Devised and tutored by a registered clinical animal behaviourist and qualified veterinary nurse, this course is suitable for anyone who works or has regular contact in a professional capacity with cats, e.g. veterinary nurses, cattery personnel, those working in feline rescue centres, cat- sitters/ carers etc. It may also suit those who wish to pursue a career working with cats or the interested owner who wants to learn more about their own cat.
Independently verified and accredited by The CPD Standards Office.
Engaging modules consist of numerous lessons to study at your own pace, allowing you to effectively manage your work/life balance. Multiple learning processes, i.e. written content, presentations, video content and free additional downloads and resources allow you to absorb the learning materials in an online environment with ease.
Seven varied modules covering key subjects including:
- Feline structure and society
- Communication: feline body language and how to assess emotions
- Feline Behavioural Development – socialisation and other critical phases in their life
- How to provide an enriched environment for the indoor/ housed cat
- How fear and anxiety impacts on behaviour
- The link between behavioural and medical problems
- How to work safely with cats and preventing problems in the workplace
There are no exams, but to obtain your digital certificate you must answer some multiple choice questions at the end of each module. These questions have been designed to ensure that you have learned the material and will help to reinforce the facts in your memory. The final assessment involves varied methods to test your knowledge and evaluate your progress.
Do remember that you can direct questions to me personally through the online student facility at any time and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.
Please note: The Advanced Certificate in Understanding & Dealing with Canine Fear & Anxiety and The Advanced Certificate in Understanding and Dealing with Feline Fear & Anxiety share some content. However, although many of the module titles are the same, the course is written with an emphasis on the particular species you are studying.
Accreditation pending from a recognised external provider.
This was such an in-depth course, more so than I ever thought it would be, it was a welcome surprise. It’s enjoyable using this website, with topics broken down so they’re easier to read and learn. Some lessons have video which is nice taking a break from reading to listen to Caroline with a cup of tea. Lots of extra information was given, such as references and suggested reading. This is now my sixth course with Pet Courses and very much enjoying learning new things. Thank you, I look forward to the next one!