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Companion Animal Studies
Companion Animal Studies 600 Hours Diploma
Learn About Companion Animal Studies
Diploma in Companion Animal Studies course online. Opportunities abound in the Pet Industry? 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 offers options to specialize and direct your studies into one of a number of different areas depending upon your individual needs and ambitions.
Find out what you need to start your career working with animals?
This is a commonly asked question with no set answer. There are myriad possibilities open for people wanting to work with pets and animals. These range from working in pet shops or veterinary practices, as wildlife carers, in a wildlife sanctuary or zoo as animal attendants, on horse and cattle studs as grooms and strappers, just to name a few.
These jobs are highly sought after and difficult to obtain. To gain employment you must actively market your skills and present yourself well to prospective employers.
Employers generally seek potential employees who already have substantial existing knowledge and skills - as it requires time and a large financial commitment to train new employees. If you already have these skills it will increase your competitive position in the job market. Alternatively, you can explore the possibility of setting up your own small business providing services to pet and animal owners.
Enhance your CV/Resume with this course
When completing this course you will learn about animal husbandry techniques, develop business and management skills, and acquire other knowledge needed to start a career working with pets, or providing support services within the pet industry.
Lesson Structure: Diploma in Companion Animal Studies VAG024.PC
Core Modules: These modules form the foundation knowledge for the Diploma in Companion Animal Studies.
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 6 modules.
- Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
- Animal Breeding BAG301
- Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
- Cat Psychology and Training BAG222
- Dog Care BAG105
- Dog Psychology and Training BAG221
- Domestic Cat Care BAG107
- Grooming Animals BAG106
- Horse Care I BAG102
- Natural Health Care for Animals BAG218
- Sales Skills VBS10
Note: each module in the Diploma in Companion Animal Studies is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Please see lesson titles for your learning goals.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice