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Applied Canine Behaviour and Training FdSc

University Centre Bishop Burton

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This distance / blended learning programme is to provide students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors that relate to canine behaviour and training.Students have the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge of behaviour, management, training, instructing, consulting and counselling, and these topical areas can then be related to a range of situations.The programme promotes motivational, positive reinforcement training techniques.**What will I study?**Year 1:- Academic Research and Professional Skills- Principles of Canine Psychology and Basic Training- Employment Skills in the Industry- Progressive Dog Training Year 2:- Canine Development- Consulting and Coaching- Inappropriate Canine Behaviour- Canine ScienceYear 3:- Management Skills in the Industry- Advanced Dog Training- Research Design and Statistical Analysis- Canine Health Welfare and Legislation. **Learning and Teaching Approach**This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences.For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. Using the webinar software, staff are able to monitor engagement to ensure participations.To complement all theory lectures, students have asynchronous seminars that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. Online webinars focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the webinar lecture sessions.**What else can I expect?**- Animal Management Unit housing a wide range of species including meerkats, racoon dogs, primates, alpacas, marsupials, invertebrates, tropical and marine fish, reptiles, rodents and a nocturnal house.- Dedicated dog training area, commercial dog kennels and grooming facilities, commercial sheep and beef enterprises, equine yard and schools.- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.**What kind of job could I get when I graduate?**Graduates can pursue careers such as: Dog trainer, behaviour consultant, assistance dog trainer, detection dog trainer, service dog trainer, Customs and Excise handler, training dogs for commercial work, rescue and rehabilitation work.

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University Centre Bishop Burton

  • Campus address

    Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG, England

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