Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare
- Age range16+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
This qualification has been developed to give learners information about feline health, care, behaviour and welfare. The qualification is suitable for meeting the higher standard for licensing catteries following the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
Objectives of the qualification
Learners will develop a broad range of knowledge on feline care, from care of felines in catteries to evolutionary development of felines, and feline nutrition.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
This qualification can be used to enable learners to gain the knowledge to obtain employment in organisations providing feline care, behaviour and welfare. It will also enable progression to further study within this subject area, including progression to higher education including Animal Welfare and Animal Science qualifications. Learners may also progress to the higher standard of licensing in catteries.
- Age range16+
To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare learners must achieve:
- 37 credits from the 8 Mandatory Units
- no optional units within this qualification
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- A Level 3 qualification in teaching in the area of animal care and/or feline care or equivalent experience.
- A UK recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification.
- At least a year’s meaningful experience in working within the subject area of animal care and/or feline care.
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, documented experience of working in or assessing qualifications in working in animal care and/or feline care.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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