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Get Animal Psychology Advanced, Animal Psychology, Animal Communication, Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional, Veterinary Support Assistant, Stable Management, Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Ecology, Farm Machinery Care, Mushroom Growing in this Bundle

1. Animal Psychology Advanced:Explore The Development Of Animal Behaviour

From the showing of a peacock’s tail feathers to the waggle dance of a honey bee, and from the scruff reflex in dogs to the migration of sparrows, this course examines, in depth, the development of animal behaviour.

Just as with bodily characteristics, so with behavioural ones we can get an idea of evolutionary history by comparing traits among groups of related species. An animal’s genetic makeup and the environment in which it grows up both contribute to the final behaviour it exhibits, and it is the way in which these interact that contributes to the fascinating diversity of life we see in the world around us.

Advanced animal psychology presents us with a great variety of subject matter – at one end there is the study on a cellular level, and at the other end the study of animal groups. Why does an animal have a nervous system with its own particular sensory attributes, and why would an animal have two sets of DNA?

This course examines the events, genetic or environmental, which shape the development of a wide range of animals, birds and insects, making them the unique and fascinating species we see around us. For some of us it is enough to watch in wonderment, but others of us want to be able to understand the remarkable things we see unfolding.

2. Animal Psychology:Enhance Your Animal Psychology And Behaviour Knowledge Base

This course will offer the learner a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance their animal psychology and behaviour knowledge base.

Looking after pets needs and understanding them is very rewarding. This course will cover the natural instincts and behaviours of dogs, cats and other common pets. It includes domestication, and  how to prevent psychiatric issues . You will also learn how pets think, learn and feel, why they exhibit a certain behaviours and how to read their communication signs.

This course is ideal for anyone, whether they are considering a career working with pets, pet owners, as well as people looking to provide a service in the growing need for pet psychologists or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of pet psychology.

3. Animal Communication:Learn To Connect And Hear Animals In A Totally New Way

Animal communication is a natural ability that we all have. Through rediscovering ourselves and learning to understand animals we learn to connect and hear them in a totally new way. By communicating with animals in this way we can learn about their health, emotional and environmental problems.

The way in which the animal’s caretaker plays a role in the animal’s life can have a huge impact on both the animals physical and psychological welfare. By working jointly with the owner at the request of their animal we can help to find a happy medium allowing the relationship to become closer and happier.

Throughout this animal communication course you will learn how to talk and connect with animals and learn how to use the information that they have given you in order to help them.

Animals can feel very much that they are living in our world where they are unable to communicate their wants and needs. By understanding animals in this way we can learn to understand the cause of unwanted behaviour, health problems and other issues from their perspective.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Farm Machinery Care:Learn To Maintain Machinery Used On Most Farms

Designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills needed for the efficient maintenance of the machinery used on most farms.

10. Mushroom Growing:Learn How To Grow Mushrooms Effectiviely

Over the past 30 years the popularity and consumption of mushrooms has expanded in leaps and bounds worldwide. Mushrooms are relatively easy to grow, and with the advent of a range of home growing kits, the home mushroom farm has become a reality for many a home gardener.

This course has been written to teach mushroom growing in a way which will be relevant to any country. It puts aside regional techniques and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere. This course also teaches you the principles and not just black and white facts.

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Animal Psychology Advanced 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Animal Psychology Advanced Online Course

Module 1:

  • Ethology
  • The Nervous System
  • Reflexes
  • Feedback Control
  • The Study of Behaviour
  • The Scruff Reflex

Module 2:

  • Instinct
  • Genetics
  • Early Experiences
  • Why Do Animals Play?
  • Canine Play Bows

Module 3:

  • Imprinting
  • Learning

Module 4:

  • Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Facial Expression
  • Auditory Communication (Vocal and Non-Vocal)
  • Touch Communication
  • Olfactory Communication
  • The Purpose of Animal Communication

Module 5:

  • Human to Animal Communication
  • Animal Linguistics
  • The Similarities and Differences Between Animal and Human Communication

Module 6:

  • Consensus Decision Making
  • Consensus in Practice
  • Consensus Versus Combined Decisions
  • Who Make's the Decision?
  • What are the Mechanisms?
  • What are the Functions of the Decision Making Process?
  • Ignorance and Democracy

Module 7:

  • Predators and Prey
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Selective Predation
  • Predator-Prey Evolution
  • Predation and Horse Psychology
  • The Mathematics of Predation

Module 8:

  • Charles Darwin
  • Spindle Neurons
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Emotions

Course 2 - Certificate in Animal Psychology Online Course

Unit 1 – Pet Evolution
Topics:

  • Domestication
  • Selective Breeding
  • Therapeutic value
  • Anthromorphism
  • Pet fashions
  • Choosing a pet

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of the process of domestication
  • Know the functions of selective breeding
  • Identify the different reasons why pets have a good therapeutic value
  • Understand what Anthromorphism  is and how to avoid it
  • Know how media effects the numbers of unwanted pets
  • Identify the different questions that need to be answered before having a pet

Unit 2 – Dog Communication
Topics:

  • Smell
  • Sound
  • Body language

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how dogs communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways dogs communicate to  other animals and us
  • Understand why dogs urine mark
  • Know what a dog is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the dog’s body language

Unit 3 – Canine Normal Behaviour
Topics:

  • Puppy behaviour
  • Meal time  manners
  • Sociology
  • Senior behaviour
  • What is normal?

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of Puppy behaviour
  • Know the different types of behaviour  that go on at canine meal times
  • Understand canine sociology
  • Have a clear knowledge of senior dog behaviour
  • Identify and understand different normal canine behaviours

Unit 4 – Understanding Canine Actions
Topics:

  • Chasing tails
  • Rolling in unpleasant things
  • Human to dog communication
  • Tail between their legs
  • Eating grass
  • Rolling over
  • Mad moments
  • Circling
  • Muzzle grabs

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the reasons behind dogs, circling, rolling in unpleasant things and mad moments
  • Identify the different ways humans communicate to dogs 
  • Understand why dogs chase their tails and eat grass
  • Know how to use muzzle grabs and understand how they work
  • Identify why dogs roll over showing you their belly

Unit 5 – Common Canine Psychiatric Challenges
Topics:

  • House soiling
  • Jumping up
  • Digging
  • Barking

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
  • Understand why dogs jump up and know how to solve it
  • Have a clear knowledge of digging dog behaviour
  • Identify, understand and modify different barking canine behaviours

Unit 6 – Canine Anxiety, Fear and Aggression
Topics:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand separation anxiety in dogs and learn possible treatments
  • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in dogs and understand how to treat them
  • Identify different types of canine aggression   

Unit 7 – Cat Communication
Topics:

  • Smells
  • Cat talk
  • Cat Body language

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how cats communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways cats communicate to other animals and people
  • Understand why cats urine mark
  • Know what a cat is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the cat’s body language

Unit 8 – Feline Normal Behaviour
Topics:

  • Kitten behaviour
  • Cat lessons
  • Meal time manners
  • Sociology
  • Senior behaviour
  • What is normal?

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of kitten behaviour
  • Know the different types of behavior that go on at feline meal times 
  • Understand feline sociology
  • Have a clear knowledge of senior cat behaviour
  • Identify and understand different normal feline behaviours

Unit 9 – Understanding Feline Actions
Topics:

  • Catnip and Presents
  • Belly up and Halloween cat
  • Grooming
  • Catnaps
  • Food burying  and toy dunking
  • Naughty Tortoiseshells
  • Grieving

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the reasons behind cats showing you their belly, catnaps, grooming and food burying
  • Identify the Halloween cat stance and understand why cats do it.
  • Understand why some cats love catnip and why cats bring us presents
  • Identify what is special about Tortoiseshell cats and learn about grieving in cats

Unit 10 – Common Feline Psychiatric Challenges
Topics:

  • House soiling
  • Jumping up
  • Inappropriate activity
  • Cat shouting

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
  • Understand why cats jump up and know how to solve it
  • Have a clear knowledge of inappropriate activity behaviour
  • Identify, understand and modify different cat shouting behaviours

Unit 11 – Feline Anxiety, Fear and Aggression
Topics:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand separation anxiety in cats and learn possible treatments
  • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in cats and understand how to treat them
  • Identify different types of feline aggression   

Unit 12 – Rabbit Psychology
Topics:

  • Domestication
  • Rabbit talk
  • Smell
  • Body language
  • Normal behaviour
  • Prey behaviour
  • Common psychiatric challenges

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how rabbits communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways rabbits communicate to other animals and us
  • Understand rabbit domestication
  • Learn what a rabbit is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the rabbit’s body language
  • Understand common rabbit behavioural  problems and learn possible treatments
  • Identify prey behaviour  in rabbits

Course 3 - Certificate in Animal Communication Online Course

What is animal communication?

  • Shamanic animal communication
  • Transpersonal interspecies communication
  • Quietening the mind
  • Clearing negative thought patterns
  • The negative ego
  • Note about meditation
  • The ancient self
  • The belief system
  • Clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance

The animal/human connection

  • What we know to be true
  • How we change
  • Pure clarity
  • Going with feel
  • Selfless love
  • What animals know
  • What is the animal?
  • How animals react to request
  • How the animal receives information
  • The animal human psychology connection

When animals lie

  • The reluctant animal
  • Approaching the animal
  • How to interpret
  • When something doesn't feel right
  • Animal emotions at cellular level
  • Non violent communication/training methods
  • Conducting a session
  • All thought is energy

Taking a case study

  • Recording a session
  • When animals don't want to get well
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • When animals die
  • Lost and stolen animals
  • Disassociation
  • Body scanning

Mental tools

  • The chakras
  • The aura
  • Feeling the physical
  • Seeing the imbalances
  • Scanning animal tack and equipment
  • Symbolic signs
  • Earth energies
  • Spiritual problems
  • Behaviour problems

The owner's influence

  • The animal as a mirror
  • What are we really telling them
  • The second heart chakra
  • Animals in therapy
  • Ethics and legalities

Permission

  • Working with the medical profession
  • Business sense and balance
  • Dealing with the client
  • When clients don't like what they hear
  • The sceptic
  • The challenge
  • The animals prayer

The animals life path

  • Past-life memories and injuries
  • The animal guide
  • Giving thanks

Course 4 - 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

Course 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Certificate in Farm Machinery Care Online Course

Fundamentals Of Engines

  • Terminology
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Work
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Compression Ratio (Cr)
  • Difference Between A Two Stroke And Four Stroke Engine
  • Engine Efficiency
  • How Does An Engine Lose Power?
  • Imperial Measurements
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Ohm'S Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply
  • Turbines & Generators

Irrigation

  • Measuring Water Available To Plants
  • Calculating Field Capacity
  • Calculating Permanent Wilting Point
  • Available Moisture Range
  • Available Moisture Range
  • A Feel Test For Estimating Soil Moisture Level
  • Irrigation Calculations
  • Estimating Water
  • Type Of Plant
  • Rate Of Growth
  • Climate
  • Soil Conditions
  • The Water Needs Of Turf Grasses
  • Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Calculating Discharge Or Flow
  • Bernoulli'S Equation
  • Velocity
  • Friction Loss In Systems

Mechanisation

  • Machinery Components
  • Potting Machines
  • Planters And Drills
  • Harvesters
  • Potato Harvesters
  • Grading Machinery
  • Mowing/Grass Cutting Machinery
  • Cylinder Mower
  • Four Stroke Cylinder Mowers Rotary Mowers
  • Two Stroke
  • Maintenance Of Electric Motor Mowers
  • Engine Systems
  • The Lubrication System
  • The Fuel System
  • Chain Saws
  • Extending Chain Life
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Brushcutters
  • Mowers
  • Deciding What You Need?
  • How To Mow - The Rules
  • After Mowing
  • Changing Mower Blades
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Hedge Trimmers

Tractors

  • Safe Operation Of A Tractor In The Agricultural Setting

Hand Tools And Power Tools

  • Manual Tools And Equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Tree Wound Paints
  • Snap Lock Tools
  • Rakes
  • Spades And Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aeration
  • Spiking
  • Coring
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers
  • Comparing Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Power Tools

Equipment Maintenance And Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Maintenance Procedures And Scheduling
  • Example Chart For Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance For January
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules For Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives
  • Service Classifications
  • Specific Workplace Requirements
  • Example Machine Specifications Form
  • Machinery Specifications Detail

Course 10 - Certificate in Mushroom Growing Online Course

INTRODUCTION

  • Recognise plant names
  • Identify commonly cultivated mushrooms
  • Describe the structure of a mushroom

MUSHROOM CULTURE

  • Explain how to grow mushrooms
  • Identify the different soil types
  • Summarise why different soils are suited to different purposes
  • Explain the different types of compost and the benefits of composting

SPAWN PRODUCTION & SPAWNING

  • Explain the process of spawning
  • Describe how to make and cast a mushroom bed
  • Identify the various pests and diseases that affect mushrooms

GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTSIDE

  • Explain the ideal outdoor conditions required for growing mushrooms
  • Explain when the best time is to harvest the mushrooms
  • Outline the environmental factors that contribute to the life of the mushroom after harvesting

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 Animal Psychology Advanced, Animal Psychology, Animal Communication, Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional, Veterinary Support Assistant, Stable Management, Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Ecology, Farm Machinery Care, Mushroom Growing in this Bundle

1. Animal Psychology Advanced:Explore The Development Of Animal Behaviour

From the showing of a peacock’s tail feathers to the waggle dance of a honey bee, and from the scruff reflex in dogs to the migration of sparrows, this course examines, in depth, the development of animal behaviour.

Just as with bodily characteristics, so with behavioural ones we can get an idea of evolutionary history by comparing traits among groups of related species. An animal’s genetic makeup and the environment in which it grows up both contribute to the final behaviour it exhibits, and it is the way in which these interact that contributes to the fascinating diversity of life we see in the world around us.

Advanced animal psychology presents us with a great variety of subject matter – at one end there is the study on a cellular level, and at the other end the study of animal groups. Why does an animal have a nervous system with its own particular sensory attributes, and why would an animal have two sets of DNA?

This course examines the events, genetic or environmental, which shape the development of a wide range of animals, birds and insects, making them the unique and fascinating species we see around us. For some of us it is enough to watch in wonderment, but others of us want to be able to understand the remarkable things we see unfolding.

2. Animal Psychology:Enhance Your Animal Psychology And Behaviour Knowledge Base

This course will offer the learner a rewarding way of learning everything required to enhance their animal psychology and behaviour knowledge base.

Looking after pets needs and understanding them is very rewarding. This course will cover the natural instincts and behaviours of dogs, cats and other common pets. It includes domestication, and  how to prevent psychiatric issues . You will also learn how pets think, learn and feel, why they exhibit a certain behaviours and how to read their communication signs.

This course is ideal for anyone, whether they are considering a career working with pets, pet owners, as well as people looking to provide a service in the growing need for pet psychologists or someone who wants to gain a much better understanding and knowledge of pet psychology.

3. Animal Communication:Learn To Connect And Hear Animals In A Totally New Way

Animal communication is a natural ability that we all have. Through rediscovering ourselves and learning to understand animals we learn to connect and hear them in a totally new way. By communicating with animals in this way we can learn about their health, emotional and environmental problems.

The way in which the animal’s caretaker plays a role in the animal’s life can have a huge impact on both the animals physical and psychological welfare. By working jointly with the owner at the request of their animal we can help to find a happy medium allowing the relationship to become closer and happier.

Throughout this animal communication course you will learn how to talk and connect with animals and learn how to use the information that they have given you in order to help them.

Animals can feel very much that they are living in our world where they are unable to communicate their wants and needs. By understanding animals in this way we can learn to understand the cause of unwanted behaviour, health problems and other issues from their perspective.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Farm Machinery Care:Learn To Maintain Machinery Used On Most Farms

Designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills needed for the efficient maintenance of the machinery used on most farms.

10. Mushroom Growing:Learn How To Grow Mushrooms Effectiviely

Over the past 30 years the popularity and consumption of mushrooms has expanded in leaps and bounds worldwide. Mushrooms are relatively easy to grow, and with the advent of a range of home growing kits, the home mushroom farm has become a reality for many a home gardener.

This course has been written to teach mushroom growing in a way which will be relevant to any country. It puts aside regional techniques and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere. This course also teaches you the principles and not just black and white facts.

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Animal Psychology Advanced 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Animal Psychology Advanced Online Course

Module 1:

  • Ethology
  • The Nervous System
  • Reflexes
  • Feedback Control
  • The Study of Behaviour
  • The Scruff Reflex

Module 2:

  • Instinct
  • Genetics
  • Early Experiences
  • Why Do Animals Play?
  • Canine Play Bows

Module 3:

  • Imprinting
  • Learning

Module 4:

  • Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Facial Expression
  • Auditory Communication (Vocal and Non-Vocal)
  • Touch Communication
  • Olfactory Communication
  • The Purpose of Animal Communication

Module 5:

  • Human to Animal Communication
  • Animal Linguistics
  • The Similarities and Differences Between Animal and Human Communication

Module 6:

  • Consensus Decision Making
  • Consensus in Practice
  • Consensus Versus Combined Decisions
  • Who Make's the Decision?
  • What are the Mechanisms?
  • What are the Functions of the Decision Making Process?
  • Ignorance and Democracy

Module 7:

  • Predators and Prey
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Selective Predation
  • Predator-Prey Evolution
  • Predation and Horse Psychology
  • The Mathematics of Predation

Module 8:

  • Charles Darwin
  • Spindle Neurons
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Emotions

Course 2 - Certificate in Animal Psychology Online Course

Unit 1 – Pet Evolution
Topics:

  • Domestication
  • Selective Breeding
  • Therapeutic value
  • Anthromorphism
  • Pet fashions
  • Choosing a pet

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of the process of domestication
  • Know the functions of selective breeding
  • Identify the different reasons why pets have a good therapeutic value
  • Understand what Anthromorphism  is and how to avoid it
  • Know how media effects the numbers of unwanted pets
  • Identify the different questions that need to be answered before having a pet

Unit 2 – Dog Communication
Topics:

  • Smell
  • Sound
  • Body language

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how dogs communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways dogs communicate to  other animals and us
  • Understand why dogs urine mark
  • Know what a dog is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the dog’s body language

Unit 3 – Canine Normal Behaviour
Topics:

  • Puppy behaviour
  • Meal time  manners
  • Sociology
  • Senior behaviour
  • What is normal?

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of Puppy behaviour
  • Know the different types of behaviour  that go on at canine meal times
  • Understand canine sociology
  • Have a clear knowledge of senior dog behaviour
  • Identify and understand different normal canine behaviours

Unit 4 – Understanding Canine Actions
Topics:

  • Chasing tails
  • Rolling in unpleasant things
  • Human to dog communication
  • Tail between their legs
  • Eating grass
  • Rolling over
  • Mad moments
  • Circling
  • Muzzle grabs

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the reasons behind dogs, circling, rolling in unpleasant things and mad moments
  • Identify the different ways humans communicate to dogs 
  • Understand why dogs chase their tails and eat grass
  • Know how to use muzzle grabs and understand how they work
  • Identify why dogs roll over showing you their belly

Unit 5 – Common Canine Psychiatric Challenges
Topics:

  • House soiling
  • Jumping up
  • Digging
  • Barking

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
  • Understand why dogs jump up and know how to solve it
  • Have a clear knowledge of digging dog behaviour
  • Identify, understand and modify different barking canine behaviours

Unit 6 – Canine Anxiety, Fear and Aggression
Topics:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand separation anxiety in dogs and learn possible treatments
  • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in dogs and understand how to treat them
  • Identify different types of canine aggression   

Unit 7 – Cat Communication
Topics:

  • Smells
  • Cat talk
  • Cat Body language

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how cats communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways cats communicate to other animals and people
  • Understand why cats urine mark
  • Know what a cat is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the cat’s body language

Unit 8 – Feline Normal Behaviour
Topics:

  • Kitten behaviour
  • Cat lessons
  • Meal time manners
  • Sociology
  • Senior behaviour
  • What is normal?

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Have a clear knowledge of kitten behaviour
  • Know the different types of behavior that go on at feline meal times 
  • Understand feline sociology
  • Have a clear knowledge of senior cat behaviour
  • Identify and understand different normal feline behaviours

Unit 9 – Understanding Feline Actions
Topics:

  • Catnip and Presents
  • Belly up and Halloween cat
  • Grooming
  • Catnaps
  • Food burying  and toy dunking
  • Naughty Tortoiseshells
  • Grieving

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the reasons behind cats showing you their belly, catnaps, grooming and food burying
  • Identify the Halloween cat stance and understand why cats do it.
  • Understand why some cats love catnip and why cats bring us presents
  • Identify what is special about Tortoiseshell cats and learn about grieving in cats

Unit 10 – Common Feline Psychiatric Challenges
Topics:

  • House soiling
  • Jumping up
  • Inappropriate activity
  • Cat shouting

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Know the different types of inappropriate elimination behaviours
  • Understand why cats jump up and know how to solve it
  • Have a clear knowledge of inappropriate activity behaviour
  • Identify, understand and modify different cat shouting behaviours

Unit 11 – Feline Anxiety, Fear and Aggression
Topics:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Fear
  • Aggression

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand separation anxiety in cats and learn possible treatments
  • Have a clear knowledge of fear and phobias in cats and understand how to treat them
  • Identify different types of feline aggression   

Unit 12 – Rabbit Psychology
Topics:

  • Domestication
  • Rabbit talk
  • Smell
  • Body language
  • Normal behaviour
  • Prey behaviour
  • Common psychiatric challenges

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how rabbits communicate through smell and sound
  • Identify the different ways rabbits communicate to other animals and us
  • Understand rabbit domestication
  • Learn what a rabbit is saying by the types of sounds they use
  • Identify the rabbit’s body language
  • Understand common rabbit behavioural  problems and learn possible treatments
  • Identify prey behaviour  in rabbits

Course 3 - Certificate in Animal Communication Online Course

What is animal communication?

  • Shamanic animal communication
  • Transpersonal interspecies communication
  • Quietening the mind
  • Clearing negative thought patterns
  • The negative ego
  • Note about meditation
  • The ancient self
  • The belief system
  • Clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance

The animal/human connection

  • What we know to be true
  • How we change
  • Pure clarity
  • Going with feel
  • Selfless love
  • What animals know
  • What is the animal?
  • How animals react to request
  • How the animal receives information
  • The animal human psychology connection

When animals lie

  • The reluctant animal
  • Approaching the animal
  • How to interpret
  • When something doesn't feel right
  • Animal emotions at cellular level
  • Non violent communication/training methods
  • Conducting a session
  • All thought is energy

Taking a case study

  • Recording a session
  • When animals don't want to get well
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • When animals die
  • Lost and stolen animals
  • Disassociation
  • Body scanning

Mental tools

  • The chakras
  • The aura
  • Feeling the physical
  • Seeing the imbalances
  • Scanning animal tack and equipment
  • Symbolic signs
  • Earth energies
  • Spiritual problems
  • Behaviour problems

The owner's influence

  • The animal as a mirror
  • What are we really telling them
  • The second heart chakra
  • Animals in therapy
  • Ethics and legalities

Permission

  • Working with the medical profession
  • Business sense and balance
  • Dealing with the client
  • When clients don't like what they hear
  • The sceptic
  • The challenge
  • The animals prayer

The animals life path

  • Past-life memories and injuries
  • The animal guide
  • Giving thanks

Course 4 - 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

Course 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Certificate in Farm Machinery Care Online Course

Fundamentals Of Engines

  • Terminology
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Work
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Compression Ratio (Cr)
  • Difference Between A Two Stroke And Four Stroke Engine
  • Engine Efficiency
  • How Does An Engine Lose Power?
  • Imperial Measurements
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Ohm'S Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply
  • Turbines & Generators

Irrigation

  • Measuring Water Available To Plants
  • Calculating Field Capacity
  • Calculating Permanent Wilting Point
  • Available Moisture Range
  • Available Moisture Range
  • A Feel Test For Estimating Soil Moisture Level
  • Irrigation Calculations
  • Estimating Water
  • Type Of Plant
  • Rate Of Growth
  • Climate
  • Soil Conditions
  • The Water Needs Of Turf Grasses
  • Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Calculating Discharge Or Flow
  • Bernoulli'S Equation
  • Velocity
  • Friction Loss In Systems

Mechanisation

  • Machinery Components
  • Potting Machines
  • Planters And Drills
  • Harvesters
  • Potato Harvesters
  • Grading Machinery
  • Mowing/Grass Cutting Machinery
  • Cylinder Mower
  • Four Stroke Cylinder Mowers Rotary Mowers
  • Two Stroke
  • Maintenance Of Electric Motor Mowers
  • Engine Systems
  • The Lubrication System
  • The Fuel System
  • Chain Saws
  • Extending Chain Life
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Brushcutters
  • Mowers
  • Deciding What You Need?
  • How To Mow - The Rules
  • After Mowing
  • Changing Mower Blades
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Hedge Trimmers

Tractors

  • Safe Operation Of A Tractor In The Agricultural Setting

Hand Tools And Power Tools

  • Manual Tools And Equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Tree Wound Paints
  • Snap Lock Tools
  • Rakes
  • Spades And Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aeration
  • Spiking
  • Coring
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers
  • Comparing Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Power Tools

Equipment Maintenance And Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Maintenance Procedures And Scheduling
  • Example Chart For Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance For January
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules For Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives
  • Service Classifications
  • Specific Workplace Requirements
  • Example Machine Specifications Form
  • Machinery Specifications Detail

Course 10 - Certificate in Mushroom Growing Online Course

INTRODUCTION

  • Recognise plant names
  • Identify commonly cultivated mushrooms
  • Describe the structure of a mushroom

MUSHROOM CULTURE

  • Explain how to grow mushrooms
  • Identify the different soil types
  • Summarise why different soils are suited to different purposes
  • Explain the different types of compost and the benefits of composting

SPAWN PRODUCTION & SPAWNING

  • Explain the process of spawning
  • Describe how to make and cast a mushroom bed
  • Identify the various pests and diseases that affect mushrooms

GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTSIDE

  • Explain the ideal outdoor conditions required for growing mushrooms
  • Explain when the best time is to harvest the mushrooms
  • Outline the environmental factors that contribute to the life of the mushroom after harvesting

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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