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AIM Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Ofqual Code 603/4263/8
Qualification Level 3
Guided Learning Hours 292
Start Date Anytime
Study mode Online
Award type Diploma - Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, 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.
Entry Requirements This course is open to anyone aged 16 and above.
UCAS Points Provided 24
Enrolment Valid For You have 24 months to complete your course.

UCAS Points Allocation

All Level 3 qualifications at Animal Courses Direct attract UCAS Tariff Points, meaning that successful learners can use their qualification as part of their university application process. This is ideal for anyone looking to study a degree or continue their training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

Each Level 3 course is allocated a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, ranging from 8 points to 48 points depending on the course. If you are keen to advance your academic career, then our Level 3 qualifications can play a big part in your progression.



Unit 1

Care of Felines in Catteries (40 GLH)

Gain the underpinning knowledge required for the care and welfare of felines in catteries. This unit includes information about health checking, methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit studies the administration of preventative and prescriptive medications.

Unit 2

Feline Handling and Transportation (30 GLH)

Gain the underpinning knowledge about feline handling and transportation. Learn about the principles of safe handling and transport, including the use of equipment and records. The importance of force-free handling and restraint of cats is explored as is techniques that reduce stress during handling and restraint.

Unit 3

Feline Care (40 GLH)

This unit includes information about grooming, first aid treatments and the care and welfare of felines at different life stages. This unit also includes information about cat grooming techniques.

Unit 4

Feline Anatomy and Physiology (50 GLH)

This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge covering the anatomy and physiology of felines. This unit explores the many complex body processes and functions of the domestic cat, including the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal and sensory systems.

Unit 5

Evolutionary Development of Felines (32 GLH)

This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge on how felines have developed from an evolutionary perspective. Gain an understanding of natural feline social behaviours and feline breeds and traits, including the impact on behaviours.

Unit 6

Feline Behaviour & Psychology (40 GLH)

When working with cats, it’s useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology.

In this unit, students will develop the underpinning knowledge to understand feline behaviour and psychology. Learn about communication behaviour in felines and understand how learning theory is used in training. Students will understand the psychological and physiological factors that contribute to feline behaviour and the impact of the feline-human relationship on feline behaviour.

Unit 7

Feline Nutrition (30 GLH)

This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the importance of nutrition in felines. Learn what the essential nutrients are and their functions to ensure the health and wellbeing of felines. The importance of nutrition at each life stage is also be explored, and the benefits of good nutrition and the impacts of poor nutrition will be analysed.

Unit 8

Legislation for Feline Law (30 GLH)

The final unit studies the Animal Welfare Act and other related legislation specific to felines. This unit will equip students with underpinning knowledge of the use of legislation in feline care.

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare

This qualification will assist anyone wanting to work with cats or any profession within the animal care sector where there is responsibility for caring for cats.

Who can study this Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare qualification?

Anyone over 16 and capable of studying at Level 3 can undertake this online Cat Behaviour and Welfare Qualification.

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