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Level 2 Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

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Course Description

The full cost of this course is £200 and runs for 4 weeks, 3 hours per week on a Tuesday evening 5-8pm. The course begins on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. The cost includes all course materials, examination entrance fees and registration with the awarding body.

The purpose of this course is for you to understand the roles and responsibilities of an individual who wishes to offer a professional pet sitting service with a focus on animal welfare. It is important that you develop an understanding of current legislation and codes of practice related to looking after a client’s animals and property and practical implications. You will also be required to identify potential problems/emergencies relating to pet sitting and how to deal with them.

This qualification focuses on caring for animals in the owner’s property, not home boarding.

A driving licence is not required to complete this unit.

There are no other recognised qualifications for pet sitters at this level.


Qualifications

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting


Entry Requirements

In order to take this qualification, you need to hold a level 2 qualification in animal-related area, such as:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Equine Care
  • Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

Experience of working in the pet sitting or allied industries is preferable but not essential.

Details

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to work as a pet sitter.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter relating to the client’s property and animals 2. Know the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice relating to pet sitting

3. Know how to deal with problems and emergencies in relation to the client’s property

4. Know how to deal with problems and emergencies sustained to an animal and to oneself whilst pet sitting.

Class room based theory with practical tasks to demonstrate technical competence.

The assessment is made up of 4 practical and written tasks with oral questioning.

The assessments can be achieved at pass only.


Work Experience

N/A

Progression

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to employers or the public that you have the practical skills and knowledge they are looking for when recruiting/seeking the services of a pet sitter.

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