University Centre Askham Bryan

Degree level: Undergraduate

Canine and Feline Training and Behaviour

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Course summary

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. This programme is subject to validation for a September 2022 start.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) Modules include: - Introduction to Analysis for Canine and Feline - Applied Health and Husbandry

  • Canine and Feline Behaviour
- Canine and Feline Welfare
  • Learning and Cognition
- Biological Basis of Behaviour Year 2 Level 5 Modules include: - Theory of Animal Training - Applied Animal Training - Problem Behaviour Management - Applied Animal Training - Dog School Instructing - Human - Animal Bond
  • Independent Research Project

Assessment method

Assessments may include: TCA's, course work, Viva- Voce, presentations, practical assessments.

How to apply

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Askham Bryan York Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

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Canine and Feline Training and Behaviour at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS