Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling - General Purpose Dogs
- Age range18+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
The Open College Network Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling – General Purpose Dogs has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to work professionally with a dog in general security and public safety roles by looking at the relationship between the handler and the working dog, the law and ethics of working with dogs and the care and welfare of professional working dogs.
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 the relationship between dog and handler
- Be able to work effectively with specific dogs in different circumstances
- Understand the management and responsibility of owning a working dog
- Understand and act within the law surrounding professional dog handling
- Be able to provide care and training for professional working dogs
- General dog handling skills
- Age range18+
To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling – General Purpose Dogs learners must achieve:
- 18 credits from the mandatory units
Portfolio of evidence and Practical Demonstration/Assignment.
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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