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The Animal Care – Level 3 Course is ideal for animal lovers who want to learn more about the best ways to care for a wide range of animals. The course covers a variety of different animals and is designed to give students a good understanding of key topics such as common diseases, health treatments, inoculations, and good animal welfare practices. The course is suitable for pet owners, but could also be beneficial for those working with animals in professions such as dog walker, kennels worker or veterinary assistant.

This Level 3 Course covers similar content to the Level 2 Course but the subjects are covered in more detail and the assignments will be of a more difficult standard.

On successful completion of this course, students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.

This home study course is split into the following Units:

Unit 1 – History and Background

This unit covers the biological and cultural development of domesticated animals throughout history, including the creation of species classifications, and the practice of selective breeding.

Unit 2 – Safety, Health and Hygiene

This unit covers the important health, safety and hygiene practices that are necessary for the proper care of animals. It also introduces learners to a variety of common diseases, infections and other afflictions that can result from poor animal health, safety and hygiene.

Unit 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the key features, and differences, in animal physiology, going all the way down to a cellular level.

Unit 4 – Animal First Aid

In this unit, students will learn about the basic skill required to administer emergency first aid to animals across a number of scenarios. This includes breathing problems, burns, shock, broken bones, cuts and lacerations, and much more besides.

Unit 5 – Dogs

This unit focuses on domestic dogs and their particular needs. This includes common canine diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 6 – Cats

This unit focuses on domestic cats and their particular needs. This includes common feline diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 7 – Horses and Ponies

This unit focuses on domestic horse species and their particular needs. This includes common equine diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 8 – Birds

This unit focuses on domestic fish and their particular needs. This includes common aviary diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 9 – Fish

This unit focuses on domestic cats and their particular needs. This includes common aquatic diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 10 – Snakes and Lizards

This unit focuses on domestic snakes and lizards, and their particular needs. This includes common reptile diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 11 – Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins

This unit focuses on a domestic tortoise, turtle and terrapins, and their particular needs. This includes common reptile diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 12 – Insects and Amphibians

This unit focuses on domestic insects (such as tarantulas) and amphibians (such as frogs), and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 13 – Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice

This unit focuses on domestic small rodent species and their particular needs. This includes common rodent diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 14 – Ferrets and Pole Cats

This unit focuses on domestic ferrets and polecats, and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 15 – Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

This unit focuses on domestic rabbits and guinea pigs, and their particular needs. This includes common diseases and their treatments, as well as more general care needs, such as grooming, feeding and cleaning.

Unit 16 – Wildlife

This unit looks not at domesticated animals, but at wildlife. Learners will discover the vast differences between caring for domesticated animals and dealing with wild animals in their natural environments.

Unit 17 – Animal Welfare

This unit covers the various animal welfare groups and organisations in the UK and worldwide, and walks learners through the various pieces of law and legislation on animal welfare that have an effect of those who care for animals.

To find out more about this Animal Care – Level 3 Course visit course provider website.


Course Provider Distance Learning Centre
Course Fee £342.00
Course Delivery Paper Based Materials
Course Duration 140 Hours (Self Study)
Website Link Training Providers Website
Phone Number 0845 129 7238
Country United Kingdom
State/Province England
distance: 551 Miles
Address Distance Learning Centre Swaledale 4 Coaley Lane Newbottle Houghton le Spring Tyne & Wear DH4 4SQ United Kingdom
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