Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Animal Assisted Intervention
- Age range16+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to work with animals providing Animal Assisted Interventions and Animal Assisted Therapies to a range of groups and individuals with varying degrees of physical and mental disabilities and impairments.
Objectives of the qualification
With units covering the History of Animal Intervention, the Use of Animal Intervention and the Legal Requirements, learners will be equipped to be employed in animal assisted intervention roles, or to work for themselves providing services direct to clients.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
Learners may progress to higher level qualifications in animal and/or canine care or may progress directly into employment.
- Age range16+
In order to achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Animal Assisted Intervention learners must achieve:
- the 37 credits from the Mandatory unit group M
Learners will have completed an industry recognised Level 4 qualification in Canine Behaviour or a related qualification.
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- A relevant up-to-date teaching qualification at Level 4 or above.
- A level 4 qualification in canine training, welfare and behaviour or related subject, or demonstrable professional experience of working in the animal and canine care sector.
- Demonstrable experience of working in/providing Animal Assisted Interventions and Animal Assisted Therapy.
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 canine care, welfare, behaviour and training.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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