Animal Behaviour Level 3

Animal Care Courses

Course Description

Qualification: Animal Behaviour Level 3

Awarding Body: TQUK - Endorsed

Support: 12 months

UCAS Points: No

Estimated Study Time: 80 hours

 

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Paying in Full: £399

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £99, then a direct debit will be set up for seven monthly payments of £50. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

 

WHAT DO I LEARN?:

Animal Behaviour Level 3 is designed for students either working in or seeking to begin a career working with animals. Knowledge of animal behaviour is vital for a range of roles including zookeeping, professional pet training, wildlife conservation as well as more general academic research.

Animal Behaviour Level 3 will give a clear understanding of animal behaviour across a wide range of animals as well as develop an understanding of the key theories and observation methods used in the area.

HOW IT WORKS:

Support is provided for up to 12 months but it is entirely up to you how quickly you work through the course. The estimated study time is 80 hours so if you average around 5 hours a week study you would complete in 4-5 months. 

Students can choose to take the online version of the course where the course is emailed to you or request a paper copy where the course is delivered hard copy in folders. This is yours to keep so you can write on it, make notes etc.

Support is provided throughout the course via a tutor who can be emailed at any time should you come across anything you are unsure of. There is also a support team by telephone.

Animal Behaviour Level 3 is split into six units. At the end of each unit you will complete an assignment which you will email to your tutor. An assignment is a set of questions based upon the unit you have just studied. Your tutor will mark your work and give you feedback. If there are any areas for improvements or anything that you have misunderstood you will always have the opportunity to re-submit.

The good news is there are no exams! Once you have completed all the assignments you complete the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no entry requirements although it is recommended you have an interest in animals! 

SYLLABUS

Unit 1: Studying and Recording Animal Behaviour

  • What is animal behaviour?
  • The study of animal behaviour
  • Methods and recording
  • Results

Unit 2: Prey v Predator

  • The food chain
  • Evolutionary arms race
  • Adaptations to capture prey
  • Luring prey
  • Crypsis (Camouflage, transparency, sleep cycles)

Unit 3: Solitary and Group Living Animals

  • How animals communicate
  • Competition from other species
  • Communication and the senses
  • Visual displays
  • Group or solitary?
  • Hierarchy systems in group living animals

Unit 4: Mating and Parental Strategies

  • Attracting a potential mate
  • Mating systems and parental responsibility
  • Monogamy and polygyny
  • Mating systems
  • Imprinting

Unit 5: Changes in Behaviour Through Domestication

  • What is domestication?
  • Breeds
  • How does domestication change the animal?
  • Hibernation
  • Hormones and their effects
  • Abnormal behaviours

Unit 6: Animal Learning

  • Instinct
  • Simple learning theories
  • Animal learning in training
  • Human influence
  • Ethics in training and the welfare of animals
  • Animal intelligence
  • Training animals

 

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK). 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners or employers requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

 

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