Animal Behaviour Course Level 3 Award – Endorsed

    Description

    This Level 3 Animal Behaviour course has been created for those students with an interest in working with animals in a variety of roles. This course provides students with a clear understanding of animal behaviour within a wide range of animals and contexts.  Students will gain an understanding of the key theories that have influenced studies in this area and also develop a knowledge of behaviour observation methods.

    Students can complete this course over a 12 month period from anywhere in the world. Distance learning provides no barriers for those who wish to study without the need to attend college locally.


    Qualification: Animal Behaviour Level 3 Award QLS
    Support: 1-year support included 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Endorsed Specification: Certificate of Achievement
    Price: Interest-Free Finance

    We also offer a Level 4 Animal Welfare Course, that may be of interest. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 6 units of study in total as listed below.
    6 tutor marked assignments to complete

    UNIT 1: STUDYING AND RECORDING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
    What is animal behaviour?
    The study of animal behaviour
    Methods and recording
    Results

    UNIT 2: PREY VS. PREDATOR
    The food chain
    Evolutionary arms race
    Adaptations to capture prey
    Luring preyCrypsis (Camouflage, transparency, sleep cycles)

    UNIT 3: SOLITARY AND GROUP LIVING ANIMALS
    How animals communicate
    Competition from other species
    Communication and the senses
    Visual displays
    Group or solitary?
    Hierarchy systems in group living animals

    UNIT 4: MATING AND PARENTAL STRATEGIES
    Attracting a potential mate
    Mating systems and parental responsibility
    Monogamy and polygynyMating systems
    Imprinting

    UNIT 5: CHANGES IN BEHAVIOUR THROUGH DOMESTICATION
    What is domestication?
    Breeds
    How does domestication change the animal?
    Hibernation
    Hormones and their effects
    Abnormal behaviours

    UNIT 6: ANIMAL LEARNING
    Instinct
    Simple learning theories
    Animal learning in training
    Human influence
    Ethics in training and the welfare of animals
    Animal intelligence
    Training animals

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

    Be aged 16 Years or above
    Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
    Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
    Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
    Have a genuine desire to succeed

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 80 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 100 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 6 months.

    Qualification Awarded

    TQUK Level 3 Animal Behaviour Award – Certificate of Achievement

    Training Qualifications UK

    This course provides successful students with a certificate of achievement from TQUK. Although this course does not carry a recognised qualification, the course has been officially endorsed and undergoes the same strict quality control procedures as a fully recognised qualification.

    TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

    Study Method

    Select between studying purely online or opt to receive a paper copy of your lessons in the post.

    If you opt for a paper copy:

    Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

    Learners are then able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed directly to their tutor for marking.

    If you opt for the online version:

    You will access your course lessons using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

    Assessment

    Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

    There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

    Why UK Open College?

    ✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
    ✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
    ✅ Spread the cost – interest-free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
    ✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
    ✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
    ✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
    ✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

    *NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

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    Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

    Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Permanent resident in the UK
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

    14 Day Money Back Guarantee

    Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

    *Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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