Advanced Diploma in Animal Care and Business – Level 3

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15 Hours
Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care and Business
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Advanced Diploma in Animal Care and Business – Level 3

This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.

Animal and pet lovers everywhere all want the same thing, love, care and attention for their pet in the best possible way. This has opened up an opportunity for animal lovers to get into the profession of animal care and business. More and more people are reluctant to leave their pets at boarding kennels and prefer to hire a carer who has great affection for animals, in general. At the same time it should be someone with extensive training who knows what is required when a pet is in their care. The Advanced Diploma in Animal Care and Business – Level 3 is a comprehensive training that teaches you everything you need to know about running your own animal care business.

The course is insightful and offers advice to individuals who want to pursue opening their own pet care business. Pet owners want their pets to be looked after properly and a carer must have the experience to know exactly what to do in any situation.

The animal care business is a thriving industry and with the right learning you can build a successful business. The Advanced Diploma in Animal Care and Business – Level 3 will cover key topics on the different elements of the animal care and business. It is your foundation to take a step towards becoming the proud owner of your own pet care service.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA /Qualification Wales

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Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care and Business
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the job role of animal carer and what it takes to build a successful business.
  • Learn how to become experienced in this profession even though you may start out as someone who is new to the industry. All you need is a love of animals
  • Learn how to market your business using multiple social media platforms.
  • Build a website to promote your services online.
  • Discover the steps it takes to establish a strong reputation where pet owners will trust you enough to leave their pets in your care.
  • Learn how to use affordable marketing strategies to promote your pet business online and offline.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Course Curriculum : Advanced Diploma in Animal Care and Business – Level 3

Module 1: Introduction to Marketing

1.1 What is marketing?
1.2 Customers’ needs and wants
1.3 Marketing research
1.4 Market research: what to look at and where to find it
1.5 Segmentation
1.6 Positioning

Module 2: The Marketing Mix

2.1. The 4 Ps - Product, Price, Place, Promotion
2.2. Three more Ps - People, Process, Physical environment
2.3. Product development
2.4. pricing strategy
2.5. Credit and payment terms
2.6. Promotion channels

Module 3: Your marketing plan

3.1. Why have a marketing plan?
3.2. Essential components for a marketing plan

Module 4: A Marketing Plan – Sample

4.1. Sample marketing plan

Module 5: Low cost marketing techniques

5.1. Business image
5.2. Increase your visibility in your community
5.5. Referrals
5.4. Build a mailing list
5.5. Business networking

Module 6: Developing your brand

6.1. Brand identity
6.2. Differentiate
6.3. Brand name and logo
6.6. Building your brand personality
6.5. How?
6.6. Believe in your brand and your customers will too

Module 7: Your website

7.1. Why do you need a website?
7.2. Setting up a website
7.3. Creating good content
7.4. The copy
7.5. Search engine optimization, SEO
7.6. Website analytics
7.7 Benefits of blogging

Module 8: Online Marketing

8.1. What is online marketing?
8.2. The power of social media
8.3. Rules of engagement
8.4. Prepare a social media marketing plan
8.5. Manage your online presence
8.6. How to be likeable on social media
8.7. A picture is worth a thousand words

Module 9: Social Media Marketing

9.1. Facebook
9.2. Linkedln
9.3. Google + Business
9.4. Twitter
9.5. Blog
9.6. YouTube
9.7. Pinterest
9.8. Skype
9.9. Email marketing

Module 10: Public relations & advertising

10.1. Look for PR opportunities
10.2. Brainstorming
10.3. Writing an effective press release
10.4. Radio/Press interview
10.5. Generate newsworthy ideas
10.6. Advertising

Module 11: Sales

11.1. Sales campaigns
11.2. Your sales pitch
11.3. Lead generation
11.4. Pay per click advertising (PPC) and selling online

Method of Assessment

This online program will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (it is not required to pay initially when you are registering). this payment can be paid into 3 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-03593

Accredited Body

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals considering changing their career and want to explore new opportunities
  • Individuals who are animal lovers and have long wanted to start their own business
  • Pet carer, pet sitting services
  • Anyone who has a deep interest in animal care and business


  • There are no formal pre-requisites for this course
  • You should have a deep love and care for animals, some knowledge and experience with having your own pets or working as a pet sitter will serve you well

Career path

  • Pet Sitter
  • Pet Groomer
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Care Assistant

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