Canine Studies (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Canine Studies. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Canine Studies is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Canine Studies course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is perfectly suited for those with an interest in dogs, either in an employment capacity, or simply for pleasure. This course can be used by those who have a specific interest in this field or by those who wish to use it in a professional capacity. The aim of the course is to develop the students understanding and form the basis for further study at a higher level. The Level 3 Diploma in Canine Studies will be awarded to those students who pass the final online examination.
This level 3 qualification provides students with a wide range of topics that form a foundation to learning about aspects of the canine species. These units have been selected so that the student can develop their underpinning knowledge within this field of study. By developing their understanding through reading and research the student will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate this understanding.
What Could I Do After Taking This Canine Studies Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Pet Behaviour Counsellor. Pet behaviour counsellors advise pet owners on dealing with general control issues and problematic behaviour with their pets.
If you have experience of handling and training animals, and you can develop good working relationships with their owners, this could be the job for you. In this job you will need to be a good communicator. You will need to be patient in your approach to your work. You will also need to be tactful when offering feedback to pet owners.
Pet behaviour counsellors are usually self-employed and charge for each consultation. Charges can range from £85 to over £250.*
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Canine Studies course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
- Animal Studies (Level 4)
- Animal Studies (Level 5)
- Animal Psychology (Level 4)
- Animal Psychology (Level 5)
- Veterinary Support Assistant (Level 3)
Your Canine Studies (Level 3) Course:
This course can be used by those who have a specific interest in this field or by those who wish to use it in a professional capacity. The aim of the course is to develop the students understanding and form the basis for further study at a higher level.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Canine Studies (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 in Canine Studies course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
- Module 1 - Introduction to Canine Studies
- Module 2 - Canine Anatomy and Physiology
- Module 3 - Nutrition
- Module 4 - Canine Diseases
- Module 5 - Canine Health and Veterinary Care
- Module 6 - Canine Genetics
- Module 7 - Reproduction
- Module 8 - Behaviour Part 1
- Module 9 - Canine Behaviour Part 2
- Module 10 - Working with canines
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Canine Studies and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Canine Studies Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Canine Studies Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Pet Behaviour Counsellor
Pet behaviour counsellors advise pet owners on dealing with general control issues and problematic behaviour with their pets including: inappropriate noise, such as excessive barking aggression towards people or animals destructive behaviour toileting issues chasing livestock, cars or cyclists phobias. As a pet behaviour counsellor most of your work is likely to be with dogs or cats. Your tasks would include: taking referrals from vets holding consultations in your own centre, in veterinary surgeries or in owners' homes talking to the owner and observe the animal to get details of the problem analysing the nature of the problem and the likely causes drawing up a behaviour-modification programme for the owner to follow keeping in touch with owners to check progress adapting the modification programme if necessary. You might also offer an animal training service. You are likely to be self-employed, organising your own tax and insurance, and doing all the administrative tasks involved in running a business.
Find out more about the Job Role for Pet Behaviour Counsellor .
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Canine Studies home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 in Canine Studies course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Canine Studies
This first unit of the Diploma in Canine Studies course will go through how the dog has changed over time, through its ancestors and the story of domestication. The first unit will provide students with the foundation knowledge required for further studies related to dogs and begin too provide answers to the manner in which dogs behave. The reasons why humans care for them in the way that they do is also examined.
It covers the following:
- Taxonomy - how dogs are classified and categorised and how they fit into the animal kingdom
- The origins of canines, and the various theories as to how they evolved
- The history of domestication of the dog
- The links between dogs and wolves, and the similarities and differences between them
- The ways in which humans used dogs in the past, and the ways in which we continue to use them today, for working purposes and for sport and leisure
Module 2 - Canine Anatomy and Physiology
This unit will cover the anatomy and physiology of canines in much greater detail providing students with an extensive knowledge of their structure.
It examines the main body systems of the dog, including the following:
- nervous system and sensory organs
- endocrine system
- circulatory system
- respiratory system
- immune system
Please note: The digestive system and reproductive systems are not covered within this unit. They will be discussed in more detail within the units on nutrition and reproduction at a later stage.
Module 3 - Nutrition
This section focuses on canine nutrition. Nutrition is more than just eating food, but is the science of food and of nourishing the body. The bodies of all mammals are built and maintained using the nutrients that are consumed in their diet, and dogs are no exception to this, therefore a crucial topic that needs to be considered. In order to maintain healthy physiological systems, and have plenty of energy, dogs must consume a diet containing the correct nutrients in the correct quantities, so a knowledge of nutrition is important for anyone involved in the care of canines to ensure their well being.
This unit introduces the following:
- The structure and function of the canine digestive system
- The particular nutritional requirements of the dog, and understand how the various nutrients affect the functioning of the physiological systems
- A knowledge of the levels of protein and fat in the diet, according to age and lifestyle
- Monitoring the effectiveness of a dog's diet
- The health problems associated with incorrect feeding
- Foods that are poisonous to dogs
- Ailments of the digestive system
Module 4 - Canine Diseases
Diseases can vary considerably in terms of their ferocity, some harmful and obvious, others more subtle. There is an endless list as to the causes and number of diseases that could be potentially harm a canine. They can be divided into two groups; infectious and non infectious.
Not every disease can be covered in detail within this unit. Students will learn about those that are most common and will be introduced to the following areas:
- The disease causing organisms - bacteria, fungi and viruses, and the difference between them
- The main internal and external parasites that affect the dog
- The signs and modes of transmission of the main infectious diseases affecting the dog
- The signs of some degenerative diseases that dogs may suffer from
- Canines can also suffer from genetic diseases which have not been touched upon in this module, they will covered in a later unit.
Module 5 - Canine Health and Veterinary Care
In this unit students will look at how some of the previously mentioned diseases can be diagnosed and treated, and what measures can be adopted to the prevent such diseases from occurring and what can be done to promote good health of the dog and prevent many problems.
The following issues are covered:
- The diagnostic methods and medicines used for a range of canine diseases
- The diagnostic methods, treatment and prognosis for injuries affecting the canine
- The legal restrictions placed upon the veterinary profession and lay people
- The application of First Aid to a dog
- Some of the technological equipment used in small animal veterinary practice
Module 6 - Canine Genetics
This module covers the science of genetics and how the knowledge can be put to use when selecting dogs for breeding. The process of evolution is explained to students and explains how dogs and wolves have naturally evolved over millions of years, due to the process of natural selection to become the creatures that they are today.
By the end of this module, you will have been introduced to:
- The terminology of genetics
- The process by which genes are passed from parent to offspring
- Genetic mutations
- The difference between natural selection and artificial selection
- Theories of evolution
- Some common genetic disorders in the dog
Module 7 - Reproduction
This section focuses on the reproduction process for canines. Following on from the previous unit on the genetics of the dog, this unit looks at how this knowledge can be put to use when choosing suitable dogs and bitches for breeding. It covers the physiology of reproduction and the care of the newborn puppies.
The following topics are examined:
- The reproductive anatomy of the dog
- The reproductive anatomy of the bitch
- The oestrus cycle
- Conception and development of pregnancy
- The process of whelping
- The development of neonatal puppies
- The different methods of insemination - natural and artificial
- Problems associated with pregnancy
- Problems associated with the birth
Module 8 - Behaviour Part 1
The study of canine behaviour and why dogs do the things they do is a massive subject area to study and must be split up into two segments. Canine behaviour encompasses many branches of science, such as biology, neuroscience and psychology. The first half explains why dogs behave in the way they do, and covers normal canine behaviour, and explains how dogs learn what they are taught by their human owners and from their own actions.
The following topics are discussed:
- The similarities and differences between wolf behaviour and domestic dog behaviour
- How genes play a part in behaviour, and the differences between breeds
- How dogs learn, and the different learning theories
- The areas of the brain associated with various aspects of behaviour
- The senses of the dog and how these affect behaviour
- The effects of diet, hormones and health on behaviour
- The effects of previous experience on behaviour
- Stereotypical behaviour
- How the knowledge of how dogs learn can be used during training
Module 9 - Canine Behaviour Part 2
This section looks at problem behaviour in dogs. Anyone with a pet dog, or anyone who trains dogs or wishes to learn more about their behaviour will find this unit of particular interest and very useful.
It will cover:
- The types of behavioural problem that are commonly reported in pet dogs
- Some of the possible reasons why problem behaviour may occur
- Some of the techniques we can use to go about finding out the cause of the problem
- An idea of some of the ways that behaviour can be altered, either through training the dog, changing the owner's behaviour, or by means of veterinary treatment
Module 10 - Working with canines
This last unit of the course takes a look at the canine industry sector. Issues such as working with canines will be discussed including the following areas:
- The various organisations involved with dogs and research
- The types of jobs available working with dogs
- The law with regards to working with dogs
- The laws relating to ownership of dogs
- Running a canine business - the regulations, insurance requirements, presenting a good image to clients or customers
- Setting up a boarding kennels Breeding dogs
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Diploma in Canine Studies home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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