Feline Care and Behaviour Award

Level 2

Feline Care and Behaviour Award Level 2

Key Information


Course Level

Start Date



Study Mode




Up to 2 years



Ofqual regulated qualification

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

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Course Fees



Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4154/3


Meets the Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) Basic Standard requirements



Unit 1

Feline Behaviour and First Aid

When working with cats, it is essential to understand feline behaviour, particularly in stressful environments. It is useful to be able to advise cat owners why their cat may displaying certain behaviours and how to deal with different behaviours. The second part of this unit will give the learner a good knowledge of the first aid procedures that are carried out if a cat is involved in an accident or sustains an injury.

Unit 2

Feline Health and Welfare

This unit provides students with a good grounding in cat health and how to identify signs of ill health and students will learn about nutrition for cats and particularly for geriatrics and kittens. This second part of this unit explores the subject of environmental enrichment and how providing a suitable environment for cats, has a huge impact on their sense of well being. This unit also includes information about the importance of good hygiene - essential in preventing the spread of disease. 

minimum student age: 16 years 

Feline Care and Behaviour Course

The Level 2 Award in Feline Care and Behaviour is relevant for learning more about basic cat behaviour and welfare.
This Ofqual regulated qualification covers recognising and avoiding problem behaviour, recognising and interpreting feline body language and understanding the needs of cats.


On completion of the two units, learners will understand how to provide for a cat’s basic needs and prevent common health problems. 



Feline Care and Behaviour 

Do you own or work in or own a Boarding Cattery,  Pet sitting, or other related Cat Care Business?

Defra has recently introduced a significant change with the Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations 2018. 
This new legislation applies as from 1st October 2018 and affects boarding  catteries, cat breeders and cat pet sitting businesses.
Licensing requires clear evidence of knowledge and experience or a minimum of an Ofqual regulated level 2 qualification in a relevant subject. New regulations take effect on renewal of the license for an existing business. All new businesses will need to comply with the new Animal Activity licensing regulations. This Ofqual regulated qualification meets the new licensing requirements.