Animal Care College Diploma of Kennel and Cattery Management

Course Summary
Course Details
Fees & How to Enrol

This course has been designed to prepare aspiring kennel/cattery owners and managers, through study of best practice animal boarding management techniques.

Over six units, this diploma will cover essential business techniques involved in managing an animal boarding institution, as well as factors such as hygiene and welfare.

We send your first unit upon enrolment, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Level: QLS Level 3 Fees:

£445 £311.50
Pay 9 monthly payments of £51.66 £36.83

Entry Requirements

We classify our courses by level to guide students towards the best course based on their experience. However, we strongly believe open study should be just that. If you’re open to challenging yourself, our tutors will be on hand to help.

Before you begin this course, you may find it helpful to complete our Health, Safety, Legal and Associated Issues course.

Our Support Promise

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course –
to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What You’ll Learn

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


On successful completion of this course you’ll receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3 from Quality Licence Scheme when you complete this course**.

Quality Licence Scheme 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.

You will also receive the Animal Care College Certificate* in Animal Care College Diploma of Kennel and Cattery Management, graded to show the standard you have reached. There are no exams.

* The Animal Care College Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.

** QLS registration fees included.

Study Length

There are no deadlines for this course. Simply study in the comfort of your own home, and in your own time.

Distance learning is designed to be flexible, but as a guide, students who can spend 4-6 hours a week studying tend to complete a single unit within a month.

What's Next

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress your career in the animal care sector, or better understand your own pet.

Once it’s completed, you may wish to further your study. If that’s the case, we’d suggest:

If you are looking to set up your own business then you should consider obtaining insurance cover. Further information is available on request.

You can get in touch with one of our tutors, or contact our support team from 9am - 5pm.

Course fee & how to enrol

There are two ways you can enrol

Pay the total course fee of £445 £311.50 in one sum and receive a £50 voucher towards the cost of your next course


Pay 9 monthly payments of £51.66 £36.83 (£20 administration fee included)