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Course Summary:

This pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to forge a rewarding career in feline boarding. By combining our kennel and cattery course with feline psychology and first aid, this pathway ensures you’ll be aware of best practice feline care techniques, and how to implement them when working in a cattery environment. The following four areas of study are included:

  • Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries
  • Feline First Aid
  • Intermediate Feline Psychology
  • Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues – FREE with this pathway

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.

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 get a free unit worth £145.

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 will Learn

Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries

Unit 1 

  • Record keeping
  • Law relating to small animals
  • Customer service
  • Hygiene
  • Health and safety
  • First aid

Unit 2 

  • Anatomy of the dog and cat
  • Skeleton, musculature, growth, skin, coat, senses, blood, lymphatic, nervous, urino-genital and digestive systems

Unit 3 

  • Nutrition
  • Diets
  • Feeding for pregnancy, at weaning and for geriatrics
  • Stock control

Unit 4 

  • Health
  • Basic animal nursing and first aid
  • Use of drugs
  • Diseases
  • Infections
  • Vaccination
  • Parasites
  • Veterinary attention
  • Care of older animals

Unit 5 

  • Kennel routines
  • Grooming
  • Special needs and requirements of: quarantine, rescue, welfare, showing, breeding, veterinary, hunting and other specialist centres

Unit 6

  • Animal welfare issues
  • Human support dog work and organisations
  • Job applications and conditions of employment: first aid (human)

A Student Training Programme will be sent with your first two units. This will contain your course outline, and is designed to ensure that practical elements are assessed and completed to the required standards. Workplace managers, supervisors or proprietors can assess occupational competencies in the workplace.

A Special Study and an Evolution Study must be completed during this course

Feline First Aid

Unit 1

  • First Aid
  • Haemorrhage
  • Collapse unconsciousness or coma
  • Wounds
  • Shock
  • Fracture and dislocations
  • Fits
  • Poisons
  • Burns and scalds
  • Foreign bodies
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Birth
  • Eclampsia
  • Clinical signs
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Running eyes

Intermediate Feline Psychology

Unit 1 

  • How mankind perceives the cat’s place in society

Unit 2 

  • The psychology of the cat

Unit 3

  • How cats learn

Unit 4

  • Inter-feline relationships and how to manage some of our pet cats’ common problem behaviours

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