pet shop course

Petshop management course

 Pet Shop Studies Diploma Level 3

Course Fees:  £499

Diploma in Pet Shop Management 

Unit Summary

Unit 1

Animals as Pets

This unit contains information about the many types of animals kept as companion animals in the UK and the classification systems.  Students will learn about the differences between classes of animals.

The unit also contains information about the differences between Animal Welfare, Animal Rights and  Animal Ethics.

Unit 2

Companion Animal Nutrition

This unit contains information about the different nutrient groups & their components. Students will learn about the function of each nutrient type. 

Unit 3

Animal Disease, Health and Hygiene

Learn  about companion animal wellbeing, health and hygiene. Learn about common diseases and parasites and their treatments. The unit also explores how to  prevent the spread and transmission of disease and infection.

Students will learn  how to recognise and understand the signs of ill health and disease across several companion animal species. 

This unit also explores how to  carry out vital health checks on companion animals.

Unit 4

Environmental  Enrichment

Learn how to provide adequate exercise & environmental enrichment  for animals in your care. Explore the range of accommodation available for small mammals & birds animals and learn how to ensure the most appropriate accommodation styles animals in your care.

Unit 5

Reptile Keeping

This unit explores the nutritional requirements & health disorders specific to reptiles. Students will also learn about environmental enrichment for reptiles through the provision of adequate accommodation. 

Unit 6

Advising Customers

This unit explores the importance of the individual needs of each animal in your care and the communication of that information to members of the public.

This Pet Shop Management course consists of 6 units set at Level 3. The course is  relevant for  managers, owners and staff of pet stores. The pet shop course explores what a companion animal is, nutrition and grooming, health and hygiene, environmental enrichment, legislation and advising customers.  

Working in a pet shop can be a great opportunity to educate people about what animals really need and what to consider before obtaining a pet. Having detailed knowledge about animal care requirements and products is important for working in a pet shop.

This pet shop course comprises of 6 modules covering a comprehensive range of topics including:

Biological details and identification of pet animal species

Classes of animals, their wellbeing and health checks, health and hygiene routines, nutritional requirements and preventative treatments

Common diseases and parasites and their treatments

Legislation that relates to pet store management

  • The pet shop course is of relevance to pet shop owners, managers and staff.
  • Most employers will want evidence that pet store managers have the knowledge to run and manage a pet shop business.
  • Pet Shop Managers may have the responsibility of caring for a range of small animals. They are legally required to provide a safe, clean and stimulating environment to ensure that animals are adequately cared for.
  • The course includes information about giving advice to customers, as well as animal nutrition, basic grooming and health & hygiene.

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