Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

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1. Environmental Aspects and Impacts:Learn To Improve Your Organisation'S Overall Environmental Performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

2. Ecology:Learn The Relationship Between Plants And Animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

3. Stable Management:Learn All Aspects Of Stable Management

Our Stable Management course covers all aspects of stable management and will provide the student with a thorough preparation for working in the equine industry. Our Stable Management course has been specifically designed to provide the student with the vital information needed to operate a stable efficiently.

The stable management course covers many different aspects of looking after your horse or horses, including horse psychology and exercise.

The qualification will provide the encouragement for the student to enhance their employability by giving a good foundation to the industry.

4. Veterinary Support Assistant:Gain A Career In A Veterinary Practice

This course is ideal for anyone assisting in a veterinary practice part-time or at the weekend, if you are considering working towards a career in a veterinary practice, or for anyone caring for ill and recovering animals at home.

5. Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional:Enhance Your Pet Care Knowledge Base

his course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention, but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

This course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Environmental Aspects and Impacts  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Course

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 2 - Certificate in Ecology Online Course

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 3 - Certificate in Stable Management Online Course

Introduction

  • Early Horse
  • Modern Horse 
  • Using Psychology To Handle Horses
  • Handling Horses
  • Putting On A Halter
  • Leading a Horse in the Open
  • Leading a Horse from a Stable or Through
  • a Gate
  • Leading a Horse up for Inspection
  • Putting on a Bridle
  • Taking off a Bridle
  • Putting on a Saddle
  • Taking off a Saddle
  • Tying up a Horse

Buying a Horse

  • Temperament
  • Size
  • Weight Carrying Ability
  • Age
  • Ageing a Horse
  • Sex
  • Experience
  • Potential
  • Colour & Markings
  • Breed

Conformation

  • Shape & Development of Muscles
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Withers
  • Ribs & Depth of Girth
  • Ribs
  • Back
  • Loins
  • Hindquarters
  • Legs
  • Forearms & Thighs
  • Knees
  • Hocks
  • Fetlocks
  • Cannon Bone
  • Pasterns
  • Hooves

Stabling

  • Stabling
  • Combined System
  • Types of Stabling
  • Stalls
  • Stables
  • Barns
  • Layout of Stables
  • Stable Tricks And Vices

Why Bedding is Necessary

  • Bedding 
  • Ideal Bedding Qualities
  • Types of Bedding
  • Absorbent Bedding
  • Choosing a Bedding System
  • Tools Required
  • Straw and Shredded Paper
  • Shaving, Sawdust and Peat Moss
  • Mucking Out
  • Complete Muck Out - Straw
  • Mucking Out a Deep Litter Bed - Straw
  • Mucking Out Shavings
  • Mucking Out Sawdust
  • Complete Muck Out System
  • Banking Sides of the Bed
  • Bedding Down for the Deep Litter System
  • Managing the Bed
  • Day Bed
  • Night Bed
  • Tidying the Bed
  • Skipping Out
  • Conserving Bedding
  • Reasons for Managing the Muckheap
  • Managing the Muckheap
  • Selling or Using Composted Manure

The Digestive System and Principles Of Feeding and Watering

  • Alimentary Canal
  • The Lips
  • The Front or Incisor Teeth
  • The Tongue
  • The Back/Molar Teeth
  • Saliva
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • The Small Intestine
  • The Large Intestine
  • Absorption of Food
  • Groups of Food
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars and Starch (Soluble Carbohydrates)
  • Fibre (Crude Carbohydrate)
  • Fats
  • Minerals
  • Salt
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • Water
  • Principles of Watering
  • Rules for Watering
  • Reasons for Feeding
  • Rule of Feeding
  • How to Feed
  • Concentrate & Roughage Foods
  • Feeding Concentrates
  • Feeding Roughage
  • Hanging the Hay Net
  • Feeding Groups of Horses
  • Times to Feed
  • Amounts to Feed

Feeds

  • Roughage
  • Hay
  • Seed Hay
  • Field Hay/Meadow Hay
  • Buying Hay
  • Bran
  • Concentrates
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Brewers Grain
  • Maize
  • Wheat
  • Peas & Beans
  • Cubes
  • Horse Meal
  • Roots
  • Carrots
  • Mangolds, Swedes & Turnips
  • Parsnips and Beetroot
  • Green Foods & Succulents
  • Grass
  • Fresh Cut Grass
  • Dried Cut Grass
  • Grass Meal
  • Lucerne/Alfalfa
  • Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Cubes
  • Linseed
  • Molasses
  • Milk
  • Raw Eggs
  • Beer
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Salt

Grass Kept Horse and Pasture Management

  • Advantages of working off grass
  • Disadvantages
  • Paddock Size
  • Fencing
  • Posts & Rails
  • Hedges
  • Wire
  • Post & Wire
  • Barbed Wire
  • Electric Fencing
  • Brick or Stone Walls
  • Banks & Rises
  • Gates
  • Supply of Water
  • Shelter
  • Hedges or Trees
  • A Valley
  • A Built Field Shelter
  • General Management

The Skin

  • The Skin
  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Coat
  • How the Skin Regulates Body
  • Temperature
  • Reasons for Grooming
  • Grooming Kit
  • Different Types & Times of Grooming

The Foot and Shoeing

  • The Structure of the Healthy Foot
  • The Wall
  • The Sole
  • The Frog
  • The Bars
  • The Coronary Groove
  • Trimming
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Shoeing
  • Signs that New Shoes are Needed
  • Farrier’s Tools
  • How the Horse is Shod
  • Removing a Shoe
  • Preparing a Hoof for Shoeing
  • Fitting the Shoe
  • Nailing On
  • Basic Shoes
  • Plain Stamped Shoe
  • Ordinary Shoe
  • Aluminium Showing/Racing Plates
  • Grass Tips
  • Brushing
  • Over-Reach
  • Forging
  • Capped Elbow

Exercise and Conditioning

  • Exercising a Horse
  • Conditioning the Horse
  • Maintaining Fitness

Tack and Biting

  • Action of the Bit
  • Types of Bits
  • Snaffles
  • Jointed Snaffle
  • Curb with Curb Chain
  • The Pelham
  • Curb Chains
  • Fitting the Saddle
  • Cause of Sore Backs
  • Horses With ‘Cold Backs’
  • Blankets, Bandages and Boots
  • Blankets & Rugs
  • Putting on a Rug
  • Putting on a Blanket
  • Bandages
  • Protection
  • Support Bandages
  • Bandages for Warmth
  • General Rules for Bandaging
  • Putting on a Stable Bandage
  • Tail Bandage
  • Boots

Sick Nursing

  • Signs of Health in a Horse
  • Signs of a Horse that is Off-Colour
  • Signs of a Very Ill Horse
  • Taking the Temperature
  • Taking Respiration Rate
  • Taking the Pulse
  • Nursing Rules
  • Isolation Procedure
  • Common Ailments
  • Colic
  • Lameness
  • Cuts
  • Sore Backs
  • Head Collar/Bridle Rubs
  • Rug Burns
  • Brushing or Over-Reaching
  • Coughs
  • Thrush
  • Cracked Heels
  • Mud Fever
  • First Aid Treatments
  • Fomenting
  • Hosing
  • Steaming
  • Tubbing
  • Poulticing
  • Emergencies
  • Arterial Bleeding
  • Azoturia

Minor Ailments

  • Minor Ailments
  • Parasites
  • Coughing & Colds
  • Wounds
  • Skin Ailments
  • More Serious Ailments

Unsoundness and Related Minor Ailments

  • Lameness
  • Identifying a Lame Leg
  • Finding the Seat of the Lameness
  • Pricked Sole
  • Nail Bind
  • Shoulder Lameness
  • Cannon Bone Lameness
  • Splints
  • Sore Shins
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Curb
  • Lameness in the Hoof
  • Bruised Sole

Clipping, Trimming and Plaiting

  • Clipping
  • Reasons for Clipping
  • Types of Clippers
  • Types of Clips
  • Belly & Strip
  • Preparation for Clipping
  • How to Clip
  • Plaiting the Tail
  • Banging the Tail
  • Plaiting the Mane

Travelling and Care Of The Horse at a Show

  • Preparation for Travel
  • Protection for Horse While Travelling
  • Tail Bandage and Tail Guard
  • Poll Guard
  • Kneecaps
  • Hock Boots
  • Bandage
  • Rugs
  • Headcollar
  • Preparing the Trailer
  • Loading the Horse
  • Problem Loader
  • Unloading
  • Day Before the Show
  • Day of the Show
  • At the Show
  • After the Show

Course 4 - Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
  • Preparing for employment

Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Veterinary words in easy bites
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary of veterinary terms

Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Major body cavities
  • Skeletal structure
  • Tissue structure and shape

Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Digestive and excretory systems
  • Respiratory systems
  • Endocrine glands
  • Nervous system

Lesson 5: Handling animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct dog and cat handling methods
  • Exotic handling

Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Importance of nutrition
  • Types of food
  • Nutrients
  • Stages of life
  • Nutritional support

Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Skeletal diseases
  • Skin diseases and parasites
  • Infectious diseases
  • Other common illnesses

Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Aims
  • Assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling a first aid patient
  • Shock

Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Lesson 11: Infection control

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Importance of infection control
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Sterilisation
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Isolation of an infecious animal
  • Waste

Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography or ultrasound?
  • MRI scanning in animals
  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Tests

Lesson 13: Care of ill Animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Monitoring
  • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Basic care of inpatients
  • How do vets give animals medicine?
  • Giving oral,ear and eye medication
  • How vets manage fluid levels

Lesson 14: Operation Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Veterinary anaesthesia
  • Common veterinary surgical procedures
  • Schedule 3 Procedures
  • Sterile Field
  • Surgical instruments
  • Pre op preparation
  • Post op care

Lesson 15: Euthanasia

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Reasons for euthanasia
  • Making the decision
  • Euthanasia process
  • Euthanasia of exotic pets
  • Signs of a dying animal
  • Signs of death
  • Burial and cremation
  • The animals left behind

Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Health and Safety laws and regulations
  • Hazards
  • Signs
  • Zoonosis
  • Safety tips
  • Animal rescue and welfare organisations
  • A veterinary nurses code of conduct

Course 5 - Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits and how to get the most out of this course
  • Your Safety
  • Zoonosis
  • Animals safety
  • Disease control
  • How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • Image
  • Pet Services Offered
  • Advertising
  • Organisation

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Responsibility
  • CRB checks
  • Property security
  • Animal security
  • Veterinary considerations
  • Updates
  • Leaving the property as you found it
  • Dog attacks!

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • First Impressions
  • Pre service visit
  • Information and records
  • Checklist
  • Microchips and other ID methods
  • Keys
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Possible client questions

Unit 5: Dog walking

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Dog walking basics
  • Body Language
  • Law
  • Aggression
  • Dog fights

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct handling methods of dogs and cats
  • Exotic handling
  • Transporting animals
  • How to administer medications

Unit 7: First aid

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Aims and assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling
  • Shock
  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming  and care
  • Elderly dogs and cats
  • Common diseases

Unit 9: Birds

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Small birds
  • Parrots
  • Poultry
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 10: Fish

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Cold water fish
  • Tropical fish
  • Marine fish
  • Common diseases

Unit 11: Reptiles

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Snakes and Lizards
  • Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
  • More difficult to keep reptiles
  • Common diseases

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and care
  • Common diseases

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Breeds
  • General care
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Common diseases

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Ecology, Stable Management, Veterinary Support Assistant and Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional in this Bundle

1. Environmental Aspects and Impacts:Learn To Improve Your Organisation'S Overall Environmental Performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

2. Ecology:Learn The Relationship Between Plants And Animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

3. Stable Management:Learn All Aspects Of Stable Management

Our Stable Management course covers all aspects of stable management and will provide the student with a thorough preparation for working in the equine industry. Our Stable Management course has been specifically designed to provide the student with the vital information needed to operate a stable efficiently.

The stable management course covers many different aspects of looking after your horse or horses, including horse psychology and exercise.

The qualification will provide the encouragement for the student to enhance their employability by giving a good foundation to the industry.

4. Veterinary Support Assistant:Gain A Career In A Veterinary Practice

This course is ideal for anyone assisting in a veterinary practice part-time or at the weekend, if you are considering working towards a career in a veterinary practice, or for anyone caring for ill and recovering animals at home.

5. Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional:Enhance Your Pet Care Knowledge Base

his course offers you a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog walking, pet and home sitting business.

Pet owners want to know that while they’re away, their furry and fishy friends are properly looked after and getting plenty of love and attention. As a dog walker and pet sitter, your role is not only to properly care for the animal with food, exercise and attention, but to give your clients’ human partners peace of mind.

This course is suitable for anyone, whether they are considering a career working as a pet sitter, dog walker, or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of the pet care business. It will provide you with the essential information you need to care for clients’ pets in a responsible, professional, and safety-conscious way.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Environmental Aspects and Impacts  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Course

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 2 - Certificate in Ecology Online Course

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 3 - Certificate in Stable Management Online Course

Introduction

  • Early Horse
  • Modern Horse 
  • Using Psychology To Handle Horses
  • Handling Horses
  • Putting On A Halter
  • Leading a Horse in the Open
  • Leading a Horse from a Stable or Through
  • a Gate
  • Leading a Horse up for Inspection
  • Putting on a Bridle
  • Taking off a Bridle
  • Putting on a Saddle
  • Taking off a Saddle
  • Tying up a Horse

Buying a Horse

  • Temperament
  • Size
  • Weight Carrying Ability
  • Age
  • Ageing a Horse
  • Sex
  • Experience
  • Potential
  • Colour & Markings
  • Breed

Conformation

  • Shape & Development of Muscles
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Withers
  • Ribs & Depth of Girth
  • Ribs
  • Back
  • Loins
  • Hindquarters
  • Legs
  • Forearms & Thighs
  • Knees
  • Hocks
  • Fetlocks
  • Cannon Bone
  • Pasterns
  • Hooves

Stabling

  • Stabling
  • Combined System
  • Types of Stabling
  • Stalls
  • Stables
  • Barns
  • Layout of Stables
  • Stable Tricks And Vices

Why Bedding is Necessary

  • Bedding 
  • Ideal Bedding Qualities
  • Types of Bedding
  • Absorbent Bedding
  • Choosing a Bedding System
  • Tools Required
  • Straw and Shredded Paper
  • Shaving, Sawdust and Peat Moss
  • Mucking Out
  • Complete Muck Out - Straw
  • Mucking Out a Deep Litter Bed - Straw
  • Mucking Out Shavings
  • Mucking Out Sawdust
  • Complete Muck Out System
  • Banking Sides of the Bed
  • Bedding Down for the Deep Litter System
  • Managing the Bed
  • Day Bed
  • Night Bed
  • Tidying the Bed
  • Skipping Out
  • Conserving Bedding
  • Reasons for Managing the Muckheap
  • Managing the Muckheap
  • Selling or Using Composted Manure

The Digestive System and Principles Of Feeding and Watering

  • Alimentary Canal
  • The Lips
  • The Front or Incisor Teeth
  • The Tongue
  • The Back/Molar Teeth
  • Saliva
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • The Small Intestine
  • The Large Intestine
  • Absorption of Food
  • Groups of Food
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars and Starch (Soluble Carbohydrates)
  • Fibre (Crude Carbohydrate)
  • Fats
  • Minerals
  • Salt
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • Water
  • Principles of Watering
  • Rules for Watering
  • Reasons for Feeding
  • Rule of Feeding
  • How to Feed
  • Concentrate & Roughage Foods
  • Feeding Concentrates
  • Feeding Roughage
  • Hanging the Hay Net
  • Feeding Groups of Horses
  • Times to Feed
  • Amounts to Feed

Feeds

  • Roughage
  • Hay
  • Seed Hay
  • Field Hay/Meadow Hay
  • Buying Hay
  • Bran
  • Concentrates
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Brewers Grain
  • Maize
  • Wheat
  • Peas & Beans
  • Cubes
  • Horse Meal
  • Roots
  • Carrots
  • Mangolds, Swedes & Turnips
  • Parsnips and Beetroot
  • Green Foods & Succulents
  • Grass
  • Fresh Cut Grass
  • Dried Cut Grass
  • Grass Meal
  • Lucerne/Alfalfa
  • Sugar Beet Pulp
  • Cubes
  • Linseed
  • Molasses
  • Milk
  • Raw Eggs
  • Beer
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Salt

Grass Kept Horse and Pasture Management

  • Advantages of working off grass
  • Disadvantages
  • Paddock Size
  • Fencing
  • Posts & Rails
  • Hedges
  • Wire
  • Post & Wire
  • Barbed Wire
  • Electric Fencing
  • Brick or Stone Walls
  • Banks & Rises
  • Gates
  • Supply of Water
  • Shelter
  • Hedges or Trees
  • A Valley
  • A Built Field Shelter
  • General Management

The Skin

  • The Skin
  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Coat
  • How the Skin Regulates Body
  • Temperature
  • Reasons for Grooming
  • Grooming Kit
  • Different Types & Times of Grooming

The Foot and Shoeing

  • The Structure of the Healthy Foot
  • The Wall
  • The Sole
  • The Frog
  • The Bars
  • The Coronary Groove
  • Trimming
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Shoeing
  • Signs that New Shoes are Needed
  • Farrier’s Tools
  • How the Horse is Shod
  • Removing a Shoe
  • Preparing a Hoof for Shoeing
  • Fitting the Shoe
  • Nailing On
  • Basic Shoes
  • Plain Stamped Shoe
  • Ordinary Shoe
  • Aluminium Showing/Racing Plates
  • Grass Tips
  • Brushing
  • Over-Reach
  • Forging
  • Capped Elbow

Exercise and Conditioning

  • Exercising a Horse
  • Conditioning the Horse
  • Maintaining Fitness

Tack and Biting

  • Action of the Bit
  • Types of Bits
  • Snaffles
  • Jointed Snaffle
  • Curb with Curb Chain
  • The Pelham
  • Curb Chains
  • Fitting the Saddle
  • Cause of Sore Backs
  • Horses With ‘Cold Backs’
  • Blankets, Bandages and Boots
  • Blankets & Rugs
  • Putting on a Rug
  • Putting on a Blanket
  • Bandages
  • Protection
  • Support Bandages
  • Bandages for Warmth
  • General Rules for Bandaging
  • Putting on a Stable Bandage
  • Tail Bandage
  • Boots

Sick Nursing

  • Signs of Health in a Horse
  • Signs of a Horse that is Off-Colour
  • Signs of a Very Ill Horse
  • Taking the Temperature
  • Taking Respiration Rate
  • Taking the Pulse
  • Nursing Rules
  • Isolation Procedure
  • Common Ailments
  • Colic
  • Lameness
  • Cuts
  • Sore Backs
  • Head Collar/Bridle Rubs
  • Rug Burns
  • Brushing or Over-Reaching
  • Coughs
  • Thrush
  • Cracked Heels
  • Mud Fever
  • First Aid Treatments
  • Fomenting
  • Hosing
  • Steaming
  • Tubbing
  • Poulticing
  • Emergencies
  • Arterial Bleeding
  • Azoturia

Minor Ailments

  • Minor Ailments
  • Parasites
  • Coughing & Colds
  • Wounds
  • Skin Ailments
  • More Serious Ailments

Unsoundness and Related Minor Ailments

  • Lameness
  • Identifying a Lame Leg
  • Finding the Seat of the Lameness
  • Pricked Sole
  • Nail Bind
  • Shoulder Lameness
  • Cannon Bone Lameness
  • Splints
  • Sore Shins
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Curb
  • Lameness in the Hoof
  • Bruised Sole

Clipping, Trimming and Plaiting

  • Clipping
  • Reasons for Clipping
  • Types of Clippers
  • Types of Clips
  • Belly & Strip
  • Preparation for Clipping
  • How to Clip
  • Plaiting the Tail
  • Banging the Tail
  • Plaiting the Mane

Travelling and Care Of The Horse at a Show

  • Preparation for Travel
  • Protection for Horse While Travelling
  • Tail Bandage and Tail Guard
  • Poll Guard
  • Kneecaps
  • Hock Boots
  • Bandage
  • Rugs
  • Headcollar
  • Preparing the Trailer
  • Loading the Horse
  • Problem Loader
  • Unloading
  • Day Before the Show
  • Day of the Show
  • At the Show
  • After the Show

Course 4 - Certificate in Veterinary Support Assistant Online Course

Lesson 1: Welcome to the course and Preparing for Employment

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Veterinary Nurses and Nursing Assistants
  • Preparing for employment

Lesson 2: Veterinary Medical Terminology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Veterinary words in easy bites
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Glossary of veterinary terms

Lesson 3: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Major body cavities
  • Skeletal structure
  • Tissue structure and shape

Lesson 4: Basic Small animal Anatomy and Physiology part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Digestive and excretory systems
  • Respiratory systems
  • Endocrine glands
  • Nervous system

Lesson 5: Handling animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct dog and cat handling methods
  • Exotic handling

Lesson 6: Animal diet and nutrition

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Importance of nutrition
  • Types of food
  • Nutrients
  • Stages of life
  • Nutritional support

Lesson 7: Animal disease part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Lesson 8: Animal disease part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Skeletal diseases
  • Skin diseases and parasites
  • Infectious diseases
  • Other common illnesses

Lesson 9: Small animal Emergency nursing part one

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Aims
  • Assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling a first aid patient
  • Shock

Lesson 10: Small animal Emergency nursing part two

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Lesson 11: Infection control

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Importance of infection control
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Sterilisation
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Isolation of an infecious animal
  • Waste

Lesson 12: Diagnostic Tests used by Vets

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography or ultrasound?
  • MRI scanning in animals
  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Tests

Lesson 13: Care of ill Animals

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Monitoring
  • Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Basic care of inpatients
  • How do vets give animals medicine?
  • Giving oral,ear and eye medication
  • How vets manage fluid levels

Lesson 14: Operation Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Veterinary anaesthesia
  • Common veterinary surgical procedures
  • Schedule 3 Procedures
  • Sterile Field
  • Surgical instruments
  • Pre op preparation
  • Post op care

Lesson 15: Euthanasia

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Reasons for euthanasia
  • Making the decision
  • Euthanasia process
  • Euthanasia of exotic pets
  • Signs of a dying animal
  • Signs of death
  • Burial and cremation
  • The animals left behind

Lesson 16: Safety and welfare

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Health and Safety laws and regulations
  • Hazards
  • Signs
  • Zoonosis
  • Safety tips
  • Animal rescue and welfare organisations
  • A veterinary nurses code of conduct

Course 5 - Certificate in Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Online Course

Unit 1: Welcome Safety, Health and hygiene

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits and how to get the most out of this course
  • Your Safety
  • Zoonosis
  • Animals safety
  • Disease control
  • How to clean an pet’s bed/living areas

Unit 2: Getting Started Running Your Pet Care Business

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • Image
  • Pet Services Offered
  • Advertising
  • Organisation

Unit 3: Pet Sitting basics

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Responsibility
  • CRB checks
  • Property security
  • Animal security
  • Veterinary considerations
  • Updates
  • Leaving the property as you found it
  • Dog attacks!

Unit 4: Per Service Visit

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • First Impressions
  • Pre service visit
  • Information and records
  • Checklist
  • Microchips and other ID methods
  • Keys
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Possible client questions

Unit 5: Dog walking

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Introduction
  • Dog walking basics
  • Body Language
  • Law
  • Aggression
  • Dog fights

Unit 6: Handling and transporting animals

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Approaching an animal
  • Typical restraints and handling equipment
  • Behaviour
  • Correct handling methods of dogs and cats
  • Exotic handling
  • Transporting animals
  • How to administer medications

Unit 7: First aid

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Aims and assessment
  • Animal first aid kit
  • ABC and CPR
  • Handling
  • Shock
  • Fractures
  • Bites and stings
  • Wounds and burns
  • Poisoning and fitting
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Hyperthermia and Hypothermia

Unit 8: Dogs and cats

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming  and care
  • Elderly dogs and cats
  • Common diseases

Unit 9: Birds

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Small birds
  • Parrots
  • Poultry
  • Birds of prey
  • Common diseases

Unit 10: Fish

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Cold water fish
  • Tropical fish
  • Marine fish
  • Common diseases

Unit 11: Reptiles

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • General care
  • Snakes and Lizards
  • Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
  • More difficult to keep reptiles
  • Common diseases

Unit 12: Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Groups and breeds
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Behaviour and training
  • Grooming and care
  • Common diseases

Unit 13: Rabbits and Guinea pigs

By the end of this unit the learner will understand:

  • Breeds
  • General care
  • Nutrition, housing and exercise
  • Common diseases

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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