Course Description

Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets - Level 3

Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets - Level 3 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 100 Guided Learning Hours. Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets - Level 3 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma. For more information about Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets - Level 3 at South London College, please review the details below.

Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets – Level 3

Just as humans, animals tend to grow old and require special attention as well. As they cannot verbally express their discomfort or need, it is the responsibility of pet owners or professionals in the animal industry to understand their requirements and to ease things during their old age. Therefore, South London College has put efforts on this Diploma in Care of Senior Pets – Level 3 to help your pets live the last few years in complete bliss. This training course is packed with intensive modules that will help you form a strong bond with your senior pets, and is the ideal course if you wish to get into or progress in the animal care or veterinary industry.

To support a senior pet, it is important to know when it reaches its old age. Therefore, this course will familiarise you with different pets and the ages they reach maturity. You will also get to understand the behavioural changes in senior pets, so that you can anticipate and pay special considerations for them.

Mobility and pain issues are common among senior pets. This guidance course will adequately cover these aspects of senior pet care, along with some advice on how to assist them during this challenging phase. This course will also address about cancer in senior pets to help you identify and treat it appropriately or to prepare you for the final goodbye when its time.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales.

Course Curriculum
1: How Old Is Old?
2: Behavioral Changes In Senior Pets
3: Special Considerations For Mature Pets
4: Mobility And Pain Issues
5: Cancer
6: Saying Goodbye

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Job seekers
Pet care professionals
Veterinary professionals
Anyone willing to learn on how to treat senior pets

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
Gain access to quality video tutorials
Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
Save time and money on travel
Learn at your convenience and leisure
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Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationDiploma
Course Duration100 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee149
Entry RequirementsLearners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
Carear PathVeterinarian Veterinary nurse Veterinary assistant Animal behaviorist Kennel attendant Other jobs you can get Pet sitter Pet care attendant Pet care associate
Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-04836
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Course Provider

South London College

35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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