News New Animal Care Course



New animal care course
4th January 2021

By Karen Pickwick

Animal Courses Direct has introduced the most accessible Animal Licensing Activity Qualification in the UK.

The newly-launched Ofqual Regulated Qualification Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare meets the DEFRA Animal Licensing Activity Regulations in the UK and is ideal for individuals who want to become qualified to work in the animal sector.

The course focuses on achieving and maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare for a range of small animals and pets, including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and reptiles. Learners will uncover the five key welfare needs – dietary, environmental, behavioural, social and health care requirements – for several species of small animals.

It also explores roles of different UK-based welfare organisations including, the RSCPA, Dogs Trust, Cats Protection and several local charities. This will enable learners to identify when there is an animal welfare issue, how to identify poor care and so appropriately alert the correct animal organisation accordingly.

Another important aspect of the course covers the importance of animal care and welfare legislation, providing details on the Animal Welfare Act 2006. This provides the essential knowledge for animal professionals and businesses, and covers the aspects of banned and controlled animal activities and the legal requirements for caring for animals in the UK.

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