This 2 month correspondence course is designed to satisfy the new licensing requirements for those wishing to achieve the Higher Standard set out in the Animal Welfare Licensing guidline.
Qualification: Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Qualification
Ofqual Course Register:
Qualification Number: 603/4145/2
Professional Day Care and Boarding
Duration: 2 months
Delivery: Distance Learning
This course can be booked and started anytime and has a completion deadline of 2 months from start date.
No need to wait for 'term' time to begin.
Bookings open: Now
Hours: Flexible, to fit in with your own daily routine
Available to all
Animal Activity Licensing Regulations 2018
Defra has recently revised the Animal Activity Licensing Regulations 2018.
The new legislation was brought in from 1st October 2018 and applies to staff of Dog Day Care and Boarding establishments.
Licensing will require that to meet the Higher Standard, a member of staff with a relevant Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation OFQUAL regulated Level 3 qualification must be present during the working day at the Day Care or Boarding establishment.
The course is made up of two units, Canine Welfare and Canine Care.
Each Unit requires approximately 30 hours of study.
The course totals 60 hours of study, the guideline is 7.5 hours per week study time to complete the course within 2 months, however, the course may be completed sooner.
When you book your course, you will receive your welcome email, course guide, and workbook for Unit One.
Your Tutor will be available by email for any support and guidance throughout the duration of your course.
Upon completion you will receive certification from The IMDT, and your Ofqual Qualification Certificate to satisfy the licensing requirements.
Unit One - Canine Welfare: Professional Day Care and Boarding
· Record and License Keeping
· Animal Welfare Regulation Conditions for Canines in Care
· Staffing Requirements
· Training Policy
· Living Environments
· Security Measures and Requirements
· Emergency Procedures
· Injury and Illness Prevention
· Hygiene Requirements
· Social Access and Separation
· Feeding Protocols
Unit two - Canine Care : Professional Day Care and Boarding
· Environmental Enrichment
· Physical and Mental Wellbeing
· Monitoring of Canine Behaviour
· Training Methods
· Socialisation and Habituation
· Legally Required Procedures to Prevent Pain, Suffering, injury and Disease
· Isolation Procedures
· Storage and Disposal of Waste
· Medication Handling Procedures
Once booked, both units will be sent to the student
For effeciency, all correspondence between Tutor and Student on this course is via Email
To complete this course you will need access to a computer and coursework is completed in Word.
Ofqual Regulated level 3 Qualification: Professional Day Care and Boarding
Ofqual Course Register: Qualification Number: 603/4145/2
Suitable for all wishing to achieve the Higher Standard licensing
This course is listed by Ofqual on their official Register
Ofqual Qualification No. 603/4145/2
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
Guidance notes for conditions for providing home boarding for dogs
• A person responsible for the care of the dogs with a relevant OFQUAL regulated Level 3 qualification must be present during the working day."