Proficiency Award in Animal Care


Course CodeVAG028
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award
  

Become a Professional Animal Carer


If you already know your discipline and industry, you have a head start on being a successful animal care specialist. This course is designed to "top up" the skills you already have; giving you expanded skills you can offer employers or clients; and new ways of applying the knowledge you already have in an industry you already know.

Add training or health concepts and practical skills to your existing skills, to broaden business opportunities or attractiveness to employers. You don't need to commit to a degree to be an Animal Care Professional Many Animal Care professionals are in fact not qualified at all Success in Animal Care comes by having up to date, useable skills; good networking (contacts with industry) and being sensitive to the needs of owners and their pets.

What is a Proficiency Award? a type of “specialist” certificate; a way of topping up an existing degree or diploma with professional training that gives your employablilty a quantum leap forward; designed to provide a qualification to reflect “knowledge or skills” in a specialised area.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award in Animal Care .
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 19 modules.
 Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
 Animal Health Care VAG100
 Bird Keeping (Aviculture) BAG108
 Dog Care BAG105
 Horse Care I BAG102
 Pet Care AAG100
 Animal Behaviour BAG203
 Animal Diseases BAG219
 Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
 Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
 Cat Psychology and Training BAG222
 Dog Psychology and Training BAG221
 Goat Production BAG223
 Horse Care II BAG204
 Natural Health Care for Animals BAG218
 Poultry BAG208
 Sheep BAG210
 Animal Breeding BAG301
 Horse Care III BAG302
 

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award in Animal Care is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.



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Dr Robert Browne

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Anna Jones

Human Biology graduate, with post grad MSc in Equine Science. Tutor with ACS for a decade; in addition to time spent in managerial, research and lecturing positions elsewhere. She also has over a decade of practical animal management experience.
Dr. Gareth Pearce

Veterinary scientist and surgeon with expertise in agriculture and environmental science, with over 25 years of experience in teaching and research in agriculture, veterinary medicine, wildlife ecology and conservation in the UK, Australia and New Zealand
Alison Pearce

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