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Setting Up An Animal Business

Guided Learning Hours 20
Start Date Anytime
Enrolment will be valid for 1 year
Study mode Online
Assessment Method Online theory assessment at the end of the unit
Entry Criteria There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 or over
Units 10

Unit 1

Chapter 1: Researching the Market

Learners will explore the value of market research including the difference between Primary and Secondary market research.

Unit 2

Chapter 2: Registering your Business

Learners will consider what to name their business and learn about the necessary steps needed to register their business including registering for VAT.

Unit 3

Chapter 3: Funding a New Business

Learners will look at funding options such as grants, loans and investments.

Unit 4

Chapter 4: Writing a Business Plan

Learners will study what needs to be included in a business plan, taking into account market strategy and conducting a SWOT analysis.

Unit 5

Chapter 5: Marketing your Business

Learners will consider the wide variety of ways that they can effectively market their business to a targeted audience.

Unit 6

Chapter 6: Business Legislation

Learners will become aware of all the relevant legislation pertinent to operating an animal care business.

Unit 7

Chapter 7: Business Insurance

Learners will be introduced to the various insurances that are mandatory or desirable to run a successful business compliant with current legislation.

Unit 8

Chapter 8: Record Keeping

Learners will study the ways in which accurate financial records can be kept including how to calculate expenses.

Unit 9

Chapter 9: Completing a Self-Assessment Tax Return

Learners will discover how to complete a self-assessment tax return, including a look at income tax and national insurance contributions, along with key dates and deadlines.

Unit 10

Chapter 10: Developing your Business

Learners will get an in-depth look at the 8-Step business planning cycle and how to implement it to encourage their business to thrive.

Course Description

The Setting Up An Animal Business course has been developed to meet the needs of learners who are looking to set up a business in the animal care industry. Completion of this course provides excellent preparation for those who are looking to use their animal care skills and become self-employed.

Over the course of 10 chapters packed with useful information, learners will work through the factors involved in researching, marketing and developing their business ideas. The course will take learners through the practical steps needed to register and fund a business. Learners will have the opportunity to write a comprehensive business plan and learn all they need to know about business legislation, insurance and financial record keeping.

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

Setting up an Animal Care Related Business

In the UK alone, over 5 million pets have been brought into our homes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. This increase in pet ownership has led to surges in the popularity and demand for pet care and pet health services.

Setting up your own business in the animal care sector can be very rewarding and can provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Work doing something that you’re passionate about
  • Choose your own hours and work around other commitments, such as children
  • nHave control over your income

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

This course will give you all the information you need to set up your very own pet care business!

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