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There are no restrictions on learner entry level to these qualifications. However, we would advise students new to the subject to start at Level One as this will give a good grounding in the main concepts of Canine Behaviour.

We also recommend that students have some form of prior qualification or experience before starting Level Three.

    Level       Intellectual skills & abilities                Processes                                      Accountability                                Credits        Hours

1

Employ a narrow range of applied knowledge and basic comprehension.

Demonstrate a narrow range of skills.

Apply known solutions to familiar problems.

Present and record information from readily available sources.

Show basic competence in a limited range of predictable and structured contexts.

Utilise a clear choice of routine responses.

Co-operate with others.

Exercise a very limited degree of discretion and judgement about possible actions.

Carry out responsibility for quality and quantity of output.

Operate under direct supervision and quality control.

9

90

2

Apply knowledge with underpinning comprehension in a number of areas.

Make comparisons.

Interpret available information.

Demonstrate a range of skills.

Choose from a range of procedures performed in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine.

Co-ordinate with others.

Undertake directed activity with a degree of autonomy.

Achieve outcomes within time constraints.

Accept increased responsibility for quantity and quality of output subject to external quality checking.

12

120

3

Apply knowledge and skills in a range of complex activities, demonstrating comprehension of relevant theories.

Access and evaluate information independently.

Analyse information and make reasoned judgements.

Employ a range of responses to well defined but often unfamiliar or unpredictable problems.

Operate in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts using a range of technical or learning skills.

Select from a considerable choice of procedures.

Give presentations to an audience.

Engage in self directed activity with guidance/ evaluation.

Accept responsibility for quality and quantity of output.

Accept limited responsibility for the quantity and quality of output from others.

15

 

150

What are these levels equivalent to?

 

Typically, 9 credits of units at Level One will be an equivalent level and quantity of work as an NVQ level 1.

15 credits of units at Level 3 will be an equivalent level and quantity of work as an NVQ level 3 or to ‘A’ Level standard.

 

The OCN is approved by Ofqual as a national Awarding Organisation, and is licenced by the QAA and NOCN, ensuring your course is standardized with National Qualifications.

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