Introduction to starting a business in the Animal Industry

Course code: EPCU000P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


1st Apr 2023 - 1st Apr 2023

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

01235 555 585

Starting your own business or changing a career path can be a daunting experience and often a bit of a maze to navigate. This is an introductory course to help anyone specifically wanting to start their own business within many areas of the animal industry, to provide guidance, very useful tips, and some strategic planning to help develop the business. Businesses such as animal grooming, animal training, dog walkers and pet sitting services would potentially benefit from this course. It will look at all the basics of building up that all important client base, ways to maximise marketing options, along with ways to professionally develop the most important person for the business …. YOU!

The course will cover the following areas - • Utilising social media without the high costs • Legislation awareness • Customer service and Marketing • Building a sustainable client base • Making professional connections • Basic Finance Management • Own personal development strategies
*More content could be included or removed dependent on the modern demand of the animal industry

Setting up your own busness or specialist further training in a particular subject of interest.
No specific entry criteria.
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £120.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £120.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

A College certificate in "Introduction to starting a business in the Animal Industry
Learning will be via face to face delivery in the classroom at the Comon Leys Farm Campus. There are no formal assessment methods.
Learners will develop a range of employability skills to equip them in setting up or developing their own animal related business.