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Distance Education – course prerequisites

You must check you have understood and you meet all advertised pre-requisites for the course.

 

Prerequisites applicable to all ISFM and iCatCare courses

Learners should have basic computer skills. Students are required to complete and submit assessments electronically, and so a basic understanding of Microsoft Office (or equivalent) including Microsoft Word is useful.

Due to the distance learning nature of our courses, you must have regular access to a computer with internet access.

You must have a good understanding of English. All course notes and assessments are in English and your answers must be in English. We encourage overseas learners to sign up for our courses, and although we will take into account that English is not a first language, you should still have a good understanding of the English language.

On-demand courses prerequisites

Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional:

To enrol on this course, you must be a qualified nurse, technician or vet or be studying towards qualification.

Cat Friendly Veterinary Receptionist:

To enrol on this course, you must be working in veterinary practice as a receptionist, practice manager or other veterinary practice support role.

Getting to know your cat – an introduction to cat behaviour:

This course is open to anyone who has an interest in cats.

 

Tutor-led courses prerequisites

ISFM Advanced Feline Behaviour for Veterinary Professionals (formerly known as Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour):

To enrol on this course, you must be a qualified nurse, technician or vet or be studying towards qualification.

Certificate, Diploma or Foundation Diploma in Feline Nursing:

To enrol on this course, you must be a qualified nurse/technician or be studying towards qualification.

Advanced Feline Behaviour for Cat Professionals:

To enrol on this course you must be working with cats. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Animal behaviourists (as a top-up in feline behaviour)
  • Rehoming centres (employed staff and volunteers affiliated with a rescue or rehoming charity)
  • Fosterers
  • Boarding catteries and cat sitters
  • Cat cafe workers
  • Cat groomers
  • Cat breeders

This course would also be suitable for those whose work focuses on cats indirectly such as:

  • Education
  • Scientific research

Updated: 6 September 2018