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Animal Care and Management

Animal Care and Management

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Animal Care & Management
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit.
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

The Animal Care and Management course provides a grounding in a wide range of relevant subject areas connected with caring for and managing animals. Subjects covered include animal behaviour, health and welfare, nutrition and accommodation of most domestic species including cats, dogs, rodents, lizards, snakes, birds and fish. Students will also be introduced to legislation and social debate regarding the welfare and use of animals for food, farming, science and entertainment. This course would be useful for students who are either dedicated pet owners or interested in working with animals.


  • Lesson One
    • Understanding the Behaviour of Animals – Mammals and Reptiles
      • Dogs
      • Cats
      • Rabbits
      • Ferrets
      • Rodents
      • Reptiles
      • Behavioural Problems
  • Lesson Two
    • Understanding the Behaviour of Animals – Fish and Birds
      • Fish
      • Birds
      • Behavioural Problems
  • Lesson Three
    • Measuring and Recording Behaviour
      • Why Measure Behaviour?
      • Describing Behaviour
      • Types of Measurement
      • Levels of Measurement
      • Sampling and Recording Behaviour
      • Interpreting and Displaying Your Data
  • Lesson Four
    • Animal Accommodation
      • Caring for Dogs and Cats
      • Keeping Rabbits
      • Keeping Ferrets
      • Keeping Rodents
      • Caring for Reptiles
      • Keeping Fish
      • Keeping Birds
  • Lesson Five
    • Animal Feeding
      • Vitamins and Minerals
      • Feeding Dogs and Cats
      • Nutrition for Rabbits and Rodents
      • Feeding Ferrets
      • Reptile Nutrition
      • Feeding Fish
      • Birds Diet
  • Lesson Six
    • Handling and Restraint
      • Mammals
      • Reptiles
      • Birds
      • Fish
  • Lesson Seven
    • Identifying the Causes of Ill Health in Animals
      • Fungi
      • Viruses
      • Parasites
      • Secondary Diseases
  • Lesson Eight
    • Understanding the Treatment of Common Diseases and Infections
      • Diagnosing Disease and Infection
      • Treatment for Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Pathogens
      • Treatment for Bacterial and Fungal Diseases
      • Treatment for Viruses
      • Treatment for Parasitic Diseases
  • Lesson Nine
    • Laws Governing Animal Welfare
      • The Five Freedoms
      • Legislation in the UK
  • Lesson Ten
    • Looking at Animals in Society
      • Changing Views of Animals
      • Animals for Food Production
      • Animals for Entertainment, Sport and Leisure
      • Scientific Testing and Research Using Animals

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £30
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £400 £380 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

With both these courses doing them both side by side, the whole package has suited me very well and I am equally happy with all aspects of the course ie: Amount of knowledge gained, encouragement from tutor, exam format same as question papers.
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