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Introduction to Starting a Business in the Animal Industry - Workshop

Course code: EPCV002P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 16:00

Days of week:


Course date:

19th Apr 2025 - 19th Apr 2025

Course location:

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


01235 555 585

Starting your own business or changing career path can be a daunting experience and often a bit of a maze to navigate. If you are passionate about the animal industry but need a bit of help to get your business off the ground, this short course could be for you.
This introductory course can help anyone wanting to start their own business within many areas of the animal industry. Businesses such as animal grooming, animal training, dog walkers, and pet sitting services would potentially benefit from this course.

The course provides guidance, useful tips, and some strategic planning guidance to help develop a business. It will look at all the basics, from looking at building that all important client base, to ways to maximise your marketing option, and how to professionally develop the most important person in the business, you!

Course units
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

What next?
Launching your own business.
Entry criteria
Fee information

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.

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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £86.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £86.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £43.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £43.00

Qualifications received
A College Certificate of attendance