Pet Shop Course

Petshop management course
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Pet Shop Management

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Pet Shop Management

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Pet Shop Course

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     Course Price: £449

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£230 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)



Continued Professional Development

      This course counts for 60 hours CPD

Pet Shop Management Diploma Level 3

  • The Pet Shop Course is of relevance to pet shop owners, managers and staff.
  • Most councils and 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.
  • Learn about current animal welfare laws and how these relate to companion animals. 
  • Learn how to provide a mentally and physically stimulating environment for the animals in your care, and how to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Learn how to carry out basic animal health checks.

Continued Professional Development

      This course counts for 60 hours CPD

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Module 1

Pets: What is a companion animal?

Module 1 of the Pet Shop Course examines the subject of Animal Ethics; gain an understanding of historic and current attitudes towards animals.


Module 2

Animal Nutrition and Grooming

Learn about common nutritional disorders and how foods must meet the needs of companion animals.

Learn about companion animal grooming needs including; bathing, brushing and caring for teeth, nails, face, rear and eyes.


Module 3

Health & Hygiene

The prevention of illness, infections and disease is very important in any animal environment and this module explores how to achieve this in a pet shop environment.

Learn how to carry out routine health checks that will enable you to recognise and respond to the signs of disease and illness.

Learn about companion animal diseases (virus, bacteria, fungal, parasites, hereditary, as well as those caused by environmental factors).


Module 4

Environmental Enrichment

Gain an understanding of the natural habitat, instincts and behaviours of companion animals. 

Learn how to enhance emotional and physical health by ensuring daily enrichment, exercise and suitable animal accommodation.


Module 5

Animal Welfare Legislation

Learn about animal welfare laws relevant to companion animals.

This module includes information on the minimum legal requirements for keeping animals.


Module 6

Advising Customers

Pet shops frequently give advice to their customers. This module contains information about how to choose a pet, microchipping, neutering, dealing with parasites, when to vaccinate, grooming services, food, bedding and exercise.

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£449

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 £230 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

As there are too many animals and not enough good homes, many people disagree with pet shops selling companion animals; even if a pet shop is able to responsibly re-home animals, the additional numbers of animals simply add to the ever growing problem of there not being enough homes and ultimately this means more animals end up in animal charities or being destroyed for lack of a home. However, many pet shops don't sell animals and instead they stock animal supplies such as bedding, food, bowls, leads, collars, toys, grooming products, animal accommodation, flea and worm treatments, etc. 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.


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