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Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

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The Animal Welfare Act in England places a legal obligation for those working with or keeping animals to care for them properly. The animal care sector is expanding, currently employing 200,000 people in the UK in more than 20,000 businesses in areas as diverse as farming, breeding, animal grooming, zoos, wildlife establishments, animal training and animal welfare enforcement. This qualification provides vocational learning experience for those who wish to move on to employment or further study in animal care, in how to correctly maintain the health, safety and welfare or animals including key skills such as understanding animal behaviour, moving and handling animals, feeding and washing, identifying hazards and understanding and encouraging natural behaviour.

Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Animal Care New! 1 9 81
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Animal Care 1 32 278
OCNLR Level 2 Award for Canine Hydrotherapy Assistants New! 2 12 40
OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy New! 3 30 96
OCNLR Level 4 Award in Canine Hydrotherapy New! 4 12 32
OCNLR Level 4 Diploma in Canine Hydrotherapy New! 4 37 88