Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn about aquarium maintenance; how each aquarium will have its own specific maintenance program depending on factors such as the type and size of the tank, number and species of occupants, presence of plants, type of equipment and water parameters.
Duration: 2 hours

You will learn how to keep fish in optimal health for breeding by learning about aquarium care; what triggers are required for the fish species to breed; nutrition; how to grow your own microorganisms in a controlled medium to make sure you feed fish with healthy live food, free from infections and chemical-free.
Duration: 2 hours

Fish require a well-balanced diet for healthy growth. Understanding fish type is a crucial part of ensuring fish have the right type of food for their nutritional requirements and their behaviour.
Duration: 3 hours

An aquarium is an artificially constructed model of an underwater ecosystem. In order to maintain similar conditions to the natural environment and habitat of the species that live in the tank, it is necessary to maintain constant water conditions and optimal water quality levels.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to properly manage and monitor a freshwater tank.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about benefits of keeping an aquarium and how to get started. Appropriate for people interested for recreational reasons (as a hobbyist), for commercial or breeding purposes or for exhibitions and shows.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to set up a simple saltwater aquarium. In this course, you'll learn how to simulate a near-perfect saltwater environment, free from toxicity.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to select inhabitants for your tank based on water type, size, ornaments, and other tank parameters. Relevant to both plant and animal selection.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn about the aquatic ecosystem and the differences between freshwater, salt water, and brackish water.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn to assess water quality and manage different aquariums. Discover the different factors that interact with each other and how this can positively or negatively affect the dynamics of the ecosystem.
Duration: 2.5 hours

You will learn dietary requirements of healthy adult pets; understand their life cylces and what to offer in each developmental stage.
Duration: 3 hours

One of the main ways to check that an animal is healthy is to check its vital signs. These include the core temperature, respiration rate and pulse rate. If any of these are not within their normal range there is cause for concern and treatment should be sought. We strongly recommend that you seek veterinary advice in such cases, as it may be life-threatening.
Duration: 1 hour

Today dogs can vary greatly in size, shape and colouration. However, all dog breeds are descended from the wolf and share many physical and biological characteristics. All dogs are classified as the same species Canis familiaris.
Duration: 2 hours

We accept the wolf was domesticated by humans 25-30 million years ago. Throughout history, dogs have functioned successfully alongside humans and their role in social environments was frequently documented through paintings, ancient drawings and sculptures.
Duration: 3 hours

Grooming benefits the dog in a variety ways. Firstly it distributes protective oils throughout the coat, keeping the skin clean and healthy. It stops the coat from getting matted which is particularly important in long haired breeds. It also prevents the build up of dirt and dead hair in the coat.
Duration: 1 hour

One of the key features that link the wolf and the domestic dog is that they are both highly social animals that like to live within a pack, be it a pack of other wolves or dogs or a human pack.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Working with dogs can be challenging but endlessly rewarding. There are many opportunities for working on a voluntary basis, or paid employment, or career opportunities in the canine industry. You can help those who are suffering or distressed, you can look after the sick and injured, you can train dogs (and their owners). You can encourage others to enjoy the company of dogs and you can make arrangements for dogs once their life ends.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn to distinguish normal and abnormal cat behaviour, and how to use this to develop appropriate strategies for dealing with inappropriate cat behaviour.
Duration: 1 hour

Develop your understanding of basic feline biology. Applies to both domestic and wild cats.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Recognise the animals that are commonly groomed, the situations in which they are groomed, equipment that is used and the tasks carried out by a groomer.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Breeding pet birds can be difficult, and it is important to think about why you are breeding them. Some people choose to breed them to keep, or perhaps to sell. Careful consideration must be taken when making the decision to breed birds. Breeding is a huge responsibility, with breeding birds and baby birds needing a lot of care and you must always think about the welfare of the breeding birds plus the new chicks and where they are to end up.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Behaviours are strongly influenced by the genetics of an animal. Some breeds will have a tendency to act differently to others and some behaviour will tend to occur naturally unless there is a strong intervention to control the behaviour manifesting.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Many dogs display behavioural problems or ‘unwanted behaviour’ at various stages in their lives. Often, an unwanted behaviour is merely a symptom of an underlying problem (either mental or physical) and the unwanted behaviour that is displayed is the dog’s way of coping with the problem.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Describe how to manage the coats of different types of animals.
It is well recognised that the health of the skin and coat is maintained internally through diet and externally by natural grooming or grooming carried out by people.
Duration: 1 hour

Describe how the movement of dogs can be controlled, both through training and other methods.
Duration: 1.5 hours

We see dogs that can do amazing things. Dog actors, performing dogs, sheep-herding dogs, rescue dogs, sniffer dogs - dogs can be trained to do so many things. Then there is also the family pet dog, whose owner would be happy if they would sit and stay when told. The principals involved in getting a dog to sit and getting a dog to sniff out bombs are the same. It is simply rewarding their correct behaviour.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Compare grooming techniques used for different types of dogs.
Duration: 1.5 hours

There are thousands of different varieties of birds. They range in size from large Ostriches and Emus down to tiny Wrens and Finches. There are a variety of reasons for keeping birds captive and some types of birds are more likely to be found in captivity than others.
Duration: 2 hours

The greatest cause of health problems for captive birds arises from incorrect nutrition and poor animal husbandry and management. By satisfying the nutritional requirements of birds and implementing hygienic animal husbandry techniques, an aviculturist can greatly minimise the risk of sickness and illness in their birds. However, even the most devoted aviculturist must be prepared for the event of health issues, illness or disease outbreaks in their aviary birds.
Course Duration: 2.5 hours

Examine variations between different breeds by focusing on common health issues, temperaments and characteristics. Explore cat associations or breeder organisations in your country to find out more about what is important in breed pedigrees.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the behavioural traits of any birds you keep and understand how to properly manage and respond to those traits; learn how to train the birds you keep; opportunities for work in bird industry.
Duration: 2.5 hours

There are many different bird families, and within each family, lots of different types of birds. Some bird genera or species are more likely to be kept as pets than others. In this course, you will learn how to identify the appropriate types of birds to keep for different purposes.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn how to choose appropriate housing for a range of different types of captive birds.
Duration: 2.5 hours

When keeping captive birds, it is important to understand that different birds will require different feeds. There are many commercial companies that produce special feed formulae based on a knowledge of the nutritional requirements and digestive abilities of specific birds. Learn, in this course, to outline the feeding requirements for a wide range of captive birds.
Duration: 2 hours

Basic training teaches dogs good manners as well as reinforcing the owners/handlers position as both a carer and a voice of authority. It is important that appropriate training starts early in a dog’s life to establish firm boundaries and reinforce good behaviour from the start. Learn how to develop a program for training a new pet dog when it is brought into a household.
Course Duration: 2 hours

Understand behaviours that are natural and predictable in canines and learn to recognise and understand signals that dogs give.
Course Duration: 2 hours

Communication involves two or more parties and it involves sending and receiving messages. This remains true, no matter whether you are communicating with an animal or another person. With this course, you will learn how canine animals communicate, and you will understand all possible ways that a human may communicate with a dog.

Course Duration: 2 hours

An understanding of canine psychology and behaviour is vitally important for anyone who works with dogs or keeps them as a companion animal. With this course, you will learn how canine animals think and discuss the relevance of understanding canine psychology to people.
Course Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Dogs are intelligent and can be trained for many different activities and work. Police dogs, guide dogs, hearing aid dogs, cadaver dogs, drugs dogs - all that have been specially trained to work alongside humans in specific tasks. In this course, you will learn how dogs can be trained to perform tasks required as a working dog: including a sheep dog, tracking dog, blind dog or substance detection dog.
Course Duration: 2 hours

The exact origin of cat domestication is often debated by historians. It is known that Egyptian populations held cats in high esteem. In fact, cats were an object of worship. In this course, you will learn aspects of domestic cat care and the basic duties of owners and professional carers.
Course Duration: 2 hours

The cat breeding industry poses questions about pet population as there are so many stray, or unwanted cats across the globe. For every purposely bred kitten, there will be an unwanted animal that has lost a home. For this reason, government bodies in some countries have placed regulations and licences on the breeding of cats. This varies from one authority to the next. In this course, you will learn about the current breeding industry, what the ethical standards are in cat breeding and rearing kittens.
Course Duration: 2 hours

Learn about feline nutrition, outline an appropriate diet for the domestic cat specific to their needs.
Course Duration: 3 hours

A regular vaccination and worming program throughout the year is important in keeping your cat fit and healthy, so purchasing a broad spectrum. This course is recommended for those who want to learn different preventative care schedules and learn how to recognize illnesses and their respective treatments.



Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

With this course, you will learn about parasites, ailments and disease, treatment options available and the significance of veterinary assistance.
Duration: 2 hours

Investigate and evaluate services which exist in the current cat industry and propose a small business idea which is of personal interest.