Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 100 Guided Learning Hours (100)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 06 Number of Modules 06
Assessment Included Assessment Included
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What Will I Learn?

Understand how old is old
Gain an insight into the behavioural changes in senior pets.
Get an understanding of the special considerations for mature pets
Learn about mobility and pain issues in senior pets.
Gain an understanding of cancer in senior pets.
Learn how to say goodbye when its time.


Senior pets refer to the pets that are too old and require special attention and care. Different pets mature differently based on their breed and genetics. It is very crucial to identify the age in which a specific pet reaches maturity in order to provide it with special attention and care. Although breed mainly determines the maturity of pets, nutrition and environment also play a role in how fast a pet ages.

Just as humans, when pets grow old they face many health issues which require special attention and care. They might face dental issues, arthritis and degenerative diseases. They might also tend to get tired easily, find it difficult to run, walk or play and to find a comfortable position to sleep in. identifying the health issues and diseases in senior pets early on and treating them accordingly may greatly impact the overall health of senior pets and may help them live longer. It may also improve their state of mind and keep them happy.

Caring for senior pets can be done by pet care or veterinary professionals. However, learning the essentials on how to care for your senior pets will help you cut down on the cost to hire professionals and to strengthen your bond with your pets. This Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3 will teach you how to identify the maturity of pets and the behavioural changes in senior pets. You will also get to look over at the special considerations for senior cats. You will be introduced to mobility and pain issues that plague senior pets. You will be enlightened about cancer in senior pets and will be taught how to say goodbye when the time comes.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Pet care professionals
  • Veterinary professionals
  • Anyone willing to learn on how to treat senior pets
  • Access duration
  • Entry requirements
  • Method of assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and career path
  • Other benefits

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

In order to complete the Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04836

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Once you successfully completed this Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3, you will be able improve your candidature for various job positions in the pet care or veterinary field. This diploma can also help you progress in your career by putting you in line to demand for job promotions and salary increments from your organisation. You can also use this diploma as a foundation if you desire to continue studying animal care. Below given are few of the job positions this diploma will qualify you for:

  • Veterinarian – £31,008 per annum
  • Veterinary nurse – £18,600 per annum
  • Veterinary assistant – £15,560 per annum
  • Animal Technician – £17,944 per annum
  • Animal Shelter Manager  - £20,314 per annum
  • Animal Caretaker – £14,995 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

1: How Old is Old?
How Old is Old?
2: Behavioral Changes in Senior Pets
Behavioral Changes in Senior Pets
3: Special Considerations for Mature Pets
Special Considerations for Mature Pets
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief I – Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission I – Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3
4: Mobility and Pain Issues
Mobility and Pain Issues
5: Cancer
6: Saying Goodbye
Saying Goodbye
☑ Assignment
Assignment Brief II – Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3
☑ Submit Your Assignment
(A) Assignment Submission II – Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3
Exam Quiz
Exam : Diploma in Care of the Senior Pets at QLS Level 3 00:30:00

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    Montgomery Saunders

    May 04, 2019
    Good job!

    How far Global Edulink has gone to bring justice to this course can only be realised after completing this course. All areas of caring for senior pets, from helping with their pains and conditions to bidding them farewell, has been taught in great measures. Good job!

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    Kelab Mathews

    December 10, 2018
    Interesting and Informative

    The course was interesting and informative. The material was relevant and covered a good overview of the subject. Overall, I enjoyed the studies and found that it expanded my knowledge.

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