About the course
Accredited by LASER (known formally as the Open College Network South East Region)
(33 Credits at Level 3)
This course has been designed for persons wishing to own or manage a Boarding Kennels/Cattery. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework of material which can be used to make an extensive study of kennel management methods by the participants and so to set high standards within the world of animal care. The areas of work are laid down in the work books that accompany the course. The format of the course is similar to that of post graduate tuition at University.
Unit 1 - Profit and Loss, the financial implications involved in running a kennel
Unit 2 - Planning and design, systems buildings versus permanent structures, planning permissions, the Animal Welfare Act
Unit 3 - Health and Welfare, Environmental issues, Model Licence Conditions, Working practices.
Unit 4 - Employing, managing and training staff, running accounts and book keeping
Unit 5 - Working routines and procedures, Health and Safety, COSHH regulations, Health and Hygiene.
Unit 6 - Advertising, Public Relations, associated profitable enterprises.