Animal welfare level 4

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Animal Welfare is the study of the ethics involved in the care, farming and conversation of animals. If you are interested in working with this animals and would like to learn more about current legislation, consider this course from Open Study College. The Animal Welfare Level 4 course provides a detailed insight into Animal Welfare and develops your understanding of it from legislative, ethical, commercial and agricultural angles.

This course is conveniently designed for home study, so you can study whenever and from wherever you would like. The course will take approximately 120 hours to complete and will be assessed through a series of written assignments. There is no time limit to complete the requirements, so you can work at your own pace. You'll also have access to friendly, experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and level 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-Level).

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Lena Finch
What I would highlight I have studied with Open Study earlier and all my mentor assistance was great and compassionate towards my mental health and dyspraxia. This year I have opted for Level 4 animal welfare and the staff over the phone helped me to arrange for an alternative way of payment as I could not go for instalment plan due to my health issue. They allowed me to pay whenever I could. All in all, a great open learning college, well structured and considerate staff.

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What you'll learn on the course

Animal Care
Dairy Farming
Animal transportation
Animal Welfare
Marine Welfare
Codes of Practice
Welfare Legislation
Protecting Coral Reef
Legislative Acts
The Five Freedoms

Course programme

  • Unit 1: Animal Welfare Legislation
    • Legislation
    • Ethics: thinkers and theories
    • Legislative Acts
    • Codes of Practice
    • The role of welfare organisations
    • The Five Freedoms
    • Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights
    Unit 2: Animal Welfare in Related Commercial Businesses
    • Animal welfare in veterinary practice
    • Animal boarding establishments licence
    • Animal breeding
    • Pet shops
    Unit 3: Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
    • Welfare legislation for farmed animals
    • Welfare of pigs in the European Union
    • Dairy farming
    • Animal transportation
  • Unit 4: Welfare in Animal Collections
    • Legislation for animal collections
    • Rare and endangered species
    • Laws on transportation of animals
    • Assessing wild animal welfare
    • Welfare of bears
    • Welfare of elephants
    • Welfare of wolves
    Unit 5: Animal Welfare and UK Wildlife
    • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
    • The UKs protect mammals
    • Badger culling
    • Dormouse decline
    • Endangered birds
    • Bat conservation
    Unit 6: Marine Welfare and Conservation
    • Protecting the marine environment
    • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
    • Shark welfare
    • Whale welfare
    • Coral reef endangerment
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    ASSESSMENT This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. COURSE DURATION You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

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