Animal Care Courses Online
Have you often thought you’d love to work with animals but wouldn’t know where to start? Maybe you assumed, like many others, that you had to have veterinary qualifications to achieve such a goal. There are, in fact, several careers today that involve hands on work with our lovable creatures...and courses that can help to get you started. You can even study the psychology behind animal behaviour. Recent research has revealed more to us about animal language, cognition and tool use – and even about their emotions. According to one Biology professor, “There’s dog joy and chimpanzee joy and pig joy, and dog grief, chimpanzee grief and pig grief... Fish show fear. Rodents can empathise. This is hard science.”
Get Qualified: ADL offer several courses in animal care and behaviour, helping you towards a vocation and career working with animals.
Change of Career: Whether you want to work with animals in a wildlife park, zoo, veterinary practice, pet shop or on a farm, an ADL course will give you a good foundation in animal husbandry, welfare and behaviour.
Learn Something New: If, for example, you love spending time in the great outdoors, are reasonably fit and love dogs, then maybe consider becoming a dog-walker. For this occupation an ADL course can teach you the importance of recognising and understanding a dog’s unique personality and behaviour, their body language, and how to group them in the appropriate walking packs. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in working with a wider variety of creatures, why not look into becoming a trainee zookeeper? Alternatively, there are a number of animal welfare centres, charities and clinics that rely on volunteers to help with rescued or ailing creatures – why not find out about one in your area? Whichever job appeals to you, one thing is guaranteed: when working with animals you will rarely have a dull or humdrum day.
Professional Development: ADL's course in Animal Health Care provides students with the majority of a veterinary assistant's syllabus, both here and abroad. Working with animals is a rewarding vocation, but relevant training and qualifications are always important to a potential employer. ADL offer a variety of distance-learning courses to help get you started.
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Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications.
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Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (Livestock) course online. This course includes the core units from the Diploma in Agriculture, plus more elective modules to choose from and a Workplace project.
What makes animals tick? Learn through this Home Study Animal Behaviour course. Understanding your Animals' (pets) Behaviour is the key to a happy relationship. Do they think and learn like humans? How do they adapt to their environment? Which animals have the best social life?
Become a brilliant breeder! Learn to plan an animal breeding program, incorporating genetic theory, breeding program management and practical aspects of daily husbandry practice. This online course is relevant to all animal, from pets to farm animals and horses to wildlife.
A comprehensive and practical distance learning course for anyone who wants to better understand the health and well-being of animals.Animals are essential to Man in many ways: as pets, as livestock for food and other animal products and in the wild.
Learn about Animal Health Care. An excellent vocational pathway towards employment in the Veterinary industry. Learn to care for the health of any type of animal and understand the scope of services offered by animal care services, including veterinary practices.
Working with animals? Get back to basics! Gain a thorough foundation knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology. This is essential for careers requiring good animal care and management. An excellent starting point for working with animals in any situation.
This course will teach you about the components needed in animal diets and the composition of a range of feeds (including pasture, fodder crops, grasses, cereals, seed and other edible plants).
Are you suited to a management role? Are you dedicated to the Higher Advanced Diploma in Animal Management course online. Core modules focus on the study of anatomy, physiology, vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour, feed and nutrition, animal biochemistry, health and diseases, and genetics.
This course is an absolute must for Animal Lovers everywhere. The standards of the well-being of animals (Animal Welfare), varies a lot and are under constant debate and review. The standards are devised and revised constantly, by various bodies worldwide.
Whether you choose to have a saltwater tank or a freshwater tank, you will need to take care and protect aquariums systems and equipment. This course is an excellent option for both small and big aquariums and for the amateur or the professional.Learn to manage an aquarium:
This online and experiential-based learning Bird Keeping and Bird Care course is ideal for both amateur avian enthusiasts and bird-keeping professionals. With the knowledge you gain from completing this course, you will be well equipped with all the skills required.
Beef Cattle course online. Develop your abilities to analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle. This comprehensive distance learning course...
Calf Rearing course online. This course develops your ability to manage the rearing of calves for different agricultural purposes. It covers all aspects of calf rearing including Calf...
Cat Psychology and Training course online. Learn to understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of cats. You'll learn:- how cats think and the relevance of understanding cat psychology to people.
Learn the animal husbandry, business, and management skills needed to launch your career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. This course provides a valuable foundation in handling and caring for all types of domestic animals and lots more.
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