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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 1
Unit No:
J/615/8790
Credits:
4
Guided learning hours:
36 hours

Assessment Guidance

Assessment Guidance: Learners should be working with and closely supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced adult when addressing Learning Outcomes 3 and 4. They should not be expected to take full responsibility for feeding or grooming animals.

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about providing food and water to animals. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    State why it is important when providing food and water to animals to

    • use correct methods and systems for feeding animals
    • follow appropriate hygiene requirements
    • dispose of waste correctly.
  • 1.2

    Outline their responsibility for safe and effective animal handling during the feeding process, under relevant legislation and codes of practice.


2

Know about grooming animals.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    State why it is important to groom certain animals.

  • 2.2

    Describe grooming requirements and techniques for different animals.

  • 2.3

    Outline how key grooming tools and equipment are used.

  • 2.4

    Outline key health and safety considerations when grooming animals.


3

Be able to assist with providing food and water for animals. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Feed animals in accordance with instructions.

  • 3.2

    Supply water to the animals from the correct sources, in the correct quantities and using the system in accordance with instructions.

  • 3.3

    Monitor and report on the animal's feeding and drinking habits.

  • 3.4

    Clean and maintain equipment ready for use and store it safely and securely in an appropriate place.

  • 3.5

    Dispose of any waste from feeding in the correct manner and place.

  • 3.6

    Maintain health and safety, and the welfare of animals, during feeding and watering.


4

Be able to groom an animal. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Select and prepare appropriate items of grooming equipment.

  • 4.2

    Use appropriate restraining techniques while grooming.

  • 4.3

    Use appropriate techniques and procedures to groom an animal.

  • 4.4

    Use, clean and store PPE, tools and equipment safely.

  • 4.5

    Maintain the safety of self, others and the animal while grooming.


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