Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Feline Care, Welfare and Behaviour
- Age range16+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
This qualification has been designed to provide knowledge and understanding in the care, welfare and behaviour of domestic cats.
This qualification can provide entry to employment as a care assistant in a veterinary, grooming or shelter environment, as well as providing an excellent starting qualification for those looking to work with domestic cats in a home or breeding environment.
Objectives of the qualification
Learners will develop skills in working with felines of all ages and will understand their care and welfare needs as well as behavioural signals given by domestic cats. Learners will be able to provide suitable enrichment, feeding and general care to meet the welfare needs of a range of domestic felines.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may progress to other Level 2 qualifications in animal care, welfare and behaviour, or they may progress directly onto a Level 3 qualification in Canine Care and Welfare.
- Age range16+
To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Feline Care learners must achieve:
- 9 credits from the Mandatory Units
- no optional units in this qualification
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- A recognised Level 3 teaching/training and/or assessing qualification.
- Demonstrable experience of working with domestic felines in a care and welfare role or teaching role.
- Either demonstrative experience of delivering courses with similar content.
- A relevant qualification covering the care, welfare and behaviour of domestic felines.
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 animal care and welfare.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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