A Career with Cats.

Become a Nationally Accredited Feline Care & Behaviourist

Study to Become a Feline Care & Behaviourist Through Career College UK.

Start a Cat Career with our Nationally Accredited Feline Care & Behaviourist Qualifications.

Why Become a Feline Care & Behaviourist?

25% of the UK’s population own cats, and ownership numbers continue to rise significantly year on year, creating an ever-growing industry.  Increasingly more regulated – for those wanting to work within the feline industry it is essential to have Nationally Accredited Qualifications to go with knowledge and experience in feline care.

As a Qualified Feline Care & Behaviourist you will have detailed knowledge in feline grooming, first aid, welfare, handling, nutrition, behaviour and psychology giving you all the skills to succeed in the industry.

Suitable for those working with cats in welfare charities, veterinary practices or pet care services, and a requirement by law for those working in a cattery boarding business, the qualification is perfect for both new and experienced staff and employers in the feline industry.

Feline Care & Behaviour Course
How do you start?

No previous qualifications or experience necessary, students study the Ofqual Regulated Level 2 Award in Feline Care and Behaviour, or the Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare Qualification.  Nationally Accredited by Open College Network – one of the nation’s leading awarding organisations.


A Requirement for Industry

As from the 1st October 2018, changes to the Animal Activity Licencing Regulations from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs necessitate that all Cattery staff, managers and owners must have an Ofqual regulated level 2 qualification in a relevant subject, or to meet the Higher Standard, a member of staff must have an Ofqual regulated Level 3 qualification.  These courses meet the exact criteria for this licence.

Furthermore, the Level 3 Qualification meets the criteria for the Higher Licencing Standard for your cattery business, which in turn gives you additional benefits – approval for longer licence, a higher star rating to promote your business to customers, lower licencing fees, and less regular inspections.

PLEASE BE AWARE – many other companies advertise ‘Level 2 and Level 3’ named courses, but only Ofqual Regulated Qualifications  – with a Qualification Number – meet the criteria for the licencing regulations.  The most simply way to determine this is by searching the qualification number on the Ofqual Government Website   https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/.

If companies cannot provide a qualification number, or cannot be found on the Ofqual Website, they are not Government Ofqual Regulated Qualifications.  Our Level 2 Award Qualification number is 603/4154/3 and our Level 3 Award Qualification number is 603/4264/X.

Feline Care & Behaviour Course Information

Students study the theoretical aspects of the course online at their own pace. A combination of online resources and content is then assessed through short answers and quizzes throughout the course. Students have up to 2 years in which to complete their studies – however, most students complete the Level 2 course in 2-3 months and the Level 3 course within a 3-4 months.

Level 2 – Feline Behaviour and First Aid
This unit covers skills in identifying and managing Feline Behaviour – essential when working with cats to understand feline behaviour when put in stressful situations.  First Aid specific to Felines is covered to enable you to manage any situations that may occur.

Level 2 – Feline Health and Welfare
This unit covers how to identify and manage the health and welfare of felines.  Starting off with identifying signs of ill health, you will then move to prevention of illness through developing and understanding specific hygiene requirements as well as studying nutrition for kittens and mature cats in detail.  In the second part of the unit you will go on to developing your knowledge in environmental enrichment, and providing well-being for cats in your care.

Level 3 – Care of Felines in Catteries
This unit explores how to promote and maintain the welfare of cats in catteries. It includes information on health checking, methods of disease prevention & control and effective ways to provide environmental enrichment and mental stimulation. This unit also covers administering preventative and prescriptive medications.

Level 3 – Feline Behaviour & Psychology
When working with cats it’s useful to have an understanding of feline behaviour and psychology. This unit includes force free behaviour improvement, the human-feline relationship as well as signalling and communication behaviour of cats.

Career College UK offer the most affordable Nationally Accredited Feline Care & Behaviour Course in the Industry.

Please contact our friendly careers advisors today for detailed information on the course fees and options available to you.

Why Us?

Industry Leading Training

Created by an expert team of animal care, welfare and conservation experts, the course covers up to date modern techniques and theories in the Feline Industry.

Ofqual Qualifications

The courses are Regulated by Ofqual – the Government Department which regulate National Qualifications across the UK.  This ensures the training is of the highest standard, is nationally recognised, and meets the criteria for Animal Licencing requirements.

Dedicated College Tutor

You will have a highly experienced, dedicated college tutor available to assist you throughout your studies.  Having a personal tutor will ensure you get through your studies as quickly and easy as possible.

Self-Paced Study

Complete the qualification as quickly or as slowly as you like – depending on your time commitments.  Most students complete the courses in a 3-7 months, but you have 2 years to complete the qualification.

  • The course was so interesting with help available if I needed it. I loved that I could do it around a full time and very demanding job so that I could still achieve my desired grade.

    - Emma Charlotte

  • The courses are very interesting and fun, and the people who mark the modules are very helpful. Would certainly recommend these courses to anyone interested in animal careers.

    - Andrew Richard

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