Kennel and Cattery Management (7610)

Last Updated: 02 Aug 2012
Develop the skills to handle the day-to-day running of a kennel or cattery with the Certificate in the Operational Principles of Kennels and Catteries.

This qualification covers essential skills like caring for the welfare of dogs and cats, handling health needs and veterinary emergencies and animal behaviour and handling.

You also have the opportunity to learn about managing either a boarding establishment or rescue and re-homing establishment.
This qualification is for those who are or want to be responsible for the operations of a kennel or cattery. You should have experience in caring for animals and working in the kennel and cattery environment.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification focuses on the health and welfare of dogs and cats. It covers areas such as health care, veterinary emergencies and first aid and behaviour and handling of dogs and cats.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical tasks, exams or online tests. The Certificate in the Operational Principles of Kennels and Catteries is assessed using short-answer written examinations.

Is this level right for me?

Level 3

You've worked in a cattery or kennel for some time. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a role such as centre manager, deputy manager, animal welfare supervisor or another job where you are responsible for the day-to-day running of the kennel or cattery.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification can help you work in a number of senior roles in a kennel or cattery, including:

  • Kennel/Cattery worker
  • Manager
  • Supervisor/Team leader
  • Animal welfare supervisor.

If you'd like to advance further in your career through additional qualifications, you may want to advance on to a foundation degree or a management qualification like the Level 4 NVQ in Animal Management.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

For these qualifications you should also ensure that a high emphasis is placed upon animal welfare during both learning and assessment activities.

To find all the resource requirements, download the course handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

You may want to recommend that those without suitable animal care or kennel and cattery experience and skills complete a Level 2 Animal Care qualification before taking this qualification.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are responsible for the day-to-day running of a cattery or kennel and have a great deal of relevant skills and knowledge.

The Certificate requires you to select one of the following units:

  • Boarding establishment management and supervision
  • Rescue and re-homing establishment, management and supervision.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification can help you work in a number of senior roles in a kennel or cattery, including:

  • Kennel/Cattery worker
  • Manager
  • Supervisor/Team leader
  • Animal welfare supervisor.

If you'd like to advance further in your career through additional qualifications, you may want to advance on to a foundation degree or a management qualification like the Level 4 NVQ in Animal Management.

Level 3 Certificate in the Operational Principles of Kennels and Catteries (7610-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2013

Level 3 Certificate in the Operational Principles of Kennels and Catteries

  • Accreditation No: 500/4792/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 150 - 150 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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