This post was most recently updated on July 1st, 2018
So, if you’re not sure which degree to study at university, you can now get a B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) degree from Chester University in “Canine Assistance”!
According to Civil Society…
Guide Dogs for the Blind has launched a three-year foundation degree course for its employees.
The creation of the Canine Assistance: Client and Dog Partnership degree concludes a four year programme to reform the organisation’s approach to professional training.
The course, which is accredited by Chester University, takes a ‘building blocks’ approach and allows employers to take modules relevant to their current job role.
Those interested in moving into different roles can take additional modules, while gaining credit for their existing knowledge.
Trainers on the course can also advance to a full Bachelor of Science degree.
Beverley Aylott, head of employment at Guide Dogs, said: “The degree will involve a varied selection of modules which explore dog care and welfare, dog breeding and stock management, re-homing, teaching and training adults as well as modules that explore implications of sight loss in people and the Guide Dogs partnership”.
The programme will be run from the Guide Dog Training Schools in Leamington, Forfar, Atherton and London.
Goodness. I guess that’s Chemisty, Biology and Physics out the window!