Feline Studies (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Feline Studies. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Feline Studies is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Feline Studies course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is aimed at improving the knowledge base of pet owners, breeders/exhibitors and those involved with cats professionally. It delivers a wide syllabus of topics to provide the student with an introduction to the width and breadth of the subject area.
The aim of the course is to develop the students understanding and form the basis for further study at a higher level. Students will expand their knowledge and understanding by studying a whole variety of topics, including historical, practical, legal and scientific aspects of the field of feline studies. These will vary from examinations of folklore, anatomy, genetics, cattery management and animal law.
This level 3 qualification provides students with a wide range of topics that form a foundation to learning about aspects of the feline species. These units have been selected so that the student can develop their underpinning knowledge within this field of study. By developing their understanding through reading and research the student will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate this understanding. Upon successful completion of all assessments the student will be awarded with a Level 3 Diploma in Feline Studies.
What Could I Do After Taking This Feline Studies Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Pet Behaviour Counsellor. Pet behaviour counsellors advise pet owners on dealing with general control issues and problematic behaviour with their pets.
If you have experience of handling and training animals, and you can develop good working relationships with their owners, this could be the job for you. In this job you will need to be a good communicator. You will need to be patient in your approach to your work. You will also need to be tactful when offering feedback to pet owners.
Pet behaviour counsellors are usually self-employed and charge for each consultation. Charges can range from £85 to over £250.
On completion of the Feline Studies course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
Your Feline Studies (Level 3) Course:
The aim of the course is to develop the students understanding and form the basis for further study at a higher level.Students will expand their knowledge and understanding by studying a whole variety of topics, including historical, practical, legal and scientific aspects of the field of feline studies. These will vary from examinations of folklore, anatomy, genetics, cattery management and animal law.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Feline Studies (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Feline Studies course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
- Module 1: Origins of the domestic cat
- Module 2: Feline Anatomy and Physiology
- Module 3: Feline Neurophysiology and sensory systems
- Module 4: Feline Nutrition
- Module 5: Feline Reproduction
- Module 6: Feline Behavioural science
- Module 7: Genetics
- Module 8: Feline Health
- Module 9: Feline Husbandry
- Module 10: Rules and regulations
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Feline Studies and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Feline Studies Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Feline Studies Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Pet Behaviour Counsellor
Pet behaviour counsellors advise pet owners on dealing with general control issues and problematic behaviour with their pets including: inappropriate noise, such as excessive barking, aggression towards people or animals, destructive behaviour, toileting issues, chasing livestock, cars or cyclists and phobias. As a pet behaviour counsellor most of your work is likely to be with dogs or cats. Your tasks would include: taking referrals from vets, holding consultations in your own centre, in veterinary surgeries or in owners' homes, talking to the owner and observe the animal to get details of the problem, analysing the nature of the problem and the likely causes, drawing up a behaviour-modification programme for the owner to follow, keeping in touch with owners to check progress and adapting the modification programme if necessary. You might also offer an animal training service. You are likely to be self-employed, organising your own tax and insurance, and doing all the administrative tasks involved in running a business.
Find out more about the Job Role for Pet Behaviour Counsellor.
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Feline Studies home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 Feline Studies course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1: Origins of the domestic cat
This module will form a sound basis for the rest of the course by examining how the modern domestic cat came to be uniquely important to the people of the world. The module covers the following topics:
- Domestication throughout the world
- Cats and religion
- The rise and fall of cats in Europe
- Folklore, legends and magic
Module 2: Feline Anatomy and Physiology
This science based module examines the cats' physical body from the cellular level to its external anatomy. It introduces basic biological principles which can be applied to all other animal species although it focuses specifically on domestic felines. Body systems such as the neurological, digestive and reproductive systems are included in their own later modules. Module 2 covers the following topics:
- External points of the cat
- Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
- Locomotary system, including skeleton and musculature
- Circulatory systems. Heart, blood and lymphatic systems
- Urinary system
- Endocrine system
Module 3: Feline Neurophysiology and sensory systems
Building on the knowledge in module 2 this module examines how information about the internal and external environment is transmitted around the body. The topics in module 3 include:
- Homeostasis. How the body maintains a constant internal environment
- Structure and function of nervous cells and tissues
- The brain
- Sense receptors, light, chemical and Sound
Module 4: Feline Nutrition
Adding to the knowledge gained in modules 2 and 3 this module examines how a cats body gains the substances needed to grow and maintain life. This may appear to be an uncontroversial subject, but pet food is a big business and the module will also examine how this business emerged and some of the debates it engenders. The module includes discussions of biology, husbandry and a debate about the commercial industry.
- Classification of nutrients/signs of deficiency
- Digestive system anatomy and physiology
- Feeding cats
- Commercial food industry
Module 5: Feline Reproduction
The cat is a prolific species, in the wild in spite of its status as a predator, its relatively small size means that it is not safe from other predators. Its reproductive strategy involves producing many young in order to ensure some survive to adulthood. This module will examine feline reproduction from oestrus to weaning. Other subjects connected with reproduction such as genetics, breeding systems, and preventing reproduction will be dealt with in future modules.
- Male and female reproductive anatomy
- Breeding cycles and puberty
- Pregnancy and birth
- Kitten development
- Controlling breeding
Module 6: Feline Behavioural science
As cats have become increasingly popular as companion animals during the last century, the relatively new interest in their behaviour has resulted in increased research into their behaviour, both endearing and problematic. This module will examine how cats interact with each other, (communication, territorial and dominance behaviour) and discuss behavioural development in kittens. It will also discuss feline behaviour problems from a human point of view.
- Feline communication. Body language, expression, scent and posture
- Behaviour development. Newborn reflexes to social animal
- Problem behaviour. Urine marking, middening, aggression
Module 7: Genetics
This module will examine the subject of genetics and inheritance from the basic building blocks of the genome, to the determination of a particular individuals characteristics. An understanding of genetics is necessary for anyone thinking of breeding cats as well as determining the reasons why certain cats have particular characteristics. Colour, pattern and coat length will be discussed in detail as examples of obviously recognizable characteristics, although the principles described are equally applicable to body form/size, temperament and in certain cases behaviour. Although concentrating on scientific aspects of the topic, a brief review of breed specific mutations is included.
- Genome and definitions
- Inheritance of specific characteristics ( colour/pattern/coat length)
- Breed specific mutations
Module 8: Feline Health
Cats, like all other living organisms occasionally suffer from ill health, although many domestic cats will only meet a veterinarian for routine check ups, vaccinations and neutering. Nevertheless ill health can occur in even the most well cared for animal and this module will explore the various diseases and conditions which bring about poor health. Broadly speaking these conditions/diseases can be divided into two groups, those a cat catches e.g. as the result of infection/parasites or those that are non-infectious, encompassing genetic problems, cancers and nutritional disorders (module 4). Specific examples of diseases, their symptoms and prevention will be discussed but this course is not intended to be, not should be considered as, a substitute for veterinarian diagnosis and treatment.
- Infectious disease. Viral, bacterial, fungal infections, vaccination, and parasites
- Non infectious disease (cancer/genetic disease)
Module 9: Feline Husbandry
Although many cats live out their lives in one or two animal pet home, many others live together in larger groups, either due to specific planning by humans, or as a result of neglect. Many cats will experience such conditions in their lifetimes, either by being bred in a cat breeder's establishment, falling on hard times and being 'rescued' by a charity organisation or living out their lives without close human contact as ferals. This module will examine the practical way in which larger numbers of cats can be cared for on a regular basis. It will examine procedures used in rescue/feral control organisation and the care and procedures used in boarding and breeding catteries.
- Rescue organisations (history/procedures, feral colony management)
- Boarding/pedigree catteries (Procedures, breeding programs, line-breeding, in-breeding and out crossing)
Module 10: Rules and regulations
Cats inevitably are included in the rules, laws and regulations our societies need to function due to their close association with humans. This module will examine some of the history behind animal legislation around the world, as well as current and proposed regulations. It will also discuss the sometimes widely differing rules surrounding 'pedigree' cats within different governing cat associations and the implications for the animals belonging to the members of those organisations.
Animal welfare/abuse legislation, history and worldwide Pedigree organisation regulations. Different breed recognition, ethics, showing, and breeding
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma of Feline Studies home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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