Why Study with COAPE?
1. Course Tutors
Our courses are written by internationally recognised practical, academic and practising authorities and tutored by qualified, practicing behaviourists. View the credentials of our Course Authors and Course Tutors.
Accountability through independent regulation
COAPE’s courses are designed to provide affirmation for students at all levels that their hard work will be fully accredited and valued. Please see individual courses for more information.
COAPE produces a suite of unique qualifications for people working in the field of animal behaviour to ensure an up to date skill-set and approach as well as the best learning experience for the course participants.
3. Online marking and student liaison facilities
COAPE is an environmentally responsible organisation and we are determined to reduce the amount of paper waste we are generating. All our course notes and certificates are delivered electronically via the internet, and all of our courses can be fully completed online. We supply you with a specially designed template to assist you in writing your coursework using your own computer and preferred word processing software. There are great benefits to running our planet-friendly courses this way, including:
Speed, reliability and efficiency: At the simple click of a button you receive your course notes and assignments. Complete your assignment and submit it for marking via email on the due date, it will then be marked by a qualified marker and returned to you. Assignments are randomly selected for Moderation to ensure marking consistency so your assignment may also be moderated by our internal Moderator before being returned to you. No chance of valuable assignments being delayed or lost in the post.
Liaison with COAPE and your tutor: Internet course management means that you have easy and reliable access to COAPE tutors, wherever they are in the world. These highly trained tutors are there to support the student through every module of their chosen course and to offer guidance on any subject the student is struggling with. While our tutors are dedicated to the success of the students, we also pride ourselves on producing qualified trainers and behaviourists, so students are taught how to work through problems with the tutor’s guidance (without being given the answers), resulting in a better understanding of the subject matter.
Up-to-date course notes and other materials: All our courses are under constant review and we update and refine our course material as new information becomes available, which would be impossible with printed course notes.
4. Online Student Resources
In addition, all students have access to a dedicated protected online student Facebook group where they can discuss the course, behaviour matters and help each other with their studies.
COAPE hosts these closed Facebook groups for C01, C02, CO3 and the Diplomas respectively where students can discuss topics related to their course, offer each other encouragement and arrange study groups. The COAPE team also updates these groups with informative tips and links on a regular basis.
5. CPD Opportunities
We are constantly developing new theoretical and practical courses both for hands-on pet care professionals and pet owners alike and are committed to providing Continuing Professional Development opportunities for our Diplomats and other COAPE course graduates.
6. Animal Welfare Awareness
COAPE keeps constantly abreast of current thinking in animal welfare and changes in the animal protection law, how this affects pets, their owners, and those involved professionally with companion animals.
At COAPE we encourage our students to volunteer in animal welfare (where possible) while completing their assignments, as a way of giving back to the animal community.