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Love animals or do you have pets at home? DCA Home Learning courses let you learn direct from home to learn everything you need to gain an accredited certificate specialising in small animal care.

Our popular pet grooming course outline is more flexible and affordable than most traditional pet grooming training courses because you can learn direct from home without attending any classes.

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Do you love animals? Learn new skills for a career in animal care

Do you love animals or want a career working with them? DCA’s home learning courses will give you the skills you need whether your interest is Pet Grooming, becoming a Veterinary Assistant, or taking a Certificate in Animal Care – our accredited course with Barony College. The DCA Pet Grooming course is more affordable and flexible than many traditional Pet Grooming training courses because you learn at your own pace. In fact all of our home learning courses give you this freedom and flexibility!

With a DCA home learning course you can study small animal care and learn direct from home, fitting your studies around your lifestyle. You will have freephone and email support but no classes to attend, ever! Every step of the way, your tutors monitor your progress through assessments that you can submit to the school by post or via the Internet. Home Learning is the flexible, affordable and fun way to gain your professional qualifications for a better future.


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Certificate in Animal Care
This course is a joint development between DCA and SRUC Barony. SRUC Barony has an excellent reputation for delivering animal care training and education. All students who complete the DCA/Barony course will have covered the theoretical requirements for a level 2 SVQ in animal care.
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Dog Behaviour and Training
The DCA Leaning Dog Behaviour and Training course gives you the knowledge and skills you need for careers in dog training. The course course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and information required to make the best decisions on training a dog based on an in-depth understanding of canine behaviour.
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Pet Grooming
Pet grooming training courses are on the increase. The DCA home study Pet Grooming course gives you the knowledge and skills you need for careers in dog and cat grooming. The course covers cat and dog physiology, breed recognition, coat types, care of equipment and clipping techniques.
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Veterinary Support Assistant
The DCA Home Learning Veterinary Support Assistant course provides you with an introduction to the work that is involved in becoming a veterinary support assistant. Areas covered by the course include such thing as pharmacology, treatment techniques, animal behaviour, medical procedures, wound management and clinical nutrition.
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