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Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare

    • Level3
    • Credits3
    • GLH25
    • TQT32
    • Age range16+
    • Cost£21.00
Ref: 603/2920/8
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science

About this qualification

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills to look after small animals. They will gain knowledge of first aid that is applied to animals and the welfare needs of animals. ‘Small’ animals refers to domestic animals such as: dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, and similar sized animals.

Objectives of the qualification

This qualification offers learners the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills to look after small animals. They will gain knowledge of first aid that is applied to animals and the welfare needs of animals. ‘Small’ animals refers to domestic animals such as: dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, and similar sized animals.

For further details download the Qualification Specification

Why choose this qualification?

This qualification can be used by those wishing to progress to more specialised work with animals, e.g. dog handlers, dog groomers, pet sitters, etc.

    • Level3
    • Credits3
    • GLH25
    • TQT32
    • Age range16+
    • Cost£21.00
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
Rules of combination

To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare learners must achieve:

  • the 3 credits from the two Mandatory Units
  • no optional units within this qualification
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Resources

We have created learner workbooks, tutor guides and additional resources for centres to use. Please contact your Business Development Manager for further details or our Business Support Team on 01902 624230.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

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 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.

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.
Supporting funding needs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here. 

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For further details and guidance on the various funding streams that relate to our qualifications, please go to our dedicated funding page. 

Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information

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