With 33% of households having a dog there has never been a better time to pursue a role within the canine industry! If you have the passion and commitment to work not only with dogs, but also with their owners, this is the degree for you! This course will allow you to develop a broad range of industry specific skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding canine behaviour and the principles of training in the first year, before applying these to understanding how canine behaviour can be modified, how to progress training and working within different canine disciplines in the second year. Course Features:
- Exciting guest lecturers (with their dogs!)
- Experience with different breeds
- Partnerships with industry
- All weather training facilities
- Canine behaviour modifications
- Canine rehabilitation
- Welfare officer
- Kennel manager
- Dog trainer
- Canine behaviourist
- Working in charity and rescue centres
- Working with service dogs
- Training Instructor
Year 1 • Scientific Data Collection & Analysis • Canine Health, Husbandry and Welfare • Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology • Canines in Society • Introduction to Canine Training • Introduction to Canine Behaviour Year 2 • Modification of Canine Behavioural Issues • Canine Athlete in Industry • Canine Sensory Perception and Behaviour • Further Dog Training and Instructing Skills • Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries • Experiential Learning • Research Methods
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, case studies, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in-class examinations. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 75% coursework 25% written exams Year 2 79% coursework 21% written exams
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
Additional entry requirements
Practical experience working with dogs is preferential. Interviews will be used to help make decisions on borderline applications and those where the Programme Leader needs to gain further information.
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