Introduction to Animal Care
Learning more about proper animal care is a skill that can take you far in life.
Not only does it give you the tools you need to properly care for your own pets, but it also gives you the foundation you need for an incredibly rewarding career in the animal care field.
Everyone from breeders and dog walkers to animal shelter volunteers can benefit from more knowledge about caring for the animals in their lives.
This course gives you an overview of what goes into proper animal care.
We begin by talking about care as it applies to household pets, such as cats and dogs. This module gives you tips and strategies you can use when you need to handle your pet, in order to keep them comfortable and at ease. The first module also discusses the Animal Welfare Act as it relates to domestic animals.
Our second module goes into detail about farm animals and other types of livestock, discussing applicable legislation and giving you an overview of environmental and dietary needs.
You Will Learn:
- How to safely handle domestic animals
- Why it is important to do your own research on your specific animal’s needs
- The relevant pieces of UK legislation relating to animal care and welfare
- The difference between providing for a household pet and providing for a farm animal
- The types of food common farm animals consume
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Learning more about the housing and nutritional requirements of various animals can help you become better prepared for animal guardianship
- Understand more about the work that goes into caring for a household pet or livestock
- If you work with animals or are interested in pursuing a career in that field, this course gives you a solid foundation you can build from
- If you are thinking about adopting or fostering a pet, you can learn about the legal and ethical requirements animal owners have
- If you are passionate about animals, you can learn more about existing rights and protections
Who can take the Introduction to Animal Care Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 2 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 2 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 2 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Animal Care Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 1.25 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.