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Animal Care Diploma Level 3

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Learn how to take care of man’s best friends and prepare for a career as a veterinarian, charity worker or animal welfare professional with this comprehensive online course. The Animal Care Diploma Level 3 will enhance your skills and boost your CV whether you currently working in or are aiming to find work in one of these careers.


Beginning with animal welfare, you will learn about how to tend to the physical and emotional needs of your pet, discover how to identify illness and injury in animals, before zooming out and gaining a global perspective on how laws around the world affect animal welfare. From there you will develop your knowledge of caring for different species, the roles of animal care professionals, and mitigating certain risks in transporting and feeding larger or more dangerous animals.

Benefits of studying the Animal Care Diploma Level 3 with Victoria Education include:

  • Easy-to-understand course materials designed by industry experts, accessible through your smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet device
  • No hidden fees or costs — study a comprehensive course and earn a professional e-certificate upon successful completion
  • Get instant feedback from automated assessments and mock exams to gauge your progress
  • No formal deadlines or teaching schedule, meaning you can learn at your own pace
  • 24/7 help and support from your online tutors, through email and via our live online chat
  • Qualify for an NUS Extra card and gain access to over 200 fantastic deals from high street brands and one free year of ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts

How is this qualification is delivered?

Our courses are taught entirely online, meaning you can access the materials wherever, whenever, at a pace that suits you, without formal deadlines or teaching schedules.

The courses are delivered through

  • Video lessons
  • PDF handouts
  • Mock exams
  • Online assessment

These can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. Our e-learning platform is optimised for use on mobile, tablet, laptops and desktop computers.

Mandatory units

The Animal Care Diploma Level 3 consists of eight mandatory units

  • Animal Care
  • Pet Care
  • Dog Care
  • Taking Care of Cat


The assessment at the end of each course is a multiple-choice exam taken through our online platform. The system is fully automated so you will receive your results instantly upon completion.


Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification. You can order a PDF Certificate for £12.

Who is this course for?

The Animal Care Diploma Level 3 is aimed at anyone wishing to start working in such roles, or existing professionals wishing to boost their skills and employability.

Our courses are open to learners of all levels with no formal experience or qualifications required to enrol. However, learners should be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English language, numeracy and IT.

Career path

Studying this course would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles such as a

  • Animal Enthusiast
  • Pet Caretaker
  • Animal Organisation Worker

Course Curriculum

Animal Care
Introduction to animal welfare 00:30:00
Ensuring animal health 00:30:00
Identifying animals 00:30:00
Handling and restraining animals safely 00:30:00
Transporting animals 01:00:00
Correct animal feeding procedures 00:30:00
Conducting a risk assessment 00:30:00
Caging animals 00:30:00
Pet Care
Determine The Pet Which Will Be The Best Fit To Your Family 00:30:00
Safety is most important for your pet 00:15:00
What kind of food will you choose for your pets? 00:15:00
Preventing your pet from high temperature in warm hot months 00:20:00
First Aid Essentials 00:15:00
Assessment 00:15:00
Emergencies 00:30:00
Poisonings 00:15:00
Tips 00:15:00
Dog Care
Dog Care Basics 00:30:00
What Items Do You Need For Your Dog 00:45:00
The Vet Is Your Friend 00:30:00
Caring For An Elderly Dog 00:30:00
Caring For A Disabled Dog 00:15:00
Caring For Small Dogs 00:15:00
Caring For Big Dogs 00:30:00
The Dangers Of Not Caring For Your Best Friend 00:30:00
How to Groom a Dog 00:15:00
Required Materials for Grooming a Dog 00:15:00
Clipping the Nails 00:15:00
Brushing the Teeth 00:15:00
Ear Cleaning 00:15:00
Bathing 00:15:00
Brushing/Combing the Coat 00:15:00
Taking Care of Cat
Popular Cat Breeds 01:00:00
Choosing a Cat 00:15:00
Tips for Dealing with a New Kitten 01:00:00
Cat Supplies 00:30:00
Cat Food and Feeding Tips 00:30:00
The Health of Your Feline 01:00:00
The Basics of Grooming 01:00:00
Traveling With Your Feline Companion 01:00:00
Behaviors That Many Cats Share 00:30:00
Disciplining Your Cat 00:30:00
Cat Glossary 00:15:00
Recommended Reading
Recommended Reading : Animal Care 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Animal Care 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Animal Care 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Really outstanding course for Animal lovers


    Learning animal care through online courses might be boring, but you made
    me realize that its not. It was amusing and interesting to learn through here. Keep up
    the good work.

  • £279.00 £35.00
  • 1 year
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units44
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 21 hours


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