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Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Ofqual Code 610/3410/1
Qualification Level 3
Award Type Diploma - Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment. All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.
Guided Learning Hours 350
Study Mode Online
Start Date Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for You have 24 months to complete your course.
Entry Criteria This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above.
Assessment Method Variety of in-depth assessments for each unit
Awarding Organisation SEG - Skills and Education Group Awards
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Unit 1

Canine Legislation


Learners will look at the legislations involved in canine care, including situations when these legislations may be enforced.  

Unit 2

Canine Origins


Learners will be introduced to the concepts of ethology and canine origin, looking at the relationship between breeds and their specific traits.  

Unit 3

How Canines Learn


Learners will examine the use of training methods to reinforce learning. Positive and negative methods are investigated, with learners assessing the impact of both on the behaviour and welfare of canines.  

Unit 4

Canine Behaviour


Learners will explore body language and behaviour signals seen in canines. This includes the causes and signs of different undesirable behaviours and techniques used to modify behaviours. Aggression will also be examined, including how to recognise the signs and situations leading up to aggressive behaviour.  

Unit 5

Caring for Canines


Learners will be introduced to the basics of canine care including first aid, grooming for welfare and whelping. The social development of puppies will be examined along with the positive ownership of canines.

Unit 6

Care of Canines in Settings


Learners will identify the needs of canines when in kennels, home boarding facilities and day care including welfare needs, health needs and emotional needs. Learners will know the risks posed to people working with animals which is vital, and learners will be introduced to these risks and learn how to minimise them.  

Unit 7

Moving Canines Safely


Learners will observe canines in different situations before, during and after handling and moving, to ensure the process is stress free and suited to the situation. Shape 

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Work experience whilst studying the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Is it helpful to gain work experience? 

Work experience is an excellent way to gain valuable practical experience while studying this online theory based qualification. There are plenty of voluntary positions available at local animal care charities and they will be very grateful for your time – a win-win situation! 

Who is the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare designed for? 

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and over who wish to work within the canine care industry. It is suitable for those who are currently working with canines and wish to gain a recognised qualification or for those learners who are new to canine care.  

What do learners who have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare go on to do? 

On completion of this qualification, learners may choose to progress on to employment within a canine care setting. 

Learners could also look to progress within various other regulated qualifications within the animal care sector to expand on their knowledge and experience in animal care further. 

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