Pet Care Courses

Animal Behaviour Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR ONLINE COURSE

 

DO YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR ANIMAL IS THINKING?

 This course is relevant to pet owners, veterinary assistants, or people who work with animals on farms, zoos, pet shops and trainers. In understanding animal behaviour, we extend our basis for understanding human behaviour, and as such, the course may also be valuable for anyone studying general psychology.  Lessons cover influences and motivation, animal perception and behaviour, environmental affects on behaviour, instinct and learning, socialisation, handling animals and problem behaviour. 

Try this facinating course now!

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Behaviour

Animal Grooming Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

There are business opportunities in the pet care industry now!

Pet ownership is increasing every year - recent studies show that ownership has grown from just over half of the population owning pets to now almost two thirds of homes having pet friends to care for.  So with our busy lifestyles, pet parents need help to care for their fur babies!

Do you love working with animals? Are you planning to start grooming as a new business? Do you work in the pet care industry already and want to expand your skills?

This course is perfect for you as it:

 

  •  introduces grooming techniques with cats, dogs, small animals, large animals
  •  covers the use of equipment and tools
  •  teaches anatomy, skin and coat health
  •  advises how to start a home business as a groomer, follow easy practical business tips
  •  expands your confidence to work in the showing industry

 

  Get the knowledge, get the skills, get started!

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Grooming

Animal Health Care Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN THE ANIMAL HEALTH INDUSTRY?

ACS Student Comment: Yes [I found the course valuable]. I have animals, I am a dog training instructor. I am planning to commence a business providing in-home care to a variety of animals. So I wanted to upgrade my knowledge of animal health. I enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot. Beverley Bell, Animal Health Care course.

Learn to care for the health of any type of animal (focus is on mammals and birds) and understand the scope of services offered by animal care services, including in veterinary practices. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in working with animals includin 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.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Health Care

Aquarium Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn to Manage Aquaria
  • As a Passion
  • For a job

Suitable foundation course to work in commercial aquariums, zoos, marine conservation, aquaculture, etc. Learn to create and manage feature aquariums in offices, shopping centres or other commercial locations; or develop skills to work in the Pet Industry

While an aquarium can be used for a number of different purposes, aquaria are usually divided into different types because each has specific requirements in terms of water quality, salinity, temperature, hardware, filtration, lighting, decoration fish selection and other species.  Many new to aquaria may start out with small and very basic systems with minimal equipment, and easy to care for species, while developing the skill and knowledge to manage more complex aquatic systems.  

The three main categories of aquariums are:
•    Fresh water
•    Brackish water (mixture of fresh and sea water)
•    Marine or seawater
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Aquarium Management

Cat Psychology and Training Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn to understand cats, and armed with that understanding, how to manage their behaviour.
 
The Cat Psychology and Training course explains the nature and scope of cat psychology, how they communicate and their senses, natural cat behaviour, cat behaviour disorders, training and behviour management. 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Cat Psychology and Training

Dog Care Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn to care for Dogs!

Learn the physical and psychological needs of dogs.
What to feed your dogs? How do you groom your dog?
 
What are the different types of dogs? What kind of dog would you choose as a pet?
 
This course is ideal for you if you are a dog enthusiast.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Dog Care

Dog Psychology and Behavioural Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn  how dogs think! Study the psychology of dogs! Understand how to train dogs and use psychological principles!
 
An excellent qualification for anyone interested in working with dogs or training dogs. 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Dog Psychology and Behavioural Management

Natural Health Care for Animals Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

NATURAL HEALTH CARE FOR ANIMALS ONLINE COURSE - HOME STUDY.

ACS Student comment: I would recommend this course to anybody who is interested in animals, has animals and/or likes to work with animals. This is something I can use for the rest of my life and I can also use this basic knowledge for further study. The course is very pleasant and the tutors are motivating and very fast. So all in all a great learning experience!Gabriele Klinnert, Australia - Natural Health Care for Animals course.

NOW RECOGNISED BY THE COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Technology has come a long way in the treatment of disease in both domestic and livestock. The conventional approach used by most veterinary practices has had great success in treating ailments such as acute infection and trauma. One problem that has come from this conventional approach to treatment is the narrowing view of how ailments can be treated and the growing reliance on chemical products for treatment.

This has lead to the re-emergence of holistic therapies for animals. Practitioners who use this holistic approach to the treatment of illness in animals believe that symptoms represent the action of an individual’s “life force”. To protect an animal’s life force, symptoms are created such as diarrhea, vomiting, coughing and sneezing to throw off the disturbance.

This unique course examine topics such as natural nutrition for health, the limitations of natural health care, signs of ill health, maintaining health, treating health problems, domestic animals, livestock and also includes a research project so that you can really get into a relevant topic that interests you.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Natural Health Care for Animals

Pet Care (Different Types Of Pets) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 17 lessons

STUDY PET CARE ONLINE

LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR ANIMALS

ACS Student Comment: Undertaking research reinforces learning, and it makes me learn more than I would on the course notes alone. The tutor’s comments are very useful. He also provides links to interesting materials relative to my course. Lana Hurley, Australia, Pet Care course.

This is a great course for pet owners or anyone working with pets.  This course provides a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians. Examined within the course are aspects of pet care such as ideal diets & food, care of coats, feathers, hair etc, enclosures such as tanks etc, care of litters and young animals and more.  Pet Care is designed as an introductory course for those seeking to work with animals in positions such as vet nurses, animal welfare and animal rescue.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Pet Care (Different Types Of Pets)

Pet Health Care And Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

STUDY PET HEALTH CARE ONLINE

Excellent course for pet owners or anyone involved with a pet supply or service business.

This is valuable training both for people working with animals or for keen pet owners, providing a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians. It covers the general principles of pet care, as they relate to a wide range of different types of pets.

The course complements Animal Care I, but you do not need to have studied Animal Care I in order to study this. It was recently revised with significant additions to course notes.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Pet Health Care And Management

Poultry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE POULTRY

 ACS Student Comment: [The course] has helped me to get into College to study Countryside and Environment Management. I have always been interested in all animals especially poultry and the college tutors were impressed with my knowledge. So I am very pleased I did this course. My mum is now thinking about taking the Goat course, as she breeds Pygmy and Golden Guernsey goats and says she would enjoy learning more about them. Aaron May, UK, Poultry course.

LEARN TO CARE FOR POULTRY - CHICKENS, GEESE, DUCKS

Poulty BAG 208 is for both people wishing to work in the poultry industry and  amateur enthusiasts, the course examines diet, breeding, vaccination, pests and diseases and much more.

This thorough and comprehensive poultry course has 8 lessons: Terminology, Breeds , Nutrition, Diseases In Poultry, Layers, Broilers, Incubation, Brooding, Record Keeping, Economics & Marketing. 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Poultry

QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE DISTANCE LEARNING
STUDY ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY WITHIN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME
EXCELLENT TUTOR SUPPORT
 
UNDERSTAND ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY
LEARN HOW TO USE PSYCHOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Qualification - Certificate in Companion Animal Studies Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

COMPANION ANIMAL STUDIES COURSE ONLINE

WORK IN THE PET INDUSTRY
Learn about animal health care, and develop business and management skills, that are valued for a career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry.
This course can be an excellent starting point for:

  • Pet Shop staff or proprietors
  • Animal Breeders or Service Providers
  • Veterinary Assistants
  • Animal Shelter Staff
  • Allied professions in Farming, Wildlife, etc

The course is also well suited to anyone who already works with animals or those who are seeking to further their skills and career prospects.  There are four core modules: Animal Behaviour, Starting a Small Business, Animal Health Care and Pet Care.  Students can then select 2 more modules from a range of 6 including Natural Animal Health Care, Animal Biology, Animal Feed and Nutrition, Sales Skills, Breeding Animals and Horse Management 1.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Companion Animal Studies

QUALIFICATION - PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ANIMAL CARE Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

Become a Professional Animal Carer through Distance Learning. If you already know your discipline and industry, you have a head start on being a successful animal care specialist. This course is designed to "top up" the skills you already have; giving you expanded skills you can offer employers or clients; and new ways of applying the knowledge you already have in an industry you already know.

Add training or health concepts and practical skills to your existing skills, to broaden business opportunities or attractiveness to employers. You don't need to commit to a degree to be an Animal Care Professional Many Animal Care professionals are in fact not qualified at all Success in Animal Care comes by having up to date, useable skills; good networking (contacts with industry) and being sensitive to the needs of owners and their pets.

What is a Proficiency Award? a type of “specialist” certificate; a way of topping up an existing degree or diploma with professional training that gives your employablilty a quantum leap forward; designed to provide a qualification to reflect “knowledge or skills” in a specialised area.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: QUALIFICATION - PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ANIMAL CARE

Zoo Keeping Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn all about zoos and the principles of keeping animals in a zoo with our Zoo Keeping course.
 
This course is ideal for you if you have a passion for animals and are interested in starting a career with animals. Learn about zoos and how to care for animals in this comprehensive course. This course also covers enclosure designs and different considerations on the well being of animals that are in zoos.
 
You should do this course if you have always dreamed of working with animals and need a starting point and foundation knowledge.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Zoo Keeping