Students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in positions of authority in the canine behaviour and training industry.
These practical skills and theoretical knowledge are delivered through block sessions, part-time by distance learning and using a combination of academic study, practical classes, visits and work experience. This includes webinars which take place one evening a week.
Students are required to gain a minimum of 152 hours of work experience and must fund their own accommodation for compulsory block sessions.
- Learning theory
- Canine development
- Business enterprise and industry skills
- Basic, progressive and advanced training
- Canine health, welfare and legislation
- Consulting and coaching
- Canine science
- Research skills.
Three years part-time blended / distance learning.
Students can progress to any of our animal-related BSc degree programmes at year three.
Students are assessed through research projects, deminars and presentations, practical tests including field work and laboratory, written assignments / essays / posters and leaflets.
Students will undertake a minimum of 152 hours work experience over the duration of the course.
Many opportunities exist in education, management, dog training, behaviour counselling, assistance work, detection training, service dog handling, training dogs for commercial work and rescue and rehabilitation work.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue and a white lab coat, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £100.
Training equipment will also be required (i.e. clicker and target stick).
There may also be additional costs for educational visits/trips.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at PPP or equivalent qualification, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma. They must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
After completing the BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course, Kim secured her dream job as an Animal Warden/Pest Control Officer for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Q: What duties does your current role include and what do you enjoy?
A: My role as an Animal Warden involves dealing with many dog related issues within the community of which dog fouling is a major part of the job, not only enforcing the legal side but promoting responsible dog ownership and educating the public.
I have the responsibility for investigating reports of stray dogs and collecting detained dogs that have been found by members of the public. I am then actively involved with ensuring these dog are removed safely from the streets to minimise the stress on the dog and safety of the public. It brings me great pleasure when I am able to reunite owner and dog or be part of the process where a dog finds a new family.
Other elements of my job involve investigating reports of dangerous dogs to ensure the safety of all concerned, Offering advice and treating a range of pests and educating the public at open days, shows and key events.
Q: How has the course you completed at Bishop Burton College helped you in your career so far?
A: I firmly believe that the knowledge and skills I have gained from my years at Bishop Burton has benefitted me greatly in my career and is still playing a key role in my day to day job. For instance, noise nuisance from barking dogs is par of my day-to-day jon and the knowledge I now have on canine behaviour from Bishop Burton College enables me to offer help and advice to members of the public, to help them deal with these types of problems.