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Work in a Rescue Centre – Feline
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Course Summary:

Do you want a career working in rescue centres, caring for cats? This pathway is designed to help students negotiate the potential challenges they might face in this rewarding sector of feline care, and provide a high standard of care to cats and their potential owners.

Over the course of your studies, you’ll focus on the following areas:

  • Working and Caring for Animals in Rescue Centres
  • Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries
  • Rehoming
  • Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues – FREE with this pathway

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

Working and Caring for Animals in Rescue Centres

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

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

Re-homing

Section 1

  • Attitude of the rehoming service
  • Essential skills and assessment
  • Care in the confined environment
  • Centre policies

Section 2 

  • Assessment – temperament and risk
  • Ensuring adaptability and adjustment
  • Documentation
  • Association of dogs and cats homes – code of practice

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