About the course
Accredited by LASER (formally known as the Open College Network)
(6 credits at Level 3)An independent course on nutrition and not written, sponsored or subsidised by a pet food manufacturer.
Section 1 asks 'What is Food?', discusses the digestive system and how it works and investigates the constituents and merits of the various feeding regimes, labelling and packaging.
Section 2 investigates the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats from birth to old age. Also considered are feeding the pregnant and lactating bitch and queen, the special needs of the veteran dog or cat, feeding the sick or convalescent animal and special dietary regimes.
Grading/Awards for Short Courses
Level 3 Courses that consist of one unit (2 sections) will be awarded a Pass or Credit.To achieve Distinction students must submit a Special Study of approximately 3,000 words in essay form on a topic of the student’s choice that is relevant to their course of study.
Grade A & B+ = Credit Grade B & below = Pass