We have delivered and developed educational courses and resources in all sorts of educational systems. But, we recognise that more traditional educational structures don't work for everyone, and can be exclusionary for many, and for this industry. Our students are individuals and we are constantly striving to develop the most inclusive and accessible routes to education with us, in this industry.
Right now, we are offering all-online courses but backing that with tons of support. We hope to be able to offer more in-person work soon, but that may also reduce accessibility and flexibility. It's a tough balance!
Course participation is flexible at every level and we strive for improved accessibility:
Take the guesswork out of education in the training/behaviour industries and study with AniEd! Our courses are challenging, in-depth and engrossing so we want to make sure that you consider starting a course carefully.
Knowing where to start can be tricky, but don't worry, we are here to help. We have courses for pet owners and pros, for those starting out and for those seasoned in animal care.
We will guide you through your choices, making sure to help you understand the workings of the animal care, training & behaviour industries. This in itself is difficult, given the lack of regulation and best practice.
If you want immediate help, use the form here to send an email directly to us and we will discuss your goals and options with you, helping you to develop an individualised plan.
The application procedure will take a couple of days because we want you to be sure about your course, paying and participating. We will guide you each step of the way. Once enrolment is completed, we will send you access to your online course area. This might be a link and password or instructions to sign-up to your course website. You are asked to never share these access details or any course materials with anyone else; this is a requirement for your participation on your course.
We are certainly not trying to turn you off starting a course (!) but do want you to consider embarking on a course carefully so that you get the most from it.
While online learning is more flexible, it can be more challenging to self-motivate and maintain your energy and interest, especially toward the middle of the course duration. Knowing to expect that can be helpful in understanding that there will be dips in your progress and motivation over the course duration, and that's normal!
Seek help and we will provide you with guidance so that you can pick up and get going again.
You will be expected to complete the reading, studying and assessment on a homestudy basis and while all course materials are provided, it's recommended that you organise them carefully and plan your studies. It's best to take the first week of a new course to familiarise your self with the online course area, download & organise your course materials and plan your studies (roughly!).
Our courses are challenging and are pitched at least at equivalent to Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. We are here to help and guide you, but please recognise that your understanding and what you think you already know will be challenged. Indeed, many of the staples shared throughout our industry will be challenged through our course work and you will learn how to critically evaluate the fads and topics discussed regularly in our industry, particularly online.
We don't apologise for presenting these challenges but instead want to support you in developing a well-rounded understanding. It's so worthwhile and is such an achievement when you reach your interim goals, set along your journey.
Your course materials will be constantly updated and adjusted based on feedback from you, from many and varied colleagues and as evidence adapts, adjusts and updates.
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting into before you pay. Once payment has been received, you will be provided with course access. There are no refunds, whole or partial, available for any reason for course fees once you have accessed the online course area.
By continuing and participating in a course with AniEd you agree to these terms and you will be asked to review more in-depth terms before you enroll. Follows an abridged version of terms associated with studying with AniEd.