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University Centre Reaseheath

Canine Behaviour and Training

UCAS Code: C06B

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C-A*,A*

Successful completion

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM-D*D*

in relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-D*D*D*

in relevant subject

UCAS Tariff

64

Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis Practical experience working with dogs is preferential

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Animal behaviour

Animal science

Animal health

Animal nutrition

With over 9 million dogs in the UK and 24% of households having a dog (Pet Food Manufacturers Association, 2015) there is plenty of demand for a range of services including professional dog trainers, behaviourists, groomers, dog walkers and sitters, kennel managers, rehabilitation of rescue dogs, and specialised training for assistance dogs in several categories etc

In addition, these types of jobs offer a good opportunity for self-employment.

This programme aims to help raise the level and depth of knowledge and skill necessary to professionally and ethically undertake these roles though a mix of both theoretical study and practical experience.

Students will work in the college kennels with a range of dogs from different disciplines, breeds, sizes and temperaments, undertake training for different purposes, including obedience and agility and experience a fully operational commercial grooming parlour.
This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career within the canine industry, but specifically those involving aspects of canine behaviour and training. Students are provided with a combination of academic study with practical learning opportunities to develop a range of academic and professional skills, knowledge and practical competencies associated with working in the canine industry.

As a student studying canine behaviour and training, you will have regular access to the animal-centre facilities at University Centre Reaseheath, which boasts a kennel block and outdoor training arena.

Additionally, students can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of dedicated staff, with whom students can engage in study through the use of our first class facilities on campus.

There is also the option to complete a further year's study and top-up to a BSc (Hons) degree in 2018.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Animal Science

TEF rating:

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Animal science

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

40%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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