Working with Animals
These qualifications have been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to work with animals.
About this subject area
These qualifications cover a wide range of occupations for people wanting to work directly with animals, from working in a pet shop to training assistance animals such as therapy dogs.
Qualifications for managers of kennels and training in the areas of animal welfare and zoo keeping also feature in this varied subject area.
Follow the links below for more information about each qualification.
In order to deliver this qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Specification) and complete the Qualification Approval Application Form (QAF).
This qualification has been developed to enable learners with experience in licensing premises under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, to gain a formal qualification.
This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge regarding companion animal transportation.
This qualification is suitable for those working in the pet care industry, or those wanting to pursue a career in this area.
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.
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.
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.
This qualification has been developed to enable learners to develop the knowledge required to manage kennels and catteries.
This qualification has been developed to give learners a broad overview of the topics that they may come across in zoos, from the development of zoos to how keepers provide day-to-day care for the animals, using effective record keeping and communication skills.