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Animal Care NCFE Level 2 Syllabus The modules are: 1. Welcome Introduction Course structure Benefits of this course Getting the most out of this course 2. History and pet ownership Domestication Animals in the media Classification of animals Types of common pets Choosing the right pet Therapeutic value 3. Safety, welfare, health and hygiene Safety and zoonosis Correct handling methods Typical restraints Vehicle safety Micro-chips and other ID methods Pet proofing Animal rescue and welfare organisations How to clean an pet?s bedliving areas Dealing with pests and parasites Preventative health 4. Anatomy and physiology Cells and tissues Locomotion Digestive system Urinary system Circulatory and respiratory systems Reproductive system Endocrine system Nervous system 5. Animal first aid Aims Handling and transport Examination and history taking ABC Shock Wounds and burns Fractures Poisoning and fitting Diarrhoea and vomiting Administering medication First-aid kit 6. Dogs Characteristics Groups and breeds Nutrition and exercise Behaviour and training Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 7. Cats Characteristics Groups and breeds Nutrition and exercise Behaviour and training Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 8. Horses and ponies History and anatomy Groups and breeds Nutrition, housing and exercise Behaviour and training Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 9. Birds Anatomy and characteristics Cage or aviary Seed eaters Poultry Birds of prey Common diseases 10. Fish General care Cold water fish Tropical fish Marine fish Breeding Common diseases 11. Snakes and Lizards Housing and general care Bearded Dragons Geckos Blue Tongued Skinks Green Anoles Corn Snakes King and Milk Snakes Ball Pythons More difficult to keep reptiles Common diseases 12. Tortoises, turtles and terrapins Anatomy and characteristics Housing and general care Nutrition Hibernation Breeding Common diseases 13. Insects and amphibians Why have a creepy crawly as a pet? Spiders and Scorpions Stick and leaf insects Praying mantis Beatles, centipedes and millipedes Snails, slugs and worms Frogs and toads Common problems 14. Hamsters, gerbils, rats and mice Characteristics Housing and general care Nutrition, and exercise Breeding Common diseases 15. Ferrets and pole cats History and Characteristics Groups and breeds Nutrition, housing and exercise Behaviour and training Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 16. Rabbits and Guinea pigs Ownership and Characteristics Groups and breeds Anatomy Nutrition, housing and exercise Behaviour and training Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 17. Chinchillas What makes them different? Nutrition, housing and exercise Grooming and care Breeding Common diseases 18. Wildlife Safety Types What to do with injured wildlife Orphans Should we keep wildlife as pets? Qualification: Animal Care NCFE Level 2 At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NCFE certificate will list the following units that you will have achieved: Understand the importance of making a good choice of animal as a pet Recognise the key issues relating to safety, welfare, health and hygiene Recognise the relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology Understand the importance of the correct animal first aid procedures Recognise the principal aspects of looking after dogs Recognise the principal aspects of looking after cats Recognise the principal aspects of looking after horses and ponies Recognise the principal aspects of looking after birds Recognise the principal aspects of looking after fish Recognise the principal aspects of looking after snakes and lizards Recognise the principal aspects of looking after tortoises, turtles and terrapins Recognise the principal aspects of looking after insects and

Animal Care NCFE Level 2 Syllabus The modules are: 1. Welcome Introduction Course structure Benefits of this course Getting the most out of this course 2. History and pet ownership Domestication Animals in the media Classification of animals Types of common pets Choosing the right pet Therapeutic value 3. Safety, welfare, health and hygiene Safety and zoonosis Correct handling methods Typical...

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