Other Qualifications

City & Guilds 0146-21

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking 

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is designed for candidates, aged 16+, who are looking for a career within the animal care industry. The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent dog walker. This qualification could also allow progress to further learning and training in this area.

Mandatory content covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Breeds and behaviour
  • Walking and controlling a dog
  • Problems injuries and emergencies

The assessment for this qualification will require the candidate to achieve one to one practical assessment with oral questioning.

There are no other recognised qualifications for dog walkers at this level, therefore this qualification demonstrates to both employers and public that the candidate has the practical skills and knowledge required of a professional dog walker

Structure

The qualification is made up of one unit with four tasks expressed in a standard format. 

The recommended guided learning hours are 14 hours.

Assessment Breakdown:

Task A: Record sheets for completion on meeting a new client  

Task B: Behavioural assessment of a dog

Task C: Take a dog for a walk, including preparation and give feedback to client

Task D: Potential risks and dangers on a dog walk and how to deal with them

City & Guilds 0146-20

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting 

 Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is designed for candidates, aged 16+, who are looking for a career within the animal care industry. The candidate will gain practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a competent pet sitter. Pet sitting can involve looking after a wide range of animals to include cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, through exotics, pet pigs, chickens, sheep and goats for example. This qualification could also allow progress to further learning and training in this area.

Mandatory content covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter
  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Potential problems, injuries and emergencies

The assessment for this qualification will require the candidate to achieve one practical assessment with oral questioning.

In order to take this qualification the candidate will need to hold a Level 2 qualification in animal related area.

There are no other recognised qualifications for pet sitters at this level, therefore this qualification demonstrates to both employers and public that the candidate has the practical skills and knowledge required of a competent pet sitter.

Structure

The qualification is made up of one unit with four tasks expressed in a standard format. 

The recommended guided learning hours are 18 hours.

Assessment Breakdown:

Task A:  Roles and responsibilities of a pet sitter

Task B:  Devise client information sheets

Task C:  Behavioural assessment and signs of health and ill health in an animal

Task D:  Potential problems or emergencies whilst pet sitting

 

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