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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 1
Unit No:
D/615/8827
Credits:
4
Guided learning hours:
36 hours

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about animal identification.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    State what is meant by ‘species’ and ‘breeds’.

  • 1.2

    Give examples of key features of different breeds of animal within a single species.

  • 1.3

    Give reasons why it is important to be able to identify an animal.


2

Know about parts of the body in animals.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Identify parts of the body commonly checked for health in different species of animal.

  • 2.2

    Outline the key functions of different body parts.


3

Know about animal behaviour.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    State what is meant by ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ behaviour in animals.

  • 3.2

    Give reasons why animals sometimes display abnormal behaviours, including the impact of human behaviour on animals.

  • 3.3

    Outline how to recognise and respond to different abnormal behaviours in different animal species.


4

Know about animal welfare and care routines.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    State why it is important to take account of the five freedoms when caring for animals. 

  • 4.2

    Describe appropriate care routines for different animals, outlining how they address the animals’ physical and social needs. 


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