Become a Home Boarder or Pet Sitter – Feline

Pathway Summary
Pathway Details
Fees & How to Enrol

This pathway will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to provide a successful, professional care service to your clients.

By studying best practice home boarding, alongside issues such as transport and health and safety, you’ll be able to provide a professional level of care. This pathway is made up of the following areas of study:

  • Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Home Boarding
  • Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues
  • Transport and Restraint

Category: Feline Subject: Boarding Fees:

£590
or pay a deposit of just £95, followed by 11 instalments of £45

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this pathway. As a general guide, we recommend students looking to take one of our pathways should have some experience in their chosen field. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you want to challenge yourself, our tutors will be on hand to help.

Our Support Promise

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What You’ll Learn

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Home Boarding

Unit 1

  • Basic legislation
  • Licensing
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Records
  • Banking and taxes

Unit 2

  • Signs of health
  • Basic veterinary terminology
  • Methods of restraint
  • First aid
  • Caring for geriatric animals
  • Giving medication

Unit 3 

  • The five freedoms
  • Basic principles of nutrition, utensils and hygiene
  • Identification of breeds and basic grooming
  • General care and management of small companion animals
  • Health problems of small animals
  • Infectious diseases of dogs and cats
  • Disinfectants and disinfections

Unit 4 

  • The management of other small domestic pets
  • Zoonotic diseases

Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues

Unit 1

  • Customer Service and Care
  • Client Distress
  • Personal Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Prevention of Ill Health and Accidents
  • Risk Assessment
  • First Aid
  • Legal Issues
  • Environmental Issues
  • Insurance

Transport and Restraint

Section 1 explains the animals emotions and fear involved in being restrained or moved and the handlers responsibility to ensure the experience is as stress free as possible. The different ways of restraining an animal are also discussed.

Section 2 covers the regulations involved in transporting animals and the comfort and safety of the animal whilst being moved.

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this pathway. Simply study in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

Distance learning is designed to be flexible, but as a guide, students who can spend 4-6 hours a week studying tend to complete a single unit within a month.

Certification

On successful completion of this pathway you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in our ‘Become a Home Boarder or Pet Sitter – Feline’ programme, graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.

You will also receive the Certificate of Achievement at Level 3 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards when you complete this course**.

This confirms that you have completed a validated training course at a recognised level of study.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise.

* The Animal Care College Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.

**ABC registration fees included.

What's Next

This pathway can help you progress in your career in the animal care sector.

Once it’s completed, you may wish to further your study. If that’s the case, we’d suggest:

If you’d like to turn what you’ve learned into a career, or you’re wondering how best to apply it to your existing role, get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support team from 9am - 5pm.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this pathway. As a general guide, we recommend students looking to take one of our pathways should have some experience in their chosen field. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you want to challenge yourself, our tutors will be on hand to help.

Course fee & how to enrol

This career pathway combines 3 of our individual courses, providing students with a clear and comprehensive path towards a career in animal care. What’s more, when you take this pathway, you’ll save £145, compared to taking each course on its own.

There are two ways you can enrol

Pay the total course fee of £590 in one sum and receive a voucher towards the cost of your next course

or

Pay a deposit of just £95, followed by 11 instalments of £45