This pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to forge a rewarding career in canine boarding. By combining our kennel and cattery course with canine psychology and first aid, this pathway ensures you’ll be aware of best practice canine care techniques, and how to implement them when working in a kennel environment. The following four areas of study are included:
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 save £190*, compared to taking each course on its own. Plus, you’ll get a free unit worth £195.
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.
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
Food and exercise:
Building the bond:
You will also complete a Special Study on a topic of your choice, relevant to the course.
On successful completion of this pathway you’ll receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in our ‘Work in a Kennel’ programme, graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.
You will also receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 2 when you complete this course**.
Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
* The Animal Care College Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
**QLS registration fees included.
Your practical competencies need to be assessed for this pathway through a minimum of 30 hours’ working within kennels – this can be in a voluntary capacity. We can suggest and help you identify possible placements.
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 are looking to set up your own business then you should consider obtaining insurance cover. Further information is available on request.
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 units 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 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.
A Student Training Programme is sent with the first two units of the Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries course. This contains the outline of the course, and is designed to ensure that the practical elements of the course are assessed and completed to the required standards. Workplace managers, supervisors or proprietors assess occupational competencies in the workplace.
A Special Study and an Evolution Study must be completed during the Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries course.
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 over £100* and get a free unit worth £145.
There are two ways you can enrol –
Pay the total course fee of £645 in one sum and get a voucher towards your next course with us
Or, pay a deposit of just £105, followed by 12 instalments of £45Enrol Now
* compared to taking each course on its own