Meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Basic Standard requirements
Unit # 1
Care of Felines in Catteries (40 GLH)
Gain the underpinning knowledge required for the care and welfare of felines in catteries. This unit includes information about health checking, methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit studies the administration of preventative and prescriptive medications.
Unit # 2
Feline Handling and Transportation (30 GLH)
Gain the underpinning knowledge about feline handling and transportation. Learn about the principles of safe handling and transport, including the use of equipment and records. The importance of force-free handling and restraint of cats is explored as is techniques that reduce stress during handling and restraint.
Unit # 3
Feline Care (40 GLH)
This unit includes information about grooming, first aid treatments and the care and welfare of felines at different life stages. This unit also includes information about cat grooming techniques.
Unit # 4
Feline Anatomy and Physiology (50 GLH)
This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge covering the anatomy and physiology of felines. This unit explores the many complex body processes and functions of the domestic cat, including the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal and sensory systems.
Unit # 5
Evolutionary Development of Felines (32 GLH)
This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge on how felines have developed from an evolutionary perspective. Gain an understanding of natural feline social behaviours and feline breeds and traits, including the impact on behaviours.
Unit # 6
Feline Behaviour & Psychology (40 GLH)
When working with cats, it’s useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology.
In this unit, students will develop the underpinning knowledge to understand feline behaviour and psychology. Learn about communication behaviour in felines and understand how learning theory is used in training. Students will understand the psychological and physiological factors that contribute to feline behaviour and the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour.
Unit # 7
Feline Nutrition (30 GLH)
This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the importance of nutrition in felines. Learn what the essential nutrients are and their functions to ensure the health and wellbeing of felines. The importance of nutrition at each life stage is also be explored, and the benefits of good nutrition and the impacts of poor nutrition will be analysed.
Unit # 8
Legislation for Feline Law (30 GLH)
The final unit studies the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines. This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the use of legislation in feline care.
minimum student age: 16 years
Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare
The knowledge gained from this feline qualification will broaden career options for working with cats and is an ideal foundation for care, behaviour and welfare careers with cats as well as for those wanting to set up a boarding cattery.
This feline qualification is of value for careers working with cats in a variety of roles including at animal welfare charities, the pet care sector, boarding catteries and at a veterinary practice.
This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the Higher Standard Animal Activities Licensing requirements.
Cat Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification
This qualification will assist anyone wanting to work with cats or any profession within the animal care sector where there is responsibility caring for cats.
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