This Animal Care Diploma course through the Open Study College in the United Kingdom offers a variety of courses for people who want a career with animals.
I first learned of the courses while I was in England but the training can be useful whether or not you are in the UK.
There are two diplomas that you can earn and the course content covers the following animals: cats, dogs, horses, birds, rabbits, reptiles and amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice.
The course is comprised of seven different modules and requires 130 hours of study with no limit on when it can be completed. The modules are:
Module 1: Cats
Module 2: Dogs
Module 3: Horses
Module 4: Birds
Module 5: Rabbits
Module 6: Reptiles and Amphibians
Module 7: Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Mice
You will be assigned a series of written assignments, which will are submitted to and marked by your tutor but no external examination is required.
Distance learning is becoming standard for a variety of reasons and the NCFE Diploma in Animal Care course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work.
Students will receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail or email and students can start this course at any time.
There are two options from this course are the Animal Care Diploma which certifies you so you can add the “SAC Dip” after your name and the ASET Level 3 Animal Care Award Certificate.
ASET means it will be independently accredited at a level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.