Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma Animal Welfare Officer
- Age range16+
National Subject Sector: 3.3 Animal Care and Veterinary Science
About this qualification
This qualification has been developed to enable learners to develop the required knowledge to assist with licensing premises under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, in animal care establishments.
Objectives of the qualification
Learners will develop knowledge across a broad range of areas from animal care to legislation and handling animals in pain, fear and distress. Learners will develop the knowledge required to develop their career or complete further study in the area of Animal Welfare, including being an Animal Welfare Officer.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
This qualification can be used by learners to gain employment in the sector with local councils or progression to further study in animal care and welfare.
- Age range16+
To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma Animal Welfare Officer learners must achieve:
- 37 credits from the Mandatory Units
- no Optional Units in this qualification
There are no specific entry requirements to access this qualification, bar the minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years.
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- A Level 4 qualification in in an animal care related subject and relevant, current
experience in the animal care sector.
- 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 welfare.
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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