Course: FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years part-time blended / distance learning

The Programme

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.

What You Study

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Michael Belshaw

BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Since graduating from the BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course, Michael has travelled extensively working as a professional animal trainer in a variety of zoo’s and marine parks around the world. 

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