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Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition

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Ofqual Code 610/3468/X
Guided Learning Hours 220
Total Qualification Time 250
Start Date Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for 24 months
Study mode Online
Award type Certificate
Assessment Method Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students must provide sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.
Qualification Level 3
Entry Criteria There are no entry requirements for this qualification except for a minimum age of 16. However, it is expected for learners to have working knowledge of at least Level 2.
Credits 25
Units 3

Unit 1

Canine Nutrition

Within this unit, learners will look at the digestive process in canines, and how the provision of different diets can impact their health and welfare. 

Unit 2

Canine Lifestyle Nutrition

Within this unit, learners will explore the nutrition and feeding requirements of canines in different life stages. The unit will also provide knowledge of energy calculations and how to carry these out to ensure the correct nutritional constitution of the diet for optimal health and wellbeing. 

Unit 3

Canine Diet Effects on Behaviour and Welfare

The focus of this unit is the impact that canine diet has on health, behaviour and welfare. This includes common diet related conditions, behaviours related to feeding and the components that may have an impact on health and behaviour. 


About Your Qualification 


The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition has been designed to provide learners with knowledge and information regarding animal digestion along with appropriate feeding and nutrition in canines. 

This Ofqual regulated qualification is designed for learners who are currently working with canines and want to achieve a recognised qualification, or learners who aspire to work with canines. It will also be of interest to those wanting to increase their current knowledge on feeding their own canines. 

The Level 3 Certificate in Canine Nutrition qualification will equip learners with the required skills to work within the industry and will provide a practical working knowledge of nutrition, feeding regimes and the impact of diet on animal health and behaviour. 

Canine Nutritionists

Canine Nutritionists offer dietary advice and diet-based treatment plans for dogs. It is a fascinating subject area and there are many career options open to those who are qualified. 

A Canine Nutritionist’s job can vary depending on where they are working. A typical day may involve a variety of tasks and responsibilities such as: 

  • Meeting pet owners/clients and their dogs 
  • Developing nutritional and diet plans for dogs 
  • Researching and developing ingredients in a laboratory environment 
  • Testing a variety of consumable dog products for the market 
  • Working with veterinary professionals for specific client cases 
  • Conducting and contributing to research studies in canine nutrition 

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