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Animal Management and Care AQAAQA Unit Awards

 

Introduction

Animal Days Out CIC is an official training centre for AQA and delivers accredited courses through the Unit Award Scheme. We offer Animal Management and Care training across a number of domestic and exotic species to give our students an interactive learning experience throughout a diverse range of practical management and care procedures.

Training Guidelines

Throughout this AQA unit, we utilise a range of our own facilities and animal enclosures at the Environment Centre based in Eltham and other venues.

♦ Reptile House - Fully equipped reptile house with vivariums and other enclosures housing a large variety of reptiles and invertebrates.

♦ Domestic Animal Enclosure - An outside area with various enclosures and spaces incorporating hutches and coops housing native and exotic domestic animals.

♦ Farm Setting - Several large outdoor areas hosting our horses, goats and other large mammals.

Units Covered

Our introductory Animal Managment and Care course units cover:

♦ Animal Handling - How to safely handle and move animals, reptiles and invertebrates for maintenance and public display.

♦ Animal Care - How to care for various species of animals including Invertebrates, Reptiles or Small Mammals.

♦ Animal First Aid - How to administer emergency treatment to an injured or sick animal before professional medical care is available.

♦ Cleaning Enclosures - How to maintain the living spaces of a variety of species to optimize health and wellbeing.

♦ Grooming - How to groom and provide close-up health care for a variety of different species

♦ Nutrition and Enrichment - Detailed introduction to the foods that are safe and diets for nutritious health for each species and ways in which to enrich the feeding experience.

♦ Creating Habitats in the Wild - Encouraging wild animals, bugs and birds to occupy man-made living spaces such as bug hotels and bird-boxes. 

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