Quality of our Courses

Courses written by experts

All the programmes of study have been designed by PET Courses to meet specific learners and/or employers requirements, matching the requirements of entry level through to higher levels of learning.

Quality assurance

Most of the courses offered are accredited by an independent verifier to ensure that they meet a high standard and fulfil teaching and learning criteria.  This means that PET Courses have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet defined quality criteria.

Although the completion of a non-regulated course does not lead to a regulated qualification it may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained when applying for jobs within the animal industry or setting up in business.

A review of courses is carried out as part of the internal quality assurance process.

Relevant to employers and local councils

To ensure that the training is relevant to employers, relevant courses are developed in consultation with organisations across the animal care sector.

Where relevant, PET Courses include learning that matches the National Occupational Standards for the animal care industry.

These courses meet the requirement for continue professional development (CPD) purposes. 

At the end of all courses successful learners will receive a certificate with both PET and the external validating accreditation mark.

Animal Activities Licensing (AAL)

The new Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) requires that continuing professional development (CPD) is regularly undertaken and these courses, although not qualifications, would be a suitable form of study for that purpose.

Gaining extra stars for AAL purposes

‘After doing the accredited Canine First Aid course, I was immediately awarded a higher star rating for my Animal Activities License (AAL). Thanks Pet Education and Training’.

Ruth, Leeds (home boarder and doggy-day carer)

What is CPD?

For certain canine professionals CPD is required to track and formalise on-going study.

For home boarders, doggy day-carers and kennel owners it is likely to be a requirement for obtaining or maintaining an Animal Activities license (AAL). 

Studying accredited and approved courses gives the learner peace of mind that the programme of study meets a high standard and has been externally validated.

If you wish to learn more about CPD, click here for more information.

Student achievement rate

Caroline will assist achievement, whether for assessments, understanding particular topics or general support and encouragement. Due to the expert support given to students PET Courses have an extremely high course completion rate.

Upon successful completion, you will receive your certificate by email. This will not only enhance your portfolio and career and job prospects within the animal care industry, but also provide you with the knowledge to make a really positive contribution in your chosen career path working with animals.

Qualified and experienced tutor

The courses on offer are unique in that they have been developed and designed by Caroline who has on-going and current real-life working experience within the profession.  

Many other online “colleges” out-source their courses to be written by independent contributors who have very little real-life work experience. Tutors assigned may not have written the course and this can affect interpretation of the course content. So knowing who has written your course and who will be marking it should give you peace of mind that you will gain valuable knowledge and support.