Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Canine Studies
- Age range18+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Canine Studies has been developed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career working in the canine care and welfare sector, offering services such as canine grooming and day or boarding care.
Objectives of the qualification
This qualification can be used flexibly to meet learner needs. Depending on the context of the learning and the needs of each individual learner, the qualification can:
- Prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
- Prepare learners for employment
- Support a role in the workplace
- Encourage engagement in learning
Why choose this qualification?
This qualification has been designed to enable learners to:
- Understand Canine Nutrition
- Provide a Dog Grooming Service
- Understand Canine Anatomy and Physiology
- Set up a Small Canine Business
- Provide Professional Care and Boarding Facilities
- Age range18+
To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Canine Studies learners must achieve 24 credits:
- 6 from the Mandatory units
- Remainder from the Unit Group B
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- Have recognised professional qualifications to work with animals for example:
- BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare or equivalent qualification
- Appropriate vocational qualifications such as KCAI, APDT or equivalent.
- Evidence of relevant industry 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 sector.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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