This pathway has been designed to help you advance your career in canine training, whether you’re already an instructor, or have some dog handling experience. It combines several of our most relevant courses, to provide you with a clear, tailored pathway to a career in canine training.
This career pathway combines 4 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 £190*, compared to taking each course on its own. Plus, you’ll get a free unit worth £145.
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
You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The dog’s brain:
Natural behaviours of the dog:
Canine senses and communication:
The intelligent dog:
The home environment:
People as Owners:
On successful completion of this pathway you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in our ‘Become a Dog Trainer’ 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.
This pathway is designed for those who have several years’ dog handling experience.
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.
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.
Your first unit will be sent to you when you enrol, you can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.
Your course materials are broken down into manageable units and will include helpful guidance and advice as well as additional reading lists and tools to signpost where you can source further information. We would encourage you to carry out wider reading and research on topics covered in the course materials.
Your learning materials have been developed by experts so studying is easy and enjoyable. At the end of each unit, there will be an assessment to complete and submit to your tutor.
Studying with the Animal Care College is a great place to start your learning journey and will give you a solid grounding in animal care subjects.
The Animal Care College’s courses promote the best care of pets at all stages of their development. We believe working and engaging with animals is a deeply rich and rewarding experience. Although the theory learning is important, being able to put your skills into practice beyond the theory is even more so. We are here to help you every step of the way as you build meaningful bonds with animals and gain in-depth knowledge that can only be obtained by working directly with animals. We can help advise on potential placements and work experience where necessary.
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.
When you take this pathway, you’ll save £190* and get a free unit worth £145.
There are 2 ways to enrol –
Pay the total course fee of £995 in one sum and get a voucher towards your next course with us
Or, pay a deposit of just £155, followed by 12 instalments of £70Enrol Now
* compared to taking each course on its own