Cert Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

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Application method Apply direct to the University
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
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.

More about Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

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.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation

Typical offer for Cert Companion Animal Welfare and Behavioural Rehabilitation - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
CC 
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
18 points overall including 15 in Higher Level science
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 39 credits at Distinction/Merit
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAH: CC in science subjects
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements 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
European Baccalaureate offer60% overall with 6 in science
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentFive 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*.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

Application form and interview - please contact us for an application form. You should apply directly to the University and not through UCAS. This course is only open to applicants working or volunteering within a rehoming environment.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 33 19320
Email: emily.blackwell@bristol.ac.uk

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