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Animal Health 600 Hours Diploma

Price: £1,950.00Course Code: VAG015
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( Melissa, 22/05/2018 ) Q:

Good Day, are people outside the country allowed to take these courses? Im currently living in South Africa. And would I also be allowed the payment plan. King Regards Melissa

( 05/06/2018 ) A:

Hello Melissa,

Thank you for your questions.

You can take the Diploma from South Africa and sign up for the interest free payment plan options.

Best regards


( Neil Johnson, 02/10/2017 ) Q:

I am an AMTRA R-SQP. Would that qualification qualify for APL creditation towards this qualification.

( 03/10/2017 ) A:

Hello Neil,

Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately we cannot answer your question. You will need to contact APL and ask them if they will accept a non-standard qualification issued by an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.

Please let us know how you get on.

Best regards.


( Alyx, 23/07/2017 ) Q:

Hello! Can you tell me which level the diploma (VAG015) is, please? Thank you.

( 24/07/2017 ) A:

Hello Alyx,

Thank you for your post. The Diploma is a level 5 attainment and has been independently assessed at this level. The qualification will be endorsed and issued by TQUK, which is an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam "watchdog". 

The Academy for Distance Learning, is a recognised centre for TQUK. ADL's recognition number is:1709318 and in order to maintain our Recognised Centre status, we are subject to yearly EVs (Evaluation Visits) to ensure that we conform to, and are meeting the high standards demanded by a company listed on the Ofqual Register. 

( Sarah Hauser, 18/07/2013 ) Q: What is the difference between a diploma and a certificate? If I take the course in animal health do I then automatically get access o all the materials related to the subjects itching that ourselves (I.e. animal behaviour etc.) Regards. Sarah
( 19/07/2013 ) A: Dear Sarah, The main difference between a diploma and a certificate is that a diploma is roughly 600 hours of study and comprises of 6 different short courses. And a certificate is just a single short course of 100 hours. Also the pricing is different, you would pay £1230 for a diploma upfront, and £325 for a single short course. If you were to buy a diploma course from us, then your access to your course would depend on whether you had paid the full amount (£1230) up front, or were choosing to do an installment plan. If you were choosing to do an installment plan, we would let you have access to one or two of your courses based on your preference. I hope this has helped!
( Dee, 13/06/2013 ) Q: Do you have a payment plan? If yes how do I go about getting on one.
( 12/07/2013 ) A: Yes, we have a payment plan available that starts at £81.25 per month. For our short courses, this means that you make four payments for 4 months. You can call us direct on 01227789649 and enroll via the phone to do so, or leave a note in your online enrollment requesting a call from us to arrange your monthly payment plan.

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Animal Health 600 Hours Diploma

Diploma in Animal Health online course. 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. Those working with farm animals invest a significant amount of money in them. For pet owners, animals give companionship with many like dogs for the partially sighted, empowering their owners to live as normal lives as possible. Wild Animals play a crucial part in the ecosystem of the planet and to local environments. We all have a vested interest in how well animals are looked after and so anyone interacting with them, should know how to care for their welfare.

The course is designed to provide a foundation for employment in any type of animal care job including:

  • Pet care
  • Farm livestock
  • Wildlife (captive or free)

How can you understand animals better? How can you tell if an animal is sick? How can you ensure animals are getting the correct nutrition? By studying this course you will be able to answer these questions and many more as you study:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Diagnosing animal diseases
  • Natural animal health care
  • Animal health care
  • Animal psychology and/or animal feed and nutrition.

Studying this course will give you a thorough understanding of the process involved in maintaining animal health.


Lesson Structure:  Diploma in Animal Health VAG015

The following compulsory modules provide foundation knowledge for the Diploma in Animal Health.

1  Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101

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 (farms, pets, zoos, wildlife, animal protection). Learn at your own pace through distance learning. Learn More....

2  Animal Health Care VAG100

Learn through Home Study/Online courses all 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. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in working with animals on a farm, a wildlife park or a veterinary practice. It is a sound foundation course and designed to cover most of what is found in a typical veterinary assistants course in many countries around the world. The welfare of animals is an essential part of animal husbandry and this home study course provides an excellent opportunity to start your career now. Learn More....

3  Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202

What balance of nutrients do your animals need? How can you provide this? This Online - Distance Learning 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). You will learn to evaluate feeding, select appropriate feeds (for nutritional content and digestability), and apply this to farming situations. feeding and select appropriate feeds - for digestibility and nutritional content - applicable to real life farming situations. Learn More....

4  Animal Diseases BAG219

Routine disease investigations are based on clinical, pathological and epidemiological evidence. If there is a need for conclusive identification of a disease or condition, an accurate laboratory diagnosis should be obtained. It is particularly important, especially in the case of infectious diseases that the final diagnosis rests on adequate aetiological evidence. In most cases disease investigations are carried out by qualified government stock inspectors and/or veterinarians. It helps for animal owners to understand and be able to recognise diseases conditions that may affect their animals, so that timely intervention can occur. Learn More....

5  Animal Welfare BAG224

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, including: animal welfare groups, legislators and academics. There are a number of measures employed in Animal Welfare Science, although there is disagreement as to which one of these give researchers into the subject, the best information. Learn More....


Elective Modules:  In addition to the core modules, you will study one of the subjects below. Choose to add  to your general skills in animal healthcare, or direct and personalise your diploma to an industry (e.g. Farming, Veterinary, Zoos etc.) by studying pet care, carnivore zoology, zoo keeping or a specific type of animal. You can choose your elective course at the beginning of your studies, or wait until you have a clearer idea of where your career interest is. Whatever you choose, your elective course will compliment the compulsory modules and help bring your Diploma in Animal Health together.

Note: each module in the Certificate in Animal Health is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Gain all important hands-on experience with wildlife animals, to add to your CV whilst you are studying this Diploma with ADL, or after completing it. We are very happy to be associated with GVE, which offers an unforgettable volunteer experience in South Africa with their Game Capture and Vet Experience programs.

The program fee charged for the experience also acts as the main support for GVE's non-profit clinic.

Interested in reading more information about both the Game Capture and Vet Experience programs? Then just click on the GVE logo below

a group of people standing around a sick girafe laying on the groundgve logo with link to more information on a vet experience programme available to adl students and otherssome people around a lion laying on the ground and getting treatment



Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 60 - U.S. Credit Hours: 18 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

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"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL.  I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

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"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

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