Animal Care Certificate

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Important information

  • Course
  • Distance learning
  • Bangalore
  • 110 hours of study
Description

1. Welcome 2. History and pet ownership 3. Safety, welfare, health and hygiene 4. Anatomy and physiology 5. Animal first aid 6. Dogs 7. Cats 8. Horses and ponies 9. Birds 10. Fish 11. Snakes and Lizards 12. Tortoises, turtles and terrapins 13. Insects and amphibians 14. Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice 15. Ferrets and pole cats 16. Rabbits and Guinea pigs 17. Chinchillas 18. Wildlife.
Suitable for: The Animal Care course is a great starting point for a career as a animal Technician.

Important information Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Bangalore
HM Symphony, Kasavanahalli Road, Bangalore, 560035, Karnataka, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Animal Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Course programme

Animal Care
NCFE & EDL Certificate
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A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Professional Certificate in Animal Care. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Animal Care course is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Professional Certificate in Animal Care course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Do you want to be a responsible pet owner? Working in the pet care industry? Are you interested in teaching your children how they should look after their pets? Then this course is for you. It covers all the key aspects of ownership from choosing a pet, preparing the house, training, grooming and health for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles.

This specially commissioned course is designed to provide you with all the basic skills and knowledge to enable you to successfully understand the care which a wide range of animals need. From horses to hamsters, from parrots to pole cats, we cover all the key issues that you, as an animal enthusiast, are likely to need to know to ensure that the animal thrives in a happy, hygienic and suitable environment. We also tell you how to protect yourself from what could be dangerous circumstances so that neither the animal nor you are hurt.

Just have a look at the detailed module listing below to see how comprehensive this course is. We are confident that whatever your specific interest you will find the course as a whole stimulating and informative.

COURSE KEY TOPICS
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1. Welcome
2. History and pet ownership
3. Safety, welfare, health and hygiene
4. Anatomy and physiology
5. Animal first aid
6. Dogs
7. Cats
8. Horses and ponies
9. Birds
10. Fish
11. Snakes and Lizards
12. Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
13. Insects and amphibians
14. Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice
15. Ferrets and pole cats
16. Rabbits and Guinea pigs
17. Chinchillas
18. Wildlife

HOME STUDY SUPPORT
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You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

COURSE ASSESSMENT
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This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by NCFE & EDL as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

COURSE DURATION
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We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Animal Care course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Professional Certificate in Animal Care in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.

HOME STUDY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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All Students must be 16 years of age or above. Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent.

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Animal Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

COURSE FEES
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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Animal Care home study course is Rs. 34,954, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 27,963 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also avail a 10% discount if you opt to pay in 50/50. You can enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 15,729 and one payment of Rs. 15,729 next month.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of Rs. 13,981 and then 4 equal payments of Rs. 5,243 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

COURSE QUALIFICATION
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NCFE Level 2 Animal Care Certificate
EDL Professional Certificate in Animal Care

This is a dual certification course. Successful Learners will be awarded an international qualification from NCFE and a professional Award from your college EDL. Fees for both are included in the course fee.

A Professional Certificate in Animal Care will improve your career opportunities, job prospects and provide a foundation for further education not only in India but in the US, Australia the UK and the rest of Europe.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by experienced educational professionals and is quality assured by NCFE and EDL.

The NCFE certificate will list the following units that you will have achieved:

Understand the importance of making a good choice of animal as a pet
Recognise the key issues relating to safety, welfare, health and hygiene
Recognise the relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology
Understand the importance of the correct animal first aid procedures
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after dogs
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after cats
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after horses and ponies
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after birds
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after fish
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after snakes and lizards
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after tortoises, turtles and terrapins
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after insects and amphibians
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after ferrets and pole cats
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after rabbits and Guinea pigs
Recognise the principal aspects of looking after Chinchillas

About NCFE
More than 150 years of Vocational Awarding, NCFE can trace their record of working with colleges and other providers back to their founding organisation...

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
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Animal Technician
Animal technicians are responsible for the care and welfare of animals used in medical and veterinary research. Some are also involved in experimental work. As an animal technician, you would be in day-to-day contact with the animals - mainly mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs, but also sometimes other types such as monkeys, dogs, cats and farm animals. You would carry out routine tasks including: providing food and water for the animals and organising special diets if necessary carrying out regular observations and health checks making sure that animals are clean, comfortable and behaving as expected keeping up high levels of hygiene controlling heating, lighting and humidity monitoring the animals' weight and growth. With experience, you could also be involved in setting up scientific studies and breeding animals. You would need to follow strict legal controls, which are in place to make sure animals used in research are well-looked after and humanely treated.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
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Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Professional Certificate in Animal Care home study course and earn your award:

1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
2. A full range of student services, including:
Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
Guide to Effective Study Techniques
How to approach exams without fear
3. An NCFE Quality Assured Certificate upon course completion.
4. An EDL Professional Certificate upon course completion.
5. One year educational support by e-mail, post, or fax.
6. Free postage and packaging

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS COURSE
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Q. Is there a word count for my assignments?
No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions.

Q. Is there a final exam at the end of the course?
No, your qualification is awarded on successful completion of your assignments.

Q. What if I receive the course and I feel I can’t do the course?
That’s not a problem. As long as you call us and send the course back within 7 days, we will give you a full refund.

Q. Do I get any help with the course?
You will have full tutor support for 12 months from the date you received your course. You can e-mail or post any queries you have to your tutor.

Q. Is there any further reading I have to do?
Everything you need to complete the course is included. However, any further reading you may do will be beneficial.

(SEE COURSE BROCHURE FOR FULL FAQS)

FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
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If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

WHAT TO DO NOW?
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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.

Step Three: Within 10 days your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.

That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.

Additional information

Comments:

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Professional Certificate in Animal Care home study course is Rs. 34,954, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only Rs. 27,963 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.


Work placements:

Animal Technician


Contact person: Student Support Team

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