The Canine Behaviour College courses and other educational courses offered through the Animal Jobs Direct Education Centre are designed in accordance with the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) standards for vocational qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The courses meet the requirements ranging from Entry Level to Level 6 education. All of our courses are submitted for ABC Awards through their Quality License Scheme (QLS). IIQ and QLS numbers are shown next to each of our accredited courses.
Our accreditations ensure students that each of our canine care courses meet high educational standards and are subjected to the strict quality assurance requirements of applicable accrediting organisations. Our courses are not the usual “read the book and answer a multiple choice test” style of course. All of our course material has been developed by our own carefully chosen team of experts in animal care, welfare and conservation and take a unique approach which emphasises animal welfare and the ethical treatment of animals. They are challenging, rewarding courses which will give you an in depth knowledge of the concepts covered. All modules of the courses are graded by our expert staff of tutors.
Each course presents students with clear criteria for achieving the goals envisioned in the course. You’ll be able to see all of these criteria in our course specifications, which will allow you to confidently present yourself to current or prospective employers as an animal care professional who has mastered the concepts and skills covered by the course.
We pride ourselves on being up to date with latest research and we only promote force free, relationship centred training.
Some of our courses meet National Occupational Standards for the animal care and welfare industry, including theoretical knowledge of animal care and, as is the case with some courses, practical animal care skills which you will learn during the course. All of our courses are created with the goal of not only educating our students about industry standards, but training the next generation of animal care and welfare professionals to exceed these standards.
Students of all ages are welcome to enrol in Canine College courses; there are no age requirements. You can enrol at any time and through our distance learning program, study from anywhere in the world. Just click the “Enrol Now” button on the page for any course you are interested in. This button will take you to a page where you can pay course fees securely. We accept credit cards, debit cards, Paypal and payment over the phone if you prefer not to pay for your course fees online. You will immediately receive an enrolment confirmation via email and copies of our e-books Volunteering with Animals and Working with Animals. Within 2 -3 business days, you will receive an email with the first module of your course from your assigned tutor.
To enhance student learning, we now offer a private study/discussion Facebook group for those working on Levels 4, 5 and 6 Canine courses.
All of the resources you will need to successfully complete each module will be provided to you via email. You will have the support of your tutor throughout the process and you can study at your own pace and in your own time. Once you complete a module, simply email it to your tutor – you will receive your marked assessments, with feedback, within a few business days. If you do not pass the module on your first try, you can try again at no additional cost. After you have passed a module, your tutor will send you the next module; this process will continue until you have finished the last module and successfully completed the course. The amount of time it takes to complete each module varies according to the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies. No time limits apply and students may take anywhere from a week to over a month to complete each module.
Our Canine College courses do not include any traditional exams. Instead, assessment tasks are built into the coursework of each module which assess the student’s success at achieving the module’s desired outcomes. Modules will include essays, quizzes, research projects, video analysis and other activities intended at assessing how well you understand the concepts presented in the module. As always, your tutor is available to advise you if you have trouble understanding any of the material covered in the module.
You’ll receive our e-books Volunteering with Animals and Working with Animals; Working with Animals is a popular title in its own right which is highly rated on Amazon and they’re yours at no additional charge when you enrol in any of our animal care and welfare courses.
You will have the full support of our entire team, from the moment you enrol until you find an exciting new career in animal care or start your own animal care business.
After successfully completing your course, you will receive a reference from your tutor. This reference will assist you in applying for jobs and university studies after you’ve completed our course.
You will also have access to the Animal Jobs Direct online job board. Here, you can upload your CV and apply for vacant positions in the animal care and welfare industry.
We offer free training and career advice to all of our students on an ongoing basis, whenever you need it!
Our tutors are animal care and welfare professionals who have a high level of experience and education. This allows our staff of tutors to provide the assistance and support that students need, whether it’s help understanding a specific topic, preparing for course assessments or simply providing the encouragement that you may need to make it through a tough module successfully.
Like all of our courses, our Canine College courses have an exceptionally high rate of course completion and high marks, due to the extensive support that we provide to students. Once you complete your course, you will receive a fully accredited diploma certificate – documents you need to improve your career path in the animal care industry and contribute to your community by working with animals.