Course: FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years part-time 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 at our Bishop Burton campus in East Yorkshire.

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 for the course 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.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level Three Extended Diploma at PPP or equivalent qualification. 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.

Toni Jessop

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

Toni pursued her passion for animals, studing for a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare before becoming a park ranger.

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