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Canine Handling

The Open College Network Suite of qualifications in Canine Handling have been developed in conjunction with Reaseheath College and have been designed to provide the knowledge and skills for those considering or already working in the professional dog handling or dog care sectors.

Qualifications in the suite cover both general care and handling of dogs and knowledge of how to set up your own canine business. These are:

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Canine Studies - 603/0073/5

This qualification has been designed for those already working or wanting to work in canine training and behaviour or to set up a canine focused business providing training and/or care or boarding services for all classes of canine. 

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Canine Training and Behaviour - 603/0074/7

This qualification has been designed for those working or wishing to work with dogs with difficult or challenging behaviour and to offer practical training for dogs and their owners.

For those who require more specific dog handler training and want to or already are working in the security sector with dogs, then the following qualifications are for you:

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling – Drug Detection Dogs - 603/0075/9

This qualification has been designed to provide specific knowledge and skills for those working with or looking to work with security and search dogs specialising in drugs and illegal substances

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling – Explosives Detection - 603/0076/0

This qualification has been designed to provide specific knowledge and skills for those working with or looking to work with security and search dogs specialising in explosives and explosive devices.

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Professional Working Dog Handling - General Purpose Dogs - 603/0072/3

This qualification has been designed to provide knowledge and skills for those working with or looking to work with general purpose security dogs.

  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Professional Working Dog Handling - General Purpose Dogs - 603/0077/2

This qualification has been designed to provide detailed and specific knowledge and skills for those working with or looking to work with general purpose security dogs.

Units in the suite include:

  • Canine Behaviour and Communication
  • Canine Training, Behaviour and Welfare
  • Understand the training and welfare requirements of professional explosives detection dogs
  • Handling the Proactive Drug Search Dog
In order to deliver these qualifications centres must meet the specified requirements which can be found below in the document Appendix A. Centres must then complete the 'Approval to deliver a qualification form' and email it to l.male@opencollnet.org.uk.
 

 

 Also, please click here to see our popular Dog Grooming Qualifications.


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