Breeding (short course)

Course Summary
Course Details
Fees & How to Enrol

An in-depth knowledge and awareness of the issues surrounding animal breeding ensures all animals involved are in the best health. On this course, you’ll learn about genetics and the concepts of hereditability, dominant, recessive and threshold characteristics, inbreeding, line breeding and out crossing.

This is a short course, made up of two units, designed to deliver the most important information, in the least amount of time.

This Advanced Short Course is perfect for learners who want to delve deeper into this area, as well as those already working in the animal care sector looking to further their professional development.

You’ll receive your first unit as soon as you enrol, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Category: Canine & Feline Level: Enthusiast Subject: Breeding Fees:

£195
or pay a deposit of just £60, followed by 3 instalments of £45

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. We classify our courses by level to guide students towards the best course based on their experience. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you’re open to challenging 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

Unit 1 

  • Size, shape and genetics
  • Breeding for quality

Unit 2 

  • Caring for animals used for breeding
  • A sound and healthy female
  • A sound and healthy male
  • Environment
  • Mating
  • Feeding the pregnant and lactating bitch
  • Feeding the pregnant and lactating queen
  • Puppies and kittens – birth to one year
  • Birth and the early weeks
  • Vaccination
  • Socialisation
  • Learning the language

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this course. 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 course you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in Breeding, graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.

You will also receive the Certificate of Achievement at Level 2 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 course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress your career in the animal care sector, or better understand your own pet.

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 course. We classify our courses by level to guide students towards the best course based on their experience. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you’re open to challenging yourself, our tutors will be on hand to help.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are two ways you can enrol

Pay the total course fee of £195 in one sum and receive a voucher towards the cost of your next course

or

Pay a deposit of just £60, followed by 3 instalments of £45