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Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare

Ofqual Code 610/3471/X
Qualification Level 2
Guided Learning Hours 20
Start Date Anytime
Study mode Online
Award type Award
Course Access Enrolment will be valid for 24 months
Assessment Method Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students must provide sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.
Entry Criteria There are no entry requirements for this qualification except for a minimum age of 16. However, it is expected for learners to have working knowledge of at least Level 1.

Click below to download our guide to Canine Behaviour Award L2

Download our guide to Canine Behaviour Award L2

Unit 1

Canine Health Care


Learners will recognise the essential requirements needed to aid health in canines. Learners will identify common health issues linked with canines and understand various methods to try and help prevent these issues from occurring. 

Unit 2

Canine Training and Behaviour 


Learners will acknowledge and recognise the usual behaviour in canines. They will identify how to help welfare and behaviour concerns, which occur through canines everyday regime and relevant training, from occurring. 

About Your Qualification 

The Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare has been designed to provide learners with knowledge and information regarding basic canine care and welfare. Learners will explore specific behaviours in canines such as aggression and stress. Learners will gain knowledge on how to provide care and create a calming atmosphere for animals in their care.  

This Ofqual approved qualification is relevant for anyone who would like to learn more about basic dog behaviour. This is a foundation dog behaviour qualification suitable for dog owners, dog walkers and sitters, dog daycare operators and those wishing to explore a career in dog training and behaviour. 

Related Qualifications

We have plenty of related qualifications for you to move onto after achieving this award qualification in canine care. If you want to further your knowledge and understanding of canine care and behaviour then we have the option of further study right the way up to Level 5 to qualify as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner

Alternatively, you may become interested in learning more about canine massage or treating dogs with canine hydrotherapy. We also have very popular dog grooming qualifications available and even one on pet photography

Whatever your future plans might be, we’re sure to have a qualification to suit you! You can contact our friendly enrolment team who will be happy to talk you through your career options.  

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