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Animal Welfare (Level 4)

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Typology Course
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 120h
Duration 12 Months
Start Different dates available
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  • Distance Learning
  • 120h
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

If you have a love of animals and are interested in their well-being, then you will love our Animal Welfare home study course. It covers a wide range of topics and will provide you with a great insight to animal welfare in the UK. Develop your understanding of Animal Welfare within a wide range of contexts.

Course Highlights

Animal Welfare is the study of the ethics involved in the care, farming and conversation of animals.
This course covers the legal, ethical, commercial, agricultural and conservational aspects of Animal Welfare.
From marine life and elephants in the wild to ethical farming in the UK, this course provides maximum coverage of welfare topics for different animals and their habitats.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Key Topics The Animal Welfare (Level 4) course is divided into six units: Unit 1: Animal Welfare Legislation Unit 2: Animal Welfare in Related Commercial Businesses Unit 3: Animal Welfare for Farm Animals Unit 4: Welfare in Animal Collections Unit 5: Animal Welfare and UK Wildlife Unit 6: Marine Welfare and Conservation

· Requirements

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 Animal Welfare 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.

· Qualification

NCFE Level 4 in Animal Welfare

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Tracy Cassidy
4.0 06/04/2015
What I would highlight: I am a big animal lover so when i left school, i enrolled on a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care. Unfortunately, i was not sure of which route to take which resulted in me working many years in jobs for the sake of having a job - not something that i would love to do. I decided that i would like to work for myself and that\'s when i decided that in order to fulfill my dream of working with animals and owning my own business, i would enroll on this Dog Grooming Diploma. I have found this course to be very interesting and i have enjoyed working on it. It has definitely given me the confidence to gain the hands on experience i need in order to start up on my own
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Dairy Farming
Animal Care
Animal Welfare

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Course programme

Animal Welfare

How is the course structured?

This Animal Welfare (Level 4) course is divided into six units:

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

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Animal Welfare home study course is £436.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £349 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 £87.25 and then 4 equal payments of £87.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Online Version : £349
Paper Version : £369

Additional information

Career opportunities: Animal Technician, Pet Care Professional and Veterinary Assistant

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