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

Combined Canine Behaviour Management Diplomas  Levels 4, 5 and 6

Pay in full £4200

Instalments £180 x 24 mthly payments 

Key Information

Ofqual Codes



Course Levels







4, 5 and 6

3 Years


Online and Practical: 

Entrance Criteria: Students will have completed an industry recognised Level 3 qualification in Canine Behaviour or an animal related qualification. 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 


£180 x 24 monthly instalments

This package of Ofqual approved Levels 4, 5 and 6 qualifications are suitable for working as a qualified Canine Behaviourist. These qualifications consists of theory and practical training and are split into 3 parts and includes 10 practical training days.  Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1,360 hours

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

Level 5 Diploma Canine Behaviour Practitioner Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4965/7 


This part explores the following: The emotional and physical needs of dogs and how to apply learning theories in behaviour modification. Genetics, evolution and the latest research findings are also studied:


Guided Learning Hours 394

Unit 1



This unit studies the fundamental principles of evolution, the origin of Canis Familiaris and the process of domestication. Learn about the science of Ethology and behaviourism and their relevance to the domestic dog.

Unit 2

Canine needs 


This unit explores the emotional and physical needs of dogs and how various problems will arise if welfare needs not met.

Unit 3

The internal environment  


This unit studies the behavioural biology of dogs an includes an in-depth look at the role of the brain, various body systems, emotions and medical conditions concerning canine behaviour. The biology of aggression in included in this unit.

Unit 4

The external environment 


Gain a thorough understanding of how dogs learn and how we can change their behaviour using fear free methods.  We cover Clicker training in this unit. 

Unit 5

Multiple canine management 


This unit considers ways of managing multiple canines and looks at some of the problems experienced in a home environment.

Unit 6

Working canines 


Dogs now have many working roles, and this unit considers those working in animal-assisted intervention, assistance dogs and other roles in human society.

Unit 7

Reducing canine stress and anxiety


Stress and anxiety often underpin many unwanted behaviour problems. This unit takes a look at the role of stress and anxiety and strategies to manage and improve welfare.

Unit 8

Normal and maladaptive aggression 


This unit considers the importance of bite inhibition and the risk factors associated with human-dog aggression. This unit studies the various categories of aggression and functionality, and takes an in-depth look at canine communication.

Unit 9

Measuring behaviour 


Learn how to use essential tools for data collection, understand how to use a functional analysis and how to create a learning environment for dogs.

Unit 10

Working with aggression cases 


This unit considers the principles and ethics of working with aggressive canines and the role of the behaviour practitioner.

Unit 11

Canine behaviour change  


This unit studies the principle components of a behaviour change programme. Learn about the application of learning theory in behaviour cases and how to ensure a successful behaviour modification plan.

Unit 12



Practical Training:  Some of the subjects covered during the practical training days:


Recognising the emotional state of canines


Analysing potential gait problems by analysing canine movement


Creating a connection with an individual dog


Handling using force and fear-free methods


Assessing the correct method of training for a particular dog


Teaching loose lead walking


Part 3
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 3 parts split into 30 theory units and  includes 10 intensive practical training days.

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1,360 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 qualification consists of theory and practical training and splits into 3 parts. 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.