Free courses

Try a free course to start your learning about animal care, animal welfare, conservation and other subjects.

How does this work?

Each course has just one unit so they are quick to study and do. Study your free course at home in your own time. You can complete the assessment if you wish or you can just read the course and learn without being assessed.

A certificate of achievement can be issued with successful completion of the assessment for £10.00.

​Select a course from the list and click on the Word (W) or Open (ODT) document tab to enrol. In the form tell us which course you want to receive and it will be sent by email. Please allow 3 working days to receive the course.​ Send the enrolment form to: abccoursecontact@gmail.com

Enrolment forms

Animal assisted therapy

The purpose of the Animal Assisted Therapy course is to give the learner an insight into becoming an assistance animal carer and working alongside both the human and non-human animal for mutual benefit. It is hoped that by the end of this short, introductory course the learner will appreciate that an assistance animal is not a “tool” to help humans but a partner in supporting human health and welfare issues. Learners can use this course to progress to the full level 3 course, apply for work with assistance animals, undertake formal training to become an assistance animal carer and trainer.

Canine behaviour

The purpose of the dog behaviour course is to give the learner knowledge of the signs and signals dogs give when they are communicating. Without knowledge of these signs dogs can be misunderstood and their welfare suffers. After doing this course the learner can progress onto the full level 3 course in which behaviour, biology and care are included.

​Feline behaviour

The purpose of the Feline behaviour free course is to introduce learners to the origin the domestic cat and from that, know about their behaviours so as to better understand and care for them. After doing this course the learner can progress onto the full level 3 course in which behaviour, biology and care are included.

Ecology

The purpose of this course to introduce the subject and discipline of ecology to the learner. The course assumes little or no knowledge although it is written with the assumption that learners will carry out self-directed study. The course should be regarded as a stepping stone to our level 3 ecology and conservation courses. You will be given the opportunity to learn and use terminology associated with ecology and gain knowledge of concepts that underpin ecological studies. After doing this course the learner can progress onto the full level 3 course in which behaviour, biology and care are included.

Zoo animal welfare

 

The Zoo Animal Welfare free course is designed for learners wishing to know how to go about improving the welfare of captive, zoo animals by being able to identify a number of factors that influence general welfare.  The course focuses on animal behaviour and leads on to stress which is a serious issue for captive animals. Stress and behaviour have a link because when an animal is under stress (normal or excessive), their behaviours will alter. After doing this course the learner can progress onto the full level 5 course in which behaviour, biology and care are included.

Other free courses

Basic animal first aid

Canine nutrition

Feline nutrition

Equine behaviour

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