- Level 1
- Unit No:
- Guided learning hours:
- 36 hours
Know about animal identification.
State what is meant by ‘species’ and ‘breeds’.
Give examples of key features of different breeds of animal within a single species.
Give reasons why it is important to be able to identify an animal.
Know about parts of the body in animals.
Identify parts of the body commonly checked for health in different species of animal.
Outline the key functions of different body parts.
Know about animal behaviour.
State what is meant by ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ behaviour in animals.
Give reasons why animals sometimes display abnormal behaviours, including the impact of human behaviour on animals.
Outline how to recognise and respond to different abnormal behaviours in different animal species.
Know about animal welfare and care routines.
State why it is important to take account of the five freedoms when caring for animals.
Describe appropriate care routines for different animals, outlining how they address the animals’ physical and social needs.