Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training

Qualifications

Official Qualifications accredited by Open Collage Network West Midlands

Certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Daycare and Boarding  – CIDBT 4119Q
Open College Network West Midlands Level 4

This qualification has been developed to provide a professional qualification for those already working or looking to work in the area of Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, Pet Boarding and Dog Daycare.

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge to work with domestic dogs as a dog walker, dog daycare/boarding provider and with domestic cats and dogs in a pet-sitting capacity either in their own or the client’s home. There are no practical units within this qualification and thus, learners will not be assessed on practical dog walking or pet sitting skills as part of this qualification.

Learners may progress directly into employment or self- employment as a professional dog walker and pet sitter, or progress to further learning in this area including higher level qualifications in Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting.

Learners should be aged 18 or above.

Portfolio of evidence which will include essays.

  • Qualification Number: 603/5500/1
  • Level: 4
  • Credit Value: 13 credits
  • Guided Learning Hours: 91 hours
  • Total Qualification Time: 127 hours
  • Cost £ 625.00

It is important that you read the FAQ for coursework explanation and the CIDBT Terms and Conditions.

Qualification in Dog Training and Husbandry, Certificate in Understanding Canine Care and Behaviour – CIDBT 4110Q
Open College Network West Midlands Level 2

The Dog Training and Husbandry qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to be able to work in, or pursue a career in, the field of canine care.

Learners will understand the basics of canine anatomy, physiology and behaviour and will be able to provide care, including physical enrichment for canines in their care.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Portfolio of evidence which will include essays.

  • Qualification Number: 603/5915/8
  • Level: 2
  • Credit Value: 7 credits
  • Guided Learning Hours: 40 hours
  • Total Qualification Time: 65 hours
  • Cost £ 625.00

It is important that you read the FAQ for coursework explanation and the CIDBT Terms and Conditions.

Open College Network

Diploma Canine Behaviour Practitioner – CIDBT 5000Q
Open College Network West Midlands Level 5

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with in-depth knowledge and understanding of canine welfare, behaviour and training. It provides the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to develop a career as a Canine Behaviour Practitioner.

Learners will need to complete 6 days (36 hours) of Practical Training to develop the skills required to undertake the role of a Canine Behaviour Practitioner. Learners will also develop the knowledge to understand the influence of the internal and external environment on canine behaviour, and how to work with aggressive cases. Learners will also develop the knowledge to teach others and form effective client relationships.

Regardless of your prior knowledge, this course is a fast-track course into the world of canine behaviour, learners will be able to offer a professional service is canine behaviour reformation upon completion.

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 18 years of age.

Portfolio of Evidence and Practical Demonstration/Assignment. This course will include written home study and practical workshops, all workshops are mandatory.

  • Qualification Number: 603/4965/7
  • Level: 5
  • Credit Value: 54 credits
  • Guided Learning Hours: 394 hours
  • Total Qualification Time: 496 hours

The course will consist of:

  • Canine Training and Handling
  • Canine Evolution
  • Measuring Canine Behaviour
  • Practising the role of Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Understanding Canine Behaviour Change
  • Understanding Canine Needs
  • Understanding Canine Stress & Anxiety
  • Multiple Canine Management
  • Understanding Normal and Maladaptive
  • Aggression in Canines
  • Understanding the External Environment
  • Understanding the Internal Environment
  • Dealing with working canines
  • Understanding and working with Canine Aggression.

It is important that you read the FAQ for coursework explanation and the CIDBT Terms and Conditions.