This course has been designed specifically for those looking to pursue a career as a professional pet care or vet assistant. Delivered entirely online, the curriculum will cover a range of topics to improve participants’ skill range including an introduction to animal care, basic treatment for dogs, cats, birds and freshwater fish.
Pet care is highly popular as pet owners are always on the lookout for trustworthy and reliable pet carers. Pet owners want the best care for their pets, and it has to be the right person that their pet will get along with, trust and engage with. Pet owners prefer one to one attention and a pet carer is usually able to provide this service.
The course was approved under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means we have undergone an external quality review to ensure that the company and the courses it provides meet specified quality standards. The Certificate in Pet Care at QLS Level 3 will give you the confidence and skills to start your pet care service successfully. Once qualified, you will have the opportunity to progress further in the animal care industry.
This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
- Learning Outcomes
- Access Duration
- Who is this course for?
- Entry Requirements
- Method of Assessment
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- Progression and Career Path
- Gain a clear understanding of the job role of a pet carer and what it entails.
- Learn of the responsibilities of a pet carer.
- Learn how to run a successful pet care business.
- Learn how to turn your passion into a successful career.
- Have a sound understanding of birds and freshwater fish.
- Learn how to read the body language of cats and dogs.
- Learn about dog and cat behaviour.
The course will be delivered directly to you, and from the date you joined the course you have 12 months of access to the online learning platform. The course is self-paced, and you can complete it in stages at any time.
- Animal lovers
- Pet carers
- Dog sitters
- Animal care workers
- Learners should be over the age of 16
- Have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy
In order to complete the course ‘Certificate in Pet Care at QLS Level 3’ successfully, learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.
Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Certificate in Pet Care at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
Once you successfully complete the 'Certificate in Pet Care at QLS Level 3’ course, you will gain a qualification that will prove your skills and expertise in Pet Care. With this qualification you can further expand your knowledge by studying related courses on this subject, or you can go onto get a promotion or salary increment. You have the chance of landing a great job such as given below:
- Pet carers
- Dog sitters
- Animal care workers
|Celebrity Mentor Series: Dr Kate - Animal Health Care|
|Celebrity Mentor Series: Dr Kate – Meet Your Tutor||00:00:00|
|1. Introduction to Your Tutor|
|Celebrity Mentor Series: Dr Kate – Introduction|
|Celebrity Mentor Series: Dr Kate – Pet Care|
|2. Introduction to Animal Health|
|Introduction to Animal Care – Slides|
|Introduction to Animal Care – File download|
|Introduction to Animal Care – Test|
|3. How to Care for Dogs and Puppies|
|Provide Basic Care for Domestic Dogs – Slides|
|Provide Basic Care for Dogs – File download|
|Caring for your Domestic Dog – Test|
|4. Taking Care of a Cat|
|Caring for Your Domestic Cat – Slides|
|Caring for Domestic Cats – File download|
|Caring for Domestic Cats – Test|
|5. How to Give Basic Care for Birds|
|Provide Basic Care for Birds – Slides|
|Provide Basic Care for Birds – File download|
|Provide Basic Care for Birds – Test|
|6. Basic Care of Freshwater Fish|
|Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish – Slides|
|Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish – File download|
|Provide Basic Care for Freshwater Fish – Test|
|7. Taking Care of Rodents and Rabbits|
|Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits – Slides|
|Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits – File download|
|Provide Basic Care for Rodents and Rabbits – Test|
|8. How to Care for Reptiles and Amphibians|
|Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians – Slides|
|Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians – File download|
|Provide Basic Care for Reptiles and Amphibians – Test|