Writtle University College

Canine Studies Writtle University College Degree level: Undergraduate

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This one-year full-time course is a unique blend of the biological and therapeutic sciences relating to canines, the way they work, how they behave, and what can are the therapeutic options to improve their well-being. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of canine. Due to its vocational characteristic, the course includes a substantial amount of practicals delivered in class. We will cover a wide variety of topics such as Anatomy and Physiology and Biomechanics for foundation knowledge.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Canine Studies provides a balance of vocation and academic study that is intellectually challenging, vocationally relevant and provide foundations to pursue a progressive career working with dogs. Academic knowledge and understanding reinforce and support the development of vocational skills, equipping the students with the abilities and the knowledge relevant to their employment or the need of their employers.

The aims of the programme are to:

Build on basic scientific principles to develop an relevant academic knowledge of the canine
Evaluate normal and abnormal movement patterns in the dog
To handle canines safely in a therapeutic setting understanding behavioural principles while assessing
Learn about 1st Aid Training and its application

Course details

Modules

http://writtle.ac.uk/Certificate-of-Higher-Education-in-Canine-Studies

Assessment method

Assessment Methods
This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence.

Assessment methods will include:

Presentations Coursework Video log Practical exams (OSPE) Written Exams Written 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 code D328
Institution code W85
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points GCE A Levels
48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
A minimum of four GCSEs grade A/7–C/4 including, English Language, Mathematics and Science
Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.
A level GCE A Levels
48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
A minimum of four GCSEs grade A/7–C/4 including, English Language, Mathematics and Science
Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.
Access to HE Diploma Access course
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk
Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.
Scottish Higher Scottish Highers
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Certificate
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Evidence of practical canine experience:
50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Additional entry requirements

Other

The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills.
Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200
Email: admissions@writtle.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Writtle University College
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Admissions Team

01245 424280

Fax: 01245 420456