Day Care Operator (1 Module)

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With the rise in popularity of Day Care facilities, there is a need for properly educated people to run them. The Day Care Operator Diploma covers the essential information that is required to successfully run the dog aspects of a daycare (business studies are not covered). It is recommended that successful students should consider further studies as career development with the Canine Communication and Canine Aggression programmes.


Course Modules:

  • Accident prevention
  • Outdoor basics
  • Indoor basics
  • Putting together a first aid kit
  • Muzzles
  • Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  • Examples of First Aid Situations
  • RTA : First aid Action
  • Open and closed wounds
  • First Aid action of wounds
  • Fractures: Simple, Compound and Complicated
  • First Aid action of fractures
  • Haemorrhaging
  • Arteries
  • Veins
  • Capillaries
  • The different types of haemorrhage
  • Signs of haemorrhage
  • First aid action of haemorrhage
  • The three main pressure points
  • Tourniquets
  • Dislocations
  • Signs of dislocations
  • First aid action of dislocations
  • Shock
  • Signs of shock
  • First aid action of shock
  • Heat Stroke and signs of heat stroke
  • First aid action of heat stroke
  • Cut paws
  • Burns and scalds
  • First aid action of burns ad scalds
  • Drowning
  • First aid action of drowning
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, throat or mouth
  • Insect stings
  • Poisoning
  • First aid action of poisoning
  • Convulsions and Fits
  • Cause of convulsions and fits
  • First aid action of convulsions and fits

  • Introduction to animal law
  • Sources of information
  • Understanding laws and bylaws
  • Animal Protection Act
  • Societies of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
  • Defining animal cruelty
  • Dealing with unease between dogs in the household
  • Review of the Animal Care Legislation in South Africa
  • The difference between animal Welfare and animal rights
  • Legal cover

  • Introduction to Canine Behaviour
  • Puppy behaviour
  • Adolescence behaviour in the dog
  • Adolescence behaviour in the bitch
  • Mating behaviour of the dog and bitch
  • Pregnancy of the bitch
  • Whelping
  • Puppy behaviour
  • Canine Communication
  • Vocalisation
  • Tactile communication
  • Body Language
  • Scent communication
  • Natural canine behaviours

  • What are the signs of a healthy dog?
  • Internal Parasites: Worms
  • External Parasites: Fleas, Ticks, Flies, Ringworm and mites
  • Infectious diseases: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough and Rabies
  • Hereditary conditions: Entropian, Ectropian, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hip dysplasia and Deafness.
  • Problems affecting the bitch: Eclampsia and Pyometra
  • Problems of old age

  • Introduction to health and hygiene
  • Basic animal needs in a kennel establishment
  • The basic needs each dog should be provided
  • Hygiene
  • Cleaning routine for individual kennels
  • Cleaning materials
  • Product types to be used in a kennel
  • Common names of products and their uses
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Waste Disposal
  • Exercise areas
  • Staff to dog ratios
  • Ventilation, insulation and heating
  • Bedding and disposable bedding
  • Health and Safety Issues


Course Details:

Study Level 2

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

6 study modules

This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Including VAT 

Full Course fee – R11 110 (includes registration and certification)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once-off) and R1595 per module.

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