University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Harper Adams University

Canine and Feline Training and Behaviour

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Course summary

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This programme covers the skills and knowledge required to work within the canine and feline industry. The key focuses are to develop an understanding of the behaviour, husbandry requirements and welfare needs of canine and felines, as well as the complex interactions that they have within society. There is also a high emphasis on training and managing the behaviour of both these species; which is important in all areas of this industry. This programme requires students to undertake 300 hours of work placement, 150 of which will be undertaken on site in the college kennels and cattery. These hours will be completed in the first year on a rota including some weekends, evenings and holidays to maintain the high welfare standards for the animals on site.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) Modules include - Academic and Professional Skills, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Business, Canine and Feline Behaviour, Human and Animal Interactions, Learning and Cognition. Year 2 (Level 5) Modules include – Skills for Research, Business Enterprise, Problem Behaviour Management, Applied Animal Training, Canine and Feline Welfare, Industry Skills and Training Classes.

Assessment method

Assessments may include: Examinations, Course work, continual assessments, Viva- Voce, Presentations, Practical assessments

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC865
Institution code A70
Campus nameAskham Bryan York Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Applicants should have achieved 48 UCAS points plus 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSEs In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience. An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Canine and Feline Training and Behaviour at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS