FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training :: Bishop Burton College

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.

Please note that regular access to a dog for training purposes is essential.

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.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. We continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level Three Extended Diploma at MMP or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to Level 5.

All applicants need an appropriate academic reference.

Life and / or experience of non-traditional 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.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Ian McParland

BSc Canine Behaviour Management (Top Up)

Ian worked in the dog section at the Metropolitan Police for 27 years, which included work in narcotics and counter terrorism. He is a member of numerous animal welfare organisations and runs courses for the police, local authorities and housing providers on dog-related legislation, canine communication and staying safe around dogs. Ian has also launched a behaviour change scheme similar to a speed awareness course, aimed at reducing the need for dog owners to be prosecuted.