Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training
- Age range16+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
This qualification has been designed to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of assistance dog training. It provides the underpinning knowledge for learners to assess a dog’s support needs using formal reports and action plans.
Objectives of the qualification
Learners will understand how dogs learn and adapt to change. Learners will also understand techniques to promote learning for dog training. Learners will understand aspects of caring for canines including the kennelling of canines. Learners will develop the knowledge to understand the law underpinning the care and training of dogs. Learners will be able to develop the skills required to assess and train dogs for Assistance Dog Training (ADT) work.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
Learners will be able to progress into employment within the Assistance Dog Trainer sector, including charities and voluntary organisations. They will also be able to progress
onto a higher-level subject specialist qualification such as Open College Network West Midlands suite of Canine qualifications at Level 4,5 and 6.
- Age range16+
To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training, learners must achieve:
- 42 credits from the Mandatory Units
- No optional units
It would be beneficial if learners had some prior experience of handling dogs.
Portfolio of evidence/Practical assessment.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- Level 4 or higher qualification within an animal care related subject.
- A UK recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification.
- At least one year’s meaningful practical experience in working within the subject area of animal care and/or welfare with assistance dog training experience.
Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):
Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:
- Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
- Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in the animal care subject sector area.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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