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Working and Caring for Animals in Rescue Centres (Advanced Short course-L3)
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Course Summary:

This course has been designed to help students negotiate the complex tasks they’ll face when working in a rescue centre. Students will learn best practice animal care techniques, alongside methods for successful interactions with members of the public, colleagues and management.

This one-unit course will cover essential areas of rescue centre work, from caring for animals to conducting a home check with potential owners.

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.

We send your first unit upon enrolment, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

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

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

What you will Learn

Unit 1

  • An animal care assistant’s responsibilities
  • The Animal Welfare Act
  • The five freedoms
  • The general role of assistants in rescue centres
  • Contact with the general public
  • Personal presentation
  • Animals and their care
  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Employer’s duties
  • The Pet Animals Act
  • Working in rescue centres
  • Information on the prospective new owner
  • The home check