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iPet Network Level 3 Diploma in Canine Nutrition

This course is for those who want to develop their learning to inform their own or professional practice.

75 Guided Learning Hours
24 Months Completion
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What's included?

  • Monthly 1-1's With Your Tutor
  • Live Teaching Events
  • Peer Groups
  • Study Groups
  • Responsive & Timely Support
  • Entry Into Our Private Community

Develop Knowledge & Understanding to a Superior Level

The iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Canine Nutrition is designed to explore the most up to date research and practice permeating the canine nutrition arena. It is aimed at Candidates who see and experience how nutrition affects the canine and subsequently want to develop their learning and understanding to inform their own development or professional practice. It is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs of those who are currently working in the industry. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of canine welfare and be committed to developing their personal and professional development. Leading industry experts Lisa Hannaby, Jacqui Byrne and Caroline Griffith have helped write and review this  qualification to ensure the outcome is appropriate for the Canine Nutrition industry and the continued growth  and development of the sector.  

Qualification Objectives

This qualification is aimed to lead Candidates into being able to develop a knowledge and understanding to a  superior and professional level. Depending on the needs of the individual Candidate, the qualification can:  
• prepare individuals to progress within their current role 
• prepare Candidates for career development  
• support a role in the workplace 
• support continuous professional standards 
• encourage engagement in learning.  

This qualification has been designed to enable Candidates to:  
• access flexible, distance learning  
• work within in the pet food, canine health, and welfare industry to a professional standard
• understand the principles of canine nutrition and changes at different life stages
• gain knowledge and understanding of canine anatomy and physiology and the impact of canine  evolution 
• carry out research and compile a literature review of their findings 
• understand the history and development of the pet food industry 
• understand the importance of the microbiome and behaviour 

Suggested progression following completion of qualification: 
• higher qualification in similar subject area 
• gain employment within pet food/nutrition industry 
• gain employment within the animal care industry 
Meet the instructor

Stephanie Costello

Stephanie received her BSc in Vet Nursing in 2015, before going on to complete a MSc in Sustainable Resource Management. She has worked in dog rescue in Ireland for several years where she continued her education in canine training and behaviour (and picked up 3 rescue cats and 3 rescue dogs along the way). Stephanie believes in a compassionate and consent-based approach to interactions with non-human animals and is motivated to develop this within the animal care sector.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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