Cert Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

2017 entry

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Application method Apply direct to the University
Location of course Langford campus
Part-time study 2 year(s) part-time
This course consists of five one-week residential units based at the School of Veterinary Sciences, plus three rehoming centre-based practical sessions, spread across the two years.

About Cert Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

This two-year, part-time course is designed to fulfil the requirements for those working practically to rehabilitate dogs in the rehoming centre environment.

You will be taught via lectures, seminars and practical sessions, giving you the opportunity to discuss the information and approaches covered and put the theory into practice under the guidance of tutors.

The course is divided into five units, each of which runs over a full week. Following units two, three and four you will attend an associated practical session at a rehoming centre.

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Find out more about studying Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

Units covered over the two years of the course:

  • Unit 1 - Study skills
  • Unit 2 - Ethology, genetics and the development of behaviour
  • Unit 3 - Understanding learning theory and its application to behaviour modification and training
  • Unit 4 - Stress, welfare and the influence of disease and diet on behaviour
  • Unit 5 - Case studies.
Further details about the course structure for Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

Typical offer for Cert Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

(including international A-levels)
IB Diploma 18 points overall including 15 in Higher Level science
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 39 credits at Distinction/Merit
SQAAH: CC in science subjects
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core
EB60% overall with 6 in science
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and two sciences. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Academic qualificationsMature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 33 19320
Email: emily.blackwell@bristol.ac.uk

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