Who is the course for?
All ages, in paid employment.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
Capable of completing level 2 maths and English as determined by diagnostic screening.
What will I study on the course?
UK and EU Animal related legislation, current legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, Codes of Practice and ethics relevant to the workplace and the health and welfare of animals, the species/breeds specific to your role and common characteristics, signs that indicate potential problems with animals health and welfare and the actions that should be taken. The types of basic medication, routes of administering medication, safe handling and disposal of medication. Animal first aid, urgent, ongoing and preventive care. Accommodation and environment requirements that are suitable and safe for animals. The use of different cleaning materials and equipment, feeding, watering and basic nutrition and characteristics of foodstuffs. how to safely approach/handle/restrain/move animals.
Pathway options are: Animal Interaction and Handling, Rehoming; Movement and Transportation; Operational/Reception Duties; Breeding; Zoos, Aquaria and Exotics; Working Dog Handler; Wildlife Rehabilitation, Veterinary Care Support.