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Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation

Ofqual Code 610/3808/8
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 Variety of in-depth assessments for each unit
Units 2
Award type Award
Credits 10
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.

About Your Qualification

The Level 3 Award in Companion Animal Transportation has been designed to provide learners with the competencies and level of understanding needed to safely transport animals. Learners will gain knowledge to ensure that companion animals are safe and unharmed during transportation, all in line with current regulatory requirements. This Ofqual regulated qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and over, who are passionate about working with animals or for those learners wishing to formalise their learning within animal transportation.


Unit 1

Unit 1: The Needs of Companion Animals During Transportation

Learners will understand the importance of evaluating the environmental requirements for animals before conducting a transfer and the impacts if this is not managed correctly. The content will explore the required duties of drivers when transferring animals and evaluate both the physical and emotional wellbeing requirements of a companion animal. This unit also includes information on the laws relating to the transportation of animals. 

Unit 2

Unit 2: Transporting Companion Animals

Learners will understand the process of managing animals throughout the transferring process, including how to decrease tension. Learners will explore the roles required when transferring a companion animal and they will learn the correct techniques to hold and transfer animals who are tense, scared and injured. 

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Animal Transportation

Transporting companion animals requires a combination of logistical skill, animal care knowledge, and interpersonal skills to ensure that animals are safely and comfortably moved from one location to another while keeping their owners informed and reassured. 

Considerations during animal transportation:

  • Animal Behaviour: Transporters must be adept at handling different animal temperaments and behaviours, ensuring minimal stress during transit.
  • Health and Safety: Ensuring the well-being of animals is paramount, which includes monitoring for any signs of illness or discomfort.
  • Regulations: Staying compliant with local and international transport regulations and requirements.
  • Customer Service: Providing excellent service to pet owners and caretakers, addressing any concerns or questions they might have.

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