Learn to Understand and Manage Animal Welfare
It is one of the most popular passions – to work in a role where you are helping animals.
In the past, careers in this industry may have been ‘few and far between’, but now, the animal care industry is booming. There has never been a better time to convert your passion into a reality, with the last decade having seen an increase in job numbers and a greater variety of jobs in this field. Globally, animal welfare concerns are being increasingly recognised and addressed across a multitude of industries, from wildlife to captive animals, from domestic pets to farm animals.
The world is becoming more aware – now is the time to make a difference.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 100 hours.
Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.
Lessons: The course comprises 9 lessons.
Lesson 1. Scope and Nature of Animal Welfare
Lesson 2. Psychology and Sentience
Lesson 3. Managing Animal Welfare
Lesson 4. Animal Protection Services
Lesson 5. Animal Rescue Services
Lesson 6. Animal Health Services
Lesson 7. Animal Welfare for Pets, Work Animals and Animals in Sport
Lesson 8. Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
Lesson 9. Animal Welfare for Wildlife: Free and Captive
Welfare Issues with Companion Animals
In a modern world, Animal Welfare organisations predominantly respond to issues surrounding the welfare of domestic animals. This includes rescuing, rehabilitating and providing new homes for ill-treated and abandoned pets. Some animals are very loved pets, yet the owners do not have the knowledge or resources to look after them properly.
Studying our Animal Welfare course will provide you with a good, solid knowledge that is applicable to working in the industry or owning your own business, particularly in relation to the pet industry.
Are you ready to work in Animal Welfare?
The welfare of animals is of interest to many people in most parts of the world, but it takes a special person to work in in this field. It takes much more than a love of animals and a yearning to stop their suffering to succeed in a career in Animal Welfare.
To work in the Animal Welfare industry you will benefit from:
Having compassion and empathy for animals.
Having some level of education in Animal Welfare.
Having a positive attitude.
Having good people skills.
If you work in the field of Animal Welfare you must consider the following:
You may be required to work antisocial hours.
Emotionally, you will experience massive ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ and feel both joy and heartbreak.
There are limited resources in this industry so you will not receive great financial benefit.
But if you are truly passionate about the well-being of animals, there are a lot of various opportunities for working in Animal Welfare.
WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE YOU?
There are many varied roles in Animal Welfare. The Pet Industry, in particular, has numerous areas where animal welfare is relevant including:
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the Animal Welfare course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies. Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.
Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor. The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.
WHY STUDY WITH ACS?
PUT YOUR PASSION INTO PRACTICE!
Learn the foundations of providing care and compassion for animals - understand animal needs and how you can support animals.
It is important to choose the right course for you. If you have any questions, our pet care tutors will be more than happy to help you. Please get in touch with our pet care specialists today - people who share your passion.