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Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management

Ofqual Code 610/3611/0
Qualification Level 3
Guided Learning Hours 354
Study mode Online
Award type Diploma
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Total Qualification Time 390
Start Date Anytime
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.
Certificate Timeframe On completion of their studies, learners can expect their certification within 6 months 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.
Entry Criteria Learners must be aged 18 or over and are expected to have a working knowledge of at least Level 2 with good working levels of English and Maths.

Unit 1

1. Well-being Laws for Canines and Felines 

This unit has been designed to outline the legislation relating to animal well-being and focuses on managing the environment effectively and efficiently. Learners will acquire essential knowledge related to working within kennel and cattery establishments. Additionally, learners will gain an understanding of the specific information crucial for ensuring the well-being of animals within these settings. 

Unit 2

2. Managing Canine and Feline Environments 

Learners will explore how to successfully manage the running of kennels and catteries, including the responsibilities and duties of all employees working within a kennel or cattery and the significance of documentation within the business of a kennel or cattery. Additionally, learners will study how to highlight sections for development within the business of a kennel or cattery. 

Unit 3

3. Canine Care in Kennel Settings 

Learners will explore common canine illnesses within kennels and will learn various prevention techniques to prevent illness from spreading. Learners will also explore and understand the appropriate ways of entering and exiting a kennel environment, knowing the correct personal protective equipment for being in contact with canines and recognise the significance of a calming atmosphere in kennels and alternative caring environments for canines. 

Unit 4

4. Canine Behaviour and Mannerisms 

Learners will understand the mannerisms displayed by canines and identify familiar behavioural constraints shown. Learners will explore the impact of tension and how this can influence hostility towards others, along with understanding the familiar gestures and reasons for tension and hostility in canines. 

Unit 5

5. Canine Transportation 

This unit covers the personal protective equipment required when in contact with canines within a working environment, this includes moving animals from one area to another. The learners will identify the apparatuses applied for walking, apprehending, and restraining alternative canine breeds in a range of situations. They will outline various canine conditions and how to work alongside these concerns. The learners will develop the skills required to support distressed canines when moving them. Learners will understand the essential legislations connected to moving canines and any apparatus which are required during this. 

Unit 6

6. Feline Care in Cattery Settings 

This unit explores what is required to support the well-being of cats within a cattery. Learners will understand the different types of illnesses commonly found in a cattery and learn the techniques for stopping these from spreading within the setting. Learners will also recognise the well-being of cats in a care environment and know how to appropriately administer medicine along with knowing how to deliver engaging activities for felines. 

Unit 7

7. Feline Behaviour and Mannerisms 

Learners will explore the physical and mental behaviours displayed in felines along with how educational theses are applied throughout training. In addition, learners will explore the effect of the relationship between a feline and a human. 

Unit 8

8. Feline Transportation 

Learners will know how to transport felines safely, which includes the use of equipment and recording documentation. Learners will understand how to decrease the tension within a feline when manoeuvring them and the importance of wearing protective equipment when doing so. 

About your qualification 

The Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management has been designed to provide learners with the essential expertise needed for the effective management of catteries and kennels. This comprehensive qualification equips learners with the knowledge required to supervise and manage the day-to-day operations of catteries and kennels.  

Emphasis is placed on understanding the interactions between canines and felines, ensuring learners are well-versed in appropriate ways to manage behaviour. A crucial aspect of learning involves instilling an understanding of animal well-being and the legal responsibilities governing the treatment of animals. This qualification fosters the development of learners' skills in safely caring for animals within various settings, including kennels, day care, and home boarding. 

This Ofqual approved qualification meets the Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing requirements and is designed for learners of the age of 18 and over, who have an interest towards working in kennels and/or catteries.  

Working as a Kennel and Cattery Manager

Establishments specialising in housing animals, such as kennels and catteries, can be categorised into those primarily focused on providing temporary boarding services for dogs and/or cats, and those dedicated to the rehoming of unwanted or neglected animals. The responsibilities of a Kennel or Cattery Manager are significantly influenced by the scale and nature of the organisation or company. 

The role of a Kennel or Cattery Manager within an animal charity setting differs substantially from that within a private boarding business. In the context of an animal charity, additional responsibilities encompass aspects such as rehoming processes, conducting behavioural assessments, performing health checks, ensuring the overall well-being and enrichment of animals undergoing long-term care, and other related duties. 

In addition, Kennel and Cattery Managers may also be responsible for recruitment, staff training, daily routines, general management and maintaining high standards of care and hygiene throughout the premises as well as dealing with marketing the business and customer care. 

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