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Competency Course Cat Care

This course has been designed to demonstrate competency required for the 2018 Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations for catteries. The course and final certification will satisfy this requirement.
The AAL guidance document states: "The licence holder or a designated manager and any staff employed to care for the animals must have competence to identify the normal behaviour of the species for which they are caring and to recognise signs of and take appropriate measures to mitigate or prevent, pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour.

Suitable and sufficient training of staff involved in animal care must be demonstrated to have been carried out in the following areas:
Animal welfare including recognising poor welfare
Animal handling
Animal behaviour
Cleanliness and hygiene
Feeding and food preparation
Disease control
Recognition of diseases including inherited disease

This course is copyright of the National Pet College. This course may not be reproduced digitally or in print or photographic form without the express written permission of the National Pet College.
  • PIF - Helping you and your business
  • Cat Care
  • Handling and Restraining
  • Behaviour
  • Stress
  • Health checking
  • Parasites
  • Lifestages
  • Nutrition
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Cleaning
  • Waste disposal
  • Preventative care.docx
  • Isolation
  • Emergency policies
  • Legislation
  • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Associated legislation
  • Code of practice for the welfare of Cats
  • Inspection Guidance - catteries
  • Cattery licensing requirments
  • End of course test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever