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Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation

Ofqual Code .
Qualification Level 3
Enrolment will be valid for You have 24 months to complete your course.
Study mode Online
Start Date Anytime
Entry Criteria You don't need any prior knowledge or experience, however, you will need to be aged 16 or above to enrol.
Assessment Method Online theory assessment at the end of each unit.
Units 2
Award type Award - 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.
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Course Description

The Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation consists of two units that cover companion animal transportation and the requirements of animals during transport. Learners will have the opportunity to study humane restraint and handling techniques for a range of companion animals. The qualification covers important information on how to reduce stress in companion animals during transportation and how to appropriately handle and transport companion animals experiencing fear, pain and distress. The qualification covers the relevant legal requirements of transporting companion animals.


Unit 1

Unit 1: Practicalities of Transporting Companion Animals

This unit focuses on understanding the responsibilities involved with transporting companion animals. Learners will study the procedures for humane restraint and handling and look at how to reduce stress during companion animal transportation. Learners will also study the appropriate handling and transport methods for companion animals in fear, pain and distress.

Unit 2

Unit 2: Meeting Animal Needs During Transportation

This unit examines the needs of animals during transportation. Learners will understand the responsibilities of the driver when transporting companion animals on long and short journeys. The unit will provide learners with relevant knowledge on the legal requirements of transporting animals.

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Animal Transportation Legal Requirements

When transporting animals, the welfare and safety of the animals in your care is of paramount importance. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 sets out the duty of care that owners and keepers have to ensure that the animals in their care have their needs met.

The Act states that animals need:

  • A suitable environment and place to live
  • A suitable diet
  • To exhibit normal behaviour patterns
  • To be housed with, or apart from, other animals (if applicable)
  • To be protected from pain, injury, suffering and disease

Anyone who does not provide for an animal's welfare needs may:

  • Be banned from owning animals
  • Face an unlimited fine
  • Be sent to prison for up to 6 months

The Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation will ensure that you have an understanding of the legal requirements and responsibilities of safely transporting companion animals.

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