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I am Mechelle Jacques, A secondary teacher with over 25 years experience of both science and dogs. I am well known in the canine world for my curly coated retrievers and bracco italiano. I teach a lot of science and a little animal care and was the sole teacher of the BTEC Land Based Student of the Year 2017. In my spare time I work with dogs and their owners on training and behaviour problems as well as running K999.direct canine first aid training with a fellow of the royal college of vets.

I am Mechelle Jacques, A secondary teacher with over 25 years experience of both science and dogs. I am well known in the canine world for my curly coated retrievers and bracco italiano. I teach a lot of science and a little animal care and was the sole teacher of the BTEC Land Based Student of the Year 2017. In my spare time I work with dogs and their owners on training and behaviour problems as well as running K999.direct canine first aid training with a fellow of the royal college of vets.
Ectoparasites - Fleas ticks and mites - workbook
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Ectoparasites - Fleas ticks and mites - workbook

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This resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. A workbook to use with my free powerpoint to introduce the topic of ectoparasites, questions vary in style and cover this section of the specificiation. Topic, Learning aim C: Understand the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common parasites. Topic C.1 Ectoparasites, their symptoms, prevention and treatment. Provided as a Word document so it can be easily adapted to other formats or altered to suit your audience needs.
Endoparasites tapeworms and roundworms
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Endoparasites tapeworms and roundworms

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This resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. A powerpoint to use to introduce the topic of endoparasites, and give jumping off points for exploring each idea in more detail. with links to useful videos to gain information independently. Topic, Learning aim C: Understand the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common parasites. Topic C.2 Endoparasites, their symptoms, prevention and treatment.
Temperament and behaviour, normal and stressed
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Temperament and behaviour, normal and stressed

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Worksheets, with internet links to support the BTEC First level 2 in Animal Care. These sheets should help students understand the difference between temperament and behaviour. They can research via the links, what normal behaviour looks like and behaviour changes when the animal is under stress. Encourages independent study. Links directly to Unit One Animal health, BTEC Scheme of Work- lesson 2,3 and 4. Topic A1 Monitoring signs of good and ill health in animals.
Animal Health Unit One BTEC First Animal Care Complete Unit
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Animal Health Unit One BTEC First Animal Care Complete Unit

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A very large bundle of resources which will support the delivery of the whole Animal Health Unit One and also prepare the students for the external exam. There is a mix of individual lesson materials and independent study work for the student to do. Covers all of the sections of Unit one with easy to access resources which can be amended to your own needs. Suitable for a range of abilities and some materials provide challenge for the more able. You could use these materials as a scheme of work or as lock-down materials or homeworks.
The Dangerous Dogs Act
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The Dangerous Dogs Act

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This is a lockdown friendly (non ICT based) resource to support the teaching and learning of the Dangerous Dogs Act. It is expected to be used as part of the BTEC First in Animal Care, Unit Three Animal Welfare, Section B on welfare legislation. A task is set, with information from a range of sources given to support the learning and to help students to draw information from more than one source of information. A simple resource to cover the detail of the specification, with a little more detail for more able learners. It would also lend itself into the discussion on breed specific legislation. My less able learners really enjoyed this activity and I got some good learning out of it.
Pathogens, transmission, defence, notifiable diseases and zoonosis
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Pathogens, transmission, defence, notifiable diseases and zoonosis

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This resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. A powerpoint to use to introduce the topic of pathogens in animal husbandry, and give jumping off points for exploring each idea in more detail. with links to useful websites to gain information independently. They link to lesson 18 and 19 of Unit 1 Animal Health scheme of work produced by BTEC. Topic Learning aim B: Understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment B.1 Animal diseases and modes of transmission.
Feeding and Drinking Checks to assess health in animals
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Feeding and Drinking Checks to assess health in animals

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A powerpoint quiz to start the lesson and then a graph plotting activity to both practise plotting and analysis skills. Pupils can use their imagination to explain the graph they draw. The graph work is on canine eating and drinking and is set in a simple scenario. The numbers of the first data set are very simple to plot for less able students. The second data set is a little more challenging, both could be easliy adapted to your own students needs. Lesson fits with the BTEC First Level 2 Scheme of work for lesson 7 in Animal Care. Unit One Animal Health Topic A1 Monitoring Signs of good and ill health in animals.
Animal Care Unit One Section B Revision Questions
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Animal Care Unit One Section B Revision Questions

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This revision resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. It links to section B of Unit 1 Animal Health specification produced by BTEC. The questions are a mixture of different types and cover the information in section B only. The resource is produced in word so you can cut out the sections you want to use or move them to power points etc.
Animal Care Unit One Revision Pack
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Animal Care Unit One Revision Pack

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A wide range of questions to prepare students for the Animal Care level 2 Unit One exam. Multichoice, true-false, closed paragraphs, short and long answer questions as well as a few diagrams. Some scenario questions are also included. Written in word so that it can be adapted to your needs easily, whether adding to powerpoint or making a quick homework or giving to students as a revision pack.
Animal Transportation (Order) Legislation
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Animal Transportation (Order) Legislation

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This is a pair of lockdown friendly (printable) resources to support the teaching and learning of Animal Transport Orders. It is expected to be used as part of the BTEC First in Animal Care, Unit Three Animal Welfare, Section B on welfare legislation. There is a PowerPoint that outlines the regulations that cover animal transport, in a student friendly way. Then there is a page of questions which vary from simple recall of the presentation to long answer, ethical questions. A simple pair of resources to cover the detail of the specification, with a little more detail for more able learners including a list of useful references for later research or coursework writing. Additional information documents from a range of sources are also added for the teacher or more able learner who would like to expand their reading.
Animal Care Unit One Section C revision questions
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Animal Care Unit One Section C revision questions

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This revision resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. It links to section C of Unit 1 Animal Health specification produced by BTEC. The questions are a mixture of different types and cover the information in section C. The resource is produced in word so you can cut out the sections you want to use or move them to power points etc.
Animal Care Unit One Section A Revision Questions
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Animal Care Unit One Section A Revision Questions

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This revision resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. It links to section A of Unit 1 Animal Health specification produced by BTEC. The questions are a mixture of different types and cover the information in section A only. The six-page resource is produced in word so you can cut out the sections you want to use or move them to power points etc.
Monitoring of Faeces and Urine tells the owner about the pets health
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Monitoring of Faeces and Urine tells the owner about the pets health

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These two resources are made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. They cover all the basics in understanding the information that can be gained from visually observing both urine and faeces, with links to useful websites to gain information independently, and also to use the specification to help. They link to lesson 5 and 6 of Unit 1 Animal Health scheme of work produced by BTEC. Topic A1 Monitoring signs of good and ill health.
Animal Care Unit One Scenario Questions for Revision
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Animal Care Unit One Scenario Questions for Revision

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This revision resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. It links to the Unit 1 Animal Health specification produced by BTEC. The questions are all scenario based and cover information from across unit one. The resource is produced in word so you can cut out the questions you want to use, alter the questions as you wish or move them to power points etc. I would use this later in the revision plan as pupils will need to have knowledge across the unit to answer the questions.
Amendments-  the Animal Welfare Act 2018
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Amendments- the Animal Welfare Act 2018

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This huge bank of resources covers all the main sections of the Animal Welfare Act 2018 Amendments. It is expected to be used as part of the BTEC First in Animal Care, Unit Three Animal Welfare, Section B on Welfare Legislation. The Amendments are broken down into 5 learning sections, hiring or horses, selling pets, animal exhibition, breeding dogs & animal boarding establishments. Each section has a PowerPoint with all the major points covered and then a worksheet, with a range of questions in both style and ability so differentiation is easy to provide. Each section is enough work for an hour’s worth of learning. The work is all provided both as PDF and Word documents so you can either use as they are or adapt to your own needs. There is a PowerPoint of all the slides together which could be used for revision or as a research aid. Finally, there is also an assessment which covers all 5 sections and can give a check of understanding before coursework is started.
Activities - Pathogens, transmission, defence, notifiable diseases and zoonotic diseases
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Activities - Pathogens, transmission, defence, notifiable diseases and zoonotic diseases

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These resources are made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. They can be used alongside the free powerpoint to use to introduce the topic of pathogens in animal husbandry and exploring each idea in more detail. with some independent learning. They link to lesson 18 and 19 of Unit 1 Animal Health scheme of work produced by BTEC. Topic Learning aim B: Understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment B.1 Animal diseases and modes of transmission.
Taking Body Readings for Health Information
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Taking Body Readings for Health Information

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These 5 resources are made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. They cover much the basics in understanding the information that can be gained from reading and observing temperature, breathing rate, pulse and body mass with some links to useful websites to gain information independently, and also to use the specification to help. They link to lessons 14 to 16 of Unit 1 Animal Health scheme of work produced by BTEC. Topic A2 Quantitative Checks
Assessing Health in the bearded Dragon
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Assessing Health in the bearded Dragon

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This is a powerpoint presentation on the signs of health and ill health in the bearded dragon. Pupils watch the presentation and then complete a simple question sheet. They may need to have access to the powerpoint again to complete the sheet. This work fits with Unit One A of BTEC first in Animal Care Level Two. Could be used as a teaching or revision resource.
Endoparasites - tapeworm and roundworm - Unit One
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Endoparasites - tapeworm and roundworm - Unit One

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This resource is made for the BTEC First Level 2 in Animal Care. A workbook to use with my free powerpoint to introduce the topic of endoparasites, questions vary in style and cover this section of the specificiation. Topic, Learning aim C: Understand the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common parasites. Topic C.2 Endoparasites, their symptoms, prevention and treatment. Provided as a Word document so it can be easily adapted to other formats or altered to suit your audience needs.
Animal Welfare Laws - Complete  BTEC First Unit 3 Section B Animal Care
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Animal Welfare Laws - Complete BTEC First Unit 3 Section B Animal Care

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A large bundle of resources which covers all the materials needed to teach Animal Welfare Law for BTEC First Animal Care Unit 3 Section B. Legislation including Animal Welfare Act 2006, & Amendments 2018, Dangerous Dogs Act, Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act and Animal Transport Orders. Each resource contains PowerPoints or reference materials and question sheets which check knowledge and understanding. In total there is about 9 hours worth of learning in this bundle plus a 50 minute / 50 mark assessment The teaching, learning and reference materials will prepare students fully for the related coursework element. The materials have been designed so they can be taught as lessons or will work as independent study.