.

Unit 5

Multiple canine management 

 

This unit considers ways of managing multiple canines and looks at some of the problems that may be experienced in a home environment.

Unit 6

Working canines 

 

Many dogs have working roles;  this unit considers those working in animal assisted intervention, assistance dogs and other roles in a human society.

Unit 7

Reducing canine stress and anxiety 

 

Stress and anxiety often underpin many unwanted behaviour problems. This unit takes an in depth look at the role of stress and anxiety and strategies to manage and improve welfare.

Unit 8

Normal and maladaptive aggression 

 

Learn about bite inhibition and understand the risk factors associated with human-dog aggression.

This unit explores the various categories of aggression,  functionality and canine communication.

Unit 9

Measuring behaviour 

 

This unit explores how to use essential tools for data collection. Learn how to use a functional analysis and create a learning environment for dogs.

Unit 10

Working with aggression cases 

 

This unit considers the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines and the role of the behaviour practitioner.

Unit 11

Canine behaviour change 

 

Learn about the principle components of a behaviour change programme. The unit also explores the application of learning theory in behaviour cases and how behaviourists can ensure a successful behaviour modification plan.

Unit 12


Practical training 


This training consists of three separate weekends.  The practical weekends will cover:


  • the emotional state of canines
  • recognising potential gait problems by analysing canine movement
  • creating a connection with an individual dog
  • handling using force and fear free methods
  • assess the correct method of training for an individual dog
  • use force and fear free methods at all times
  • loose lead using force and fear free methods 


Entry Requirements 

Students will have completed an industry recognised Level 4 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an animal related qualification.

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age. 

Canine Behaviour Practitioner Course

 

 

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of canine welfare, behaviour and training. It provides the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to develop a career as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

 

As a part of this qualification, students will need to complete 6 days (36 hours) of Practical Training to develop the skills required to undertake the role of a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

 

This course explores the practical side of behaviour consultations, working with dogs and owners, as well as the main influences on behaviour. The Level 5 qualification forms part of the career path in the dog behaviour field and is essential for those wanting to work with clients and their dogs.

 

We advise completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Canine Behaviour and Training Management before enrolment on this Level 5 qualification.

Successful completion of this Level 5 Dog Behaviourist course will ensure acceptance onto the Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management.

 

 

The Level 5  Dog Behaviour Practitioner Diploma is an Ofqual regulated qualification. It is progression from the  Level 4 Dog Behaviour, Psychology and Training Diploma course.This level 5 qualification is aimed at those who wish to work as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner and is the required entry for our Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management.

 

This qualification is set at Foundation Degree level.

As well as a level 4 qualification, you will also need a good level of English and Maths for entry. 

This  qualification includes three practical training weekends. Please note, attendance on the three practical training weekends on the dates listed below is compulsory. 

 

Progression Routes:  

Students will be able to progress into employment within the animal care sector. They will also be able to progress onto a Level 6 Applied Canine Behaviour Management qualification or other relevant, higher study.

 

Entry requirements: 

Students will have completed an industry recognised Level 4 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an animal related qualification. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age. 

 

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This Dog Behaviourist Diploma course has been designed for those who want to work with dogs in the areas of behaviour and training. This course looks at the practical side of behaviour consultations, working with dogs and owners, as well as the main influences on behaviour.

Successful completion of this Level 5 qualification will ensure acceptance onto our highly sought after Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management. Students will learn about the emotional and physical needs of dogs and how to apply learning theories in behaviour modification. Genetics and evolution are looked at in depth, and how physiology can influence and affect behaviour. The course includes a look at the latest research and developing techniques that can be incorporated into a behaviour modification plan and various case studies.


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