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Become a
Canine Care Specialist

Enrol Today and Pay No Course Fees Until June 2022!

Turn Your Passion For Dogs Into A Career

The Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare Level 3 Diploma has been created in collaboration with animal care professionals. This is a solid choice for anyone looking to start a career in canine care.

Potential employers from this qualification could include working in animal welfare, charities, the pet care sector or even a behaviourist role in a veterinary practice.

Throughout the diploma, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of canine care. You’ll cover a comprehensive range of topics from exploring behaviours and animal psychology to canine training and legislation.

The course also has expert tutors to guide your learning. They’ll provide constructive feedback on your assignments and any extra assistance where needed.

What’s more, this is an online course that allows you to engage with your studies from the comfort of your own home. You won’t have to worry about waiting for term time to begin like physical colleges. As soon as you enrol the material is readily available for you to progress with your learning.

You’re in control of the place and pace that you learn at. Allowing you to work through the modules as quickly or slowly as you like. Once you complete the qualification you’ll be ready to seek employment in canine care.


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100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

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24/7 access to online learning

100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

Enrol today from
only £9.99/mo

Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning


This qualification will help you develop extensive knowledge in many aspects of canine care. From the history of their evolution to how to identify and better negative behaviour through proper learning theories.

In addition to this, you’ll become well versed in current legislation surrounding dogs and the 2006 Animal Welfare Act. You’ll learn proper canine handling and transportation. As well as gaining an understanding of kennel and day care best practices. Ensuring all dogs under your care are properly looked after and enriched.

What’s more, you’ll cover grooming techniques for various breeds. Also exploring and identifying developmental stages of puppies and the whelping process.

Upon completion of this qualification, you’ll have expanded your understanding of the core elements of canine care. Having this knowledge allows you to confidently apply for employment in kennels, animal charities and areas related to canine care.



Unit 1: Canine Law

Unit 2: Canine Evolution

Unit 3: Canine Handling and Transportation

Unit 4: Canine Learning Theories

Unit 5: Canine Behaviour

Unit 6: Canine Care

Unit 7: Care of Canines in Kennels, Day Care and Home Boarding



The learner needs to be 16 years or over and have a genuine interest in canine care and welfare. No previous academic experience is needed to enrol onto the course. You will also need a stable internet connection and reliable laptop.



When studying the Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF), you will cover a range of units that make up the qualification. Presenting a portfolio of your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback.



Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Canine Care, Behaviours & Welfare Level 3 Diploma (RQF) (603/4610/3)


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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a huge range of benefits to studying via distance education:


We believe distance education is all about convenience and flexibility. You can plan your study around your work or lifestyle commitments, so you’re only studying at times convenient for you.

Plus, you can improve your education without having to attend classes at a physical location. What’s more, with learndirect, you can study when and where you like without the stress of deadlines or time limits and complete your course at your own pace.


We don’t have the same level of high overhead costs (e.g. classrooms and large campuses) as traditional schools, colleges or universities, so we’re able to pass on these savings to you by reducing our course fees.


We offer over 650 home study courses for you to choose from, with an unrivalled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK.


You have access to a dedicated tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

All of your course material is available 24/7, 365 days per year through our world-class learning platform you choose when and where you study!

Yes, all of our courses will come with a certificate once you have completed your training. This certificate will have your name on it, and the title of the training you have completed.

Each course is different, and each has its own time frame, but all of our courses are flexible so you can study in a way the fits you. All of our courses come with an Individual Learner Plan, this will help guide you and keep you on track for success.

Yes, built into your account is a messaging service, where you can send messages between you and your tutor, you can ask questions or talk about your work. You can also message other helpful contacts, like our Student Support Team.

All of our qualifications have different awarding bodies, and depending on the subject, they will meet different criteria depending on the level of the qualification and its content.

We typically use the OFQUAL register to help us benchmark our courses and ensure the education you receive is up to the relevant industry standards. If you would like to check a specific qualification, please contact one of our helpful advisers by calling 01202 006 464.

We have several options including 0% payment options, and options with very small deposits. Each course has different options, if you would like to discuss these options or a quote for a course, you can reach a member of the team by calling 01202 006 464.

If you make a mistake or get something wrong, there is no need to worry. Many of our courses allow you to retake units that may not have gone to plan. You will receive full support and guidance from your tutor before reworking a unit and submitting again, and you can do this without any additional cost.

As soon as you submit a piece of work your tutor is notified. This allows us to identify that you have work which requires their attention. While your tutor is marking your work you can move on to the next unit or section of your course so there are never any delays in your learning. Typically, with most of our courses, marking work takes less than 5 days depending on the size of the submitted item.

No, the price agreed when you start your course is all you pay. We ensure there are no hidden or additional unnecessary fees for your education.

Many of our courses include one or more of the following hands on aspects to enhance the online learning you will receive.

Many of our RQF courses include a placement, these placements are fantastic opportunities for you to secure a work experience placement in a relevant industry and get real on the job experience while you learn. For example many of our Teaching Assistant courses give you an opportunity to approach and work within a local school.

Time in our state of the art academy's for certain subjects, for example our Foot Health Practitioner courses run multiple hands on class based options in our bespoke learning environments.

Further to this some of our courses include practical kits for you to use while you study and even keep after the course! For example many of our Nail Technician courses include an extensive kit included with the course at no additional charge.

We encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community.

All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via distance education and home study, so you can complete your course from anywhere in the world. Some courses relate specifically to UK practice and legislation and in these cases all work must be presented accordingly. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or campus, unless your course has a 'practical' element to it.

Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

You can enrol easily and quickly by clicking on the ‘Enrol Now’ button on your preferred course’s page on our website. Simply complete the secure online registration form and we will do the rest. If you’d prefer to call us to enrol, please call 01202 006 464.

Our world-class learning platform is easy to use and presented in a simple to understand format. Once you’ve logged on you’ll be able to see your course, your content and how to complete your assignments. Everything you need is available through your personal learner portal.