Pet sitting Diploma

Pet sitting Diploma

Elearn College


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£19 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 31 October 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 months
Access to content
5 years
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Have you ever considered a career working with animals but not sure how?

Take the Pet sitting diploma and start your own business or work for someone part or full time in this wonderful profession looking after animals and dog walking.

Pet Sitters perform a wide range of functions for pet owners who may be on holiday or at work and need someone to look after their pets. Job duties include visiting the client’s home and feeding and walking pets during scheduled times. Pet sitters often complete a daily log of feeding times, animal behavior and any other noteworthy happenings, such as failure to eat. In addition, pet sitters may be asked to stay overnight, or, as needed, to provide companionship and comfort for the pet. Depending on client needs and pet sitter experience, pet sitters may also provide additional services, such as bathing and grooming.

On average Pet sitters/Dog, Walkers earn between £16-22K per annum once up and running – You will charge hourly between £7-15 however there are many factors contributing to the profit levels of a pet sitting business. Geographical location can have a major influence on profitability. For example, pet sitters who live in metropolitan areas may have a greater income potential than those in rural areas, simply because there are more potential clients.

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During your online studies, you enjoy the convenience of online support and the ability to study using any device with online modules you can access at any time from anywhere. You get to study at your own pace with no schedules, so you can still work full time while preparing to start your own business on the side and in the future.

Anyone who loves animals and wants to start their own successful pet sitting business will benefit from this information-packed course. The course will teach you everything you need to know about caring for pets, including the legalities and insurances needed. Provide your clients with complete peace of mind when using your services with this industry-recognized certification.

As this is a growing sector, there are plenty of opportunities for those passionate about animal care to set up or run their own pet sitting business. To be successful, pet sitting companies must provide high-quality animal care and excellent service to clients who need reassurance that their pets will be well cared for in their absence. Usually, pet sitters offer to care for cats, small animals and reptiles in their client's own home as this ensure minimum disruption for the animals and involves twice a day visits by the pet sitter to ensure the animals are given attention, fed and receive medication as necessary.

In most cases, pet sitters will board dogs in their own homes whilst the owner is away and this ensures that the dog receives home-from-home individual care rather than having to stay in a boarding kennel (which can be highly stressful for dogs). The Elearn College Diploma Course is ideal training for someone just wanting to home board dogs as a career. This course focusses just on dog care and doesn't include other pet sitting elements.

Who is this course for?

This Course is Suitable for Anyone having an interest in Pet Sitting.


There are no entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enroll at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.

Career path

  • Anyone who wants to start a career in the animal industry.
  • Pet Sitter

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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