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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%
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Setting Up An Animal Business

  • Learn how to set up your own business in the animal care and health sector
  • Work doing something that you’re passionate about
  • Choose your own hours and work around other commitments, such as children
  • Start and study at any time

About your Course

The Setting Up An Animal Business course has been designed to meet the needs of those who would like to set up a business in the animal care industry. Completing this course will provide you with a firm knowledge base from which to progress into using your animal care skills to become self-employed.

If you would like to find out how to make working for yourself, delivering high-quality pet care and health services, a reality, then this course is suitable for you.

This course covers everything you need to know about researching, marketing and developing your business ideas. The course takes you through the practical steps needed to register and fund your business. You will have the opportunity to write a tailored business plan and learn all you need to know about business legislation, insurance and financial record keeping.

By the end of the course, you will feel equipped and confident to take the next steps in starting your own animal care business.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away! 

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course and qualification provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Chapter 1: Researching the Market

  • Explore the value of market research
  • Learn the difference between Primary and Secondary market research

Chapter 2: Registering your Business

  • Consider what to name your business
  • Learn about the necessary steps needed to register your business
  • Learn how to register for VAT

Chapter 3: Funding a New Business

  • Examine funding options such as grants, loans and investments

Chapter 4: Writing a Business Plan

  • Know what needs to be included in a business plan
  • Learn about market strategy
  • Learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis

Chapter 5: Marketing your Business

  • Know how to effectively market your business to a targeted audience

Chapter 6: Business Legislation

  • Know the relevant legislation pertinent to operating an animal care business

Chapter 7: Business Insurance

  • Know the insurances that are mandatory to run a successful business compliant with current legislation

Chapter 8: Record Keeping

  • Learn the ways in which accurate financial records can be kept
  • Learn how to calculate expenses

Chapter 9: Completing a Self-Assessment Tax Return

  • Learn how to complete a self-assessment tax return
  • Learn about income tax
  • Learn about national insurance contributions
  • Know key tax dates and deadlines

Chapter 10: Developing your Business

  • Learn about the 8-Step business planning cycle and how to implement it to encourage your business to thrive

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of the unit.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignment. 

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing the assignment.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Setting Up An Animal Business.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Pet care services are a booming industry as owners seek to provide good quality care for their pets. This Setting Up An Animal Business course will give you all the information you need to set up your very own pet care business.

This course is suitable for those who are considering starting up an animal care business in areas such as:

  • Animal Grooming
  • Pet Retail
  • Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
  • Kennels and Catteries
  • Pet Photography
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Canine Massage
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Hydrotherapy

On completion of this qualification, you may choose to set up your own animal care business, or alternatively, you may choose to progress on to further related study.

Frequently Asked Questions

The UK pet industry is booming, with Britons spending over £18 billion a year on their furry (and feathery) friends! Pet food and vet services are top earners, but there's room for success in all sorts of pet-related businesses, from grooming to luxury accessories.
The best animal business to start will depend on your needs and interests. Consider what you love - dog walking, pet sitting, or even pet daycare is always in demand, with a growing market for pet taxis and specialist services like training or grooming. Research local needs and your skills to find the perfect opportunity for you.
Absolutely! The UK pet industry is flourishing, and passionate animal lovers can turn that love into a successful business. Imagine working with adorable companions every day, building a loyal client base, and being your own boss. It's a chance to combine your passion for animals with the freedom and rewards of entrepreneurship.
While traditional businesses require some startup capital, the UK offers many opportunities for low-cost pet ventures. You can leverage your skills with services like dog walking or pet sitting that require minimal investment, utilise online platforms for marketing and build a reputation through excellent service, and even consider pet-related crafts or baked treats made at home to sell online or at local markets. This online Setting Up An Animal Business course also has a unit dedicated to funding a new business, where you’ll examine funding options such as grants, loans and investments.
Yes, you can learn how to start an animal business through our online course. There are also no set classes or timetables, so you can easily complete it in your free time.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

Setting Up An Animal Business

  • Learn how to set up your own business in the animal care and health sector
  • Work doing something that you’re passionate about
  • Choose your own hours and work around other commitments, such as children
  • Start and study at any time

About your Course

The Setting Up An Animal Business course has been designed to meet the needs of those who would like to set up a business in the animal care industry. Completing this course will provide you with a firm knowledge base from which to progress into using your animal care skills to become self-employed.

If you would like to find out how to make working for yourself, delivering high-quality pet care and health services, a reality, then this course is suitable for you.

This course covers everything you need to know about researching, marketing and developing your business ideas. The course takes you through the practical steps needed to register and fund your business. You will have the opportunity to write a tailored business plan and learn all you need to know about business legislation, insurance and financial record keeping.

By the end of the course, you will feel equipped and confident to take the next steps in starting your own animal care business.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start right away! 

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course and qualification provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Chapter 1: Researching the Market

  • Explore the value of market research
  • Learn the difference between Primary and Secondary market research

Chapter 2: Registering your Business

  • Consider what to name your business
  • Learn about the necessary steps needed to register your business
  • Learn how to register for VAT

Chapter 3: Funding a New Business

  • Examine funding options such as grants, loans and investments

Chapter 4: Writing a Business Plan

  • Know what needs to be included in a business plan
  • Learn about market strategy
  • Learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis

Chapter 5: Marketing your Business

  • Know how to effectively market your business to a targeted audience

Chapter 6: Business Legislation

  • Know the relevant legislation pertinent to operating an animal care business

Chapter 7: Business Insurance

  • Know the insurances that are mandatory to run a successful business compliant with current legislation

Chapter 8: Record Keeping

  • Learn the ways in which accurate financial records can be kept
  • Learn how to calculate expenses

Chapter 9: Completing a Self-Assessment Tax Return

  • Learn how to complete a self-assessment tax return
  • Learn about income tax
  • Learn about national insurance contributions
  • Know key tax dates and deadlines

Chapter 10: Developing your Business

  • Learn about the 8-Step business planning cycle and how to implement it to encourage your business to thrive

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over.

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of the unit.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignment. 

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing the assignment.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Setting Up An Animal Business.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Pet care services are a booming industry as owners seek to provide good quality care for their pets. This Setting Up An Animal Business course will give you all the information you need to set up your very own pet care business.

This course is suitable for those who are considering starting up an animal care business in areas such as:

  • Animal Grooming
  • Pet Retail
  • Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
  • Kennels and Catteries
  • Pet Photography
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Canine Massage
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Hydrotherapy

On completion of this qualification, you may choose to set up your own animal care business, or alternatively, you may choose to progress on to further related study.

Frequently Asked Questions

The UK pet industry is booming, with Britons spending over £18 billion a year on their furry (and feathery) friends! Pet food and vet services are top earners, but there's room for success in all sorts of pet-related businesses, from grooming to luxury accessories.
The best animal business to start will depend on your needs and interests. Consider what you love - dog walking, pet sitting, or even pet daycare is always in demand, with a growing market for pet taxis and specialist services like training or grooming. Research local needs and your skills to find the perfect opportunity for you.
Absolutely! The UK pet industry is flourishing, and passionate animal lovers can turn that love into a successful business. Imagine working with adorable companions every day, building a loyal client base, and being your own boss. It's a chance to combine your passion for animals with the freedom and rewards of entrepreneurship.
While traditional businesses require some startup capital, the UK offers many opportunities for low-cost pet ventures. You can leverage your skills with services like dog walking or pet sitting that require minimal investment, utilise online platforms for marketing and build a reputation through excellent service, and even consider pet-related crafts or baked treats made at home to sell online or at local markets. This online Setting Up An Animal Business course also has a unit dedicated to funding a new business, where you’ll examine funding options such as grants, loans and investments.
Yes, you can learn how to start an animal business through our online course. There are also no set classes or timetables, so you can easily complete it in your free time.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
100% online
learning
10 units
20 guided
learning hours

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