Combined Canine Behaviour Management Diplomas Ofqual Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6

Combined Canine Behaviour Management Diplomas  Levels 4, 5 and 6

Pay in full £4700

Instalments £210 x 24 mthly payments 

Key Information

Ofqual Codes



Course Levels








3, 4, 5 and 6

3 - 4 Years


Online and Practical: 

Entrance Criteria: The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age. 

Ofqual regulated qualification

This qualification meets the Defra Higher Standard Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) requirements

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Course Fees


Instalment Option 


£210 x 24 monthly instalments

This package of Ofqual approved Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 qualifications are suitable for working as a qualified Canine Behaviourist.

Thes qualifications consists of theory and practical training and are split into 4 parts and includes 10 practical training days.  Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1,730 hours

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Practical Training
Part 1

Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare  Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4610/3   


This qualification studies the care of canines in kennels & dog day care/dog boarding, canine welfare, first aid, training, behaviour, handling, transportation, legislation and grooming.  Guided Learning Hours: 370

Unit 1

Canine Law


This unit studies the implications of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as well as new Animal Activity Licensing  legislation that came into force in October 2018. Learn about the current legislation surrounding dogs and how laws can impact dog ownership and care.

Unit 2

Canine Evolution

This unit studies the role of evolution, ethology, the origin of canis familiaris, natural canine social behaviour and breed traits. 

Unit 3

Canine Handling and Transportation


This unit studies force-free handling and transportation, including force free equipment and PPE for working with stray and kennelled dogs.

Unit 4

Canine Learning Theory


Learn about the effects of the outdated dominance theory and recogne how to use learning theory to train dogs in a force free manner.

Unit 5

Canine Behaviour


This unit studies canine body language and common signs of stress and aggression, including how stress can escalate into aggression.  Gain an understanding of body language signs and signals, unwanted behaviour that may arise and the signs of stress and aggression.

Unit 6

Canine Care


This unit studies canine first aid, grooming techniques, stages of development in puppies including the whelping process. Learn how to care for the different life stages from puppies to senior dogs.

Unit 7

Care of Canines in Kennels & Dog Day Care/Dog Boarding


Learn about disease transmission and prevention and  appropriate welfare measures for kennels, dog day care and dog boarding environments.  This unit includes information about  safe entry and exit management, essential PPE and the importance of environmental stimulation for dogs.

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Practical Training

minimum student age: 18 years 

Applied Canine Behaviour Management 


The Ofqual approved Level 6 qualification for working as a qualified Canine Behaviourist. 


Consists of 4 parts split into 37 theory units and  includes 10 intensive practical training days.


Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1,730 hours.


This qualification is equivalent to a degree with honours - ie, Bachelor of the Arts (BA) Hons, bachelor of science (BSc) Hons.


The qualification meets the Defra Higher Standard Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) requirements.

Applied Canine Behaviour Management Course 

Graduates who complete the Level 6 qualification can apply for membership to:

The Association of INTODogs - as a full member - Certified Canine Behaviourist. As a full member of INTODogs, students have accredited Canine Behaviourist status 

Graduates who are members of the Association of  INTO Dogs  can apply to the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and  gain accredited Animal Behaviourist status.

Graduates can also gain professional membership of the Pet Professional Guild.

Students enrolled on this Ofqual regulated qualification are eligible to apply for a TOTUM Student Card

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Canine Behaviour Course 

This package combines 4 Ofqual regulated qualifications consisting  of theory and practical training. The theory is studied online with full tutor support, on an interactive learning platform (Moodle). With practical training interspersed throughout the course students gain valuable experience with a variety of dogs; this training is highly enjoyable and an essential part of the qualification. 

This Level 6 qualification is regulated & officially recognised by Ofqual. Ofqual ensures qualification validity, quality and that the stated Level is correct by qualification standards.  

Undertaking an Ofqual regulated qualification provides assurance that the training is an officially recognised and regulated.  As this is an Ofqual regulated qualification, students can be assured that this Level 6 qualification is equivalent to a degree with honours - for example, Bachelor of the Arts (BA) Hons, bachelor of science (BSc) Hons.