Small Animal Studies Diploma Level 3

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QEL Code: 783

QEL Code783
CPD60
Estimated Study Time60 hours
Start DateAnytime
Study modeOnline
Award typeDiploma
Assessment MethodShort answer questions to confirm your knowledge

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Course fees £499

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Unit 1

The Animal Body and Nutrition

The first unit of the Small Animal Course studies the anatomy and physiology of small animals and the requirements of the small animal digestive system. Learn how the digestive system is structured to meet its function and about feeding in terms of what to feed small animals & why such food is correct.

Unit 2

Rabbit & Guinea Pig Care and Welfare

Learn about the care, behaviour and welfare of rabbits and guinea pigs. This comprehensive unit explores the essential aspects of care, behaviour, environmental enrichment, health checks and welfare. This unit studies how to provide the best possible environment for rabbits and guinea pigs; from accommodation to the need for expression of natural behaviour.

Unit 3

Care and Welfare of Hamsters, Rats and Mice

Learn about the care, behaviour and welfare of hamsters, rats and mice. This comprehensive unit explores the essential aspects of care, behaviour, environmental enrichment, health checks and welfare. This unit studies how to provide the best possible environment for hamsters, rats and mice; from accommodation to the need for expression of natural behaviour.

Unit 4

Care and Welfare of Gerbils, Jirds and the Degu

Learn about the care, behaviour and welfare of gerbils, jirds and degus. This comprehensive unit explores the essential aspects of care, behaviour, environmental enrichment, health checks, welfare and more. This unit stuides how to provide the best possible environment; from accommodation to the need for expression of natural behaviour.

Unit 5

Care and Welfare of the Chinchilla and the Chipmunk

Learn about the care, behaviour and welfare of chinchillas and chipmunks. This comprehensive unit explores the essential aspects of care, behaviour, environmental enrichment, health checks, welfare and more. Learn how to provide the best possible environment; from accommodation to the need for expression of natural behaviour.

Unit 6

Care and Welfare of the Ferret

Learn about the care, behaviour and welfare of ferrets. This comprehensive unit explores the essential aspects of care, behaviour, environmental enrichment, health checks, welfare and more. Learn how to provide the best possible environment for ferrets; from accommodation to the need for expression of natural behaviour.

Small Animal Care and Welfare Diploma Level 3

The Small Animal Course provides valuable information for those wishing to work or volunteer with a variety of small animals.

It is also suitable for owners of small animals who want to provide the best care and environmental enrichment, and so alleviating the boredom for animals kept in confinement.

This is a comprehensive course that exploers the general care, behaviour & welfare of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, gerbils, jirds, degus, chinchillas, chipmunks & ferrets.

Small Animal Care and Welfare Course

This training is relevant for anyone wanting to work or volunteer hands-on with animals, for example in an animal charity, pet shop, as an animal care assistant, Animal Inspector, animal welfare officer and more.