Level 1 Accredited Dog Law Course
This course is a Level 1 accredited course under our NCFE IIQ Licence, using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors. NCFE is a National Awarding organisation for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will receive your certificate from BCCS and a second Certificate of Achievement from NCFE acknowledging your Level 1 accredited study is also available upon request.
With dog bites on the increase and new laws surrounding dogs both in public and in the home, it is becoming more important than ever for every day dog owners, as well as anyone working with dogs in any capacity, to understand the law as it actually relates to us on a practical basis. Knowledge is power and ignorance is no defence in a court of law.
The course covers key pieces of legislation in an easy to understand format that explains all of the terminology and gives examples of how these laws relate to us practically as dog owners, dog lovers, rescuers, trainers, behaviourists and other canine professionals.
On completion the student will:
- Have an understanding of the law relating to welfare, control and any amendments including the highly controversial Breed Specific Legislation, as well as the implications of breaking these laws.
- Know about how case law affects current cases in this constantly evolving area of law.
- Will be aware of the responsibilities, restrictions and duties that are placed upon us when we commit to dog ownership, or take responsibility for a dog through our work.
- Unit One – The Law Explained & Animals Act 1971
- Unit Two – Breed Specific Legislation
- Unit Three – Keeping Dogs under Proper Control
- Unit Four – Status & Weapons Dogs
- Unit Five – Dog Welfare Law
- Unit Six – Travel With Your Dog
- Unit Seven – Responsible Dog Ownership
How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Online Dog Law Course?
This really depends upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies, as well as how easily and quickly you grasp the learning concepts. We recommend that students fully digest and understand the course content before submitting their question paper. We encourage students to do their own additional reading and research to reinforce what they have learned. Each unit comes with a question paper which should be completed and returned to the college by email. You should allow between one and two hours to complete each paper.
The approximate length of time required to complete this online dog law course is 240 hours.
There is a two year time period within which you can complete this online dog law course.
GCSE level education or equivalent, and a good standard of English language. This course is open to anyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge and understanding of caring for dogs. You do not need any previous canine experience to enrol, and you do not need to be a member of any organisations, clubs or governing bodies.
How Do I Enrol On The Dog Law Course?
You can enrol on the dog law course by buying now through the site, or if you are from an organisation wishing to enrol a member of staff, please contact us for our BACS details.
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