APBC CCAB Cat Case Study Day

Event Date: 
The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5TH
Event Type: 
APBC Members only

The CCAB Cat Case Study Day will be run by Claire Hargrave (erwwastad [at] aol [dot] com (subject: APBC%20CCAB%20Cat%20Case%20Study) ).

Note there are a limited number of places so you are advised to book early.

Observation and analysis of cat cases. Supervised experience is an integral part of the process of achieving Certification as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist by the Association for the Study for Animal Behaviour. For more information on CCAB supervised experience requirements, please see the ASAB website, the APBC website, or contact Julie Bedford (jbedford61 [at] btinternet [dot] com (subject: CCAB%20Supervised%20experience%20requirements) ) if you have any further questions.

Students will watch two films of two cat case studies and discuss. If you are working through the CCAB accreditation scheme, you will then complete the necessary ASAB assessment forms, which will be marked and returned to add to your ASAB accreditation portfolios.

Please bring note-paper, a pen to take notes and two CCAB Level 1 forms (download below). Documentary evidence of competent handling and training in cats is also required, so please bring this evidence and this blank handling form (download below), or a completed version of this form.

Also note that throughout their training, CCAB candidates will be required to complete a confidential logbook (download below) of all cases seen. Note that before completing Level 1 supervision, you will be required to acquire the academic knowledge necessary through a validated course, or submitting the pre-certification form (download below) to the accreditation committee.

Note that even if you are planning on acquiring a CCAB in dogs, you need to see at levels 1 and 2 at least one cat house soiling case to meet the requirement for certification. See also this appendix (download below) for the range of behaviour problems to be supervised in.

Please also bring your own lunch, or depending on how time is going you can grab a quick lunch in the award-winning vegan café upstairs, or in the snack shop next door (if it’s open!).

Fees and conditions

This Study Day is open to just 18 people, at a cost of £50 per person. If you find this case study day fully booked, please contact Zoe Demery (zoe [at] secondnature [dot] bio (subject: APBC%20CCAB%20Cat%20Case%20Study%20Day) ) to register your interest for another case study day.


Please note that other than assistance dogs, the venue does not permit dogs on the site. The meeting room has wheelchair access, but unfortunately the upstairs café does not.

Please note that no refunds for cancellations can be given after 13 February 2016. Cancellations prior to 13 February 2016 are subject to an £8 cancellation fee. The organisers reserve the right to replace speakers in necessary.


The venue is within walking distance of Birmingham New Street Railway Station (and Moor Street and Snow Hill Stations), as well as the central Birmingham bus station in Digbeth. There is also plenty of parking outside, particularly on Shaw’s Passage, or in the car park under the nearby railway bridge (but bring lots of change!). The web site and contact details for the venue can be found here: http://www.thewarehouse.coop

Directions from New Street Railway Station to the Warehouse (4 min walk): As you come out of the ticket barrier, turn towards the Stephenson Street exit. Go through the glass doors, turn right and then follow the line of the building to go through a pedestrian walkway that takes you past cycle parking, then a Green (planted) Wall. Carry on until you come to a junction with a road (Smallbrook Queensway). Cross over this road to the pavement and turn left, going under the Pavilions/Bull Ring Centre tunnel to Moor Street station. At the end of the tunnel you will come out at a junction with dual carriageway, Moor St, opposite Moor Street Station. Cross over the dual carriage road (pedestrian lights) towards Moor Street Station entrance. Go down the hill on the pavement alongside the station, with bubble-wrap (Selfridges) building on your right. Turn left at the T-junction, under the railway bridge (Park Street), and then immediately right into Shaw’s Passage after the bridge. The Warehouse on the left at the bottom. The door to reception is round the corner on Allison Street and the meeting room is on the ground floor.

CCAB Level One Form.doc44 KB
Handling Form.doc54 KB
Logbook.doc33 KB
Precertification Application Form.doc53.5 KB