Franchise Sponsors Animal Studies Student

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Franchise sponsors animal studies student
4th August 2017

By Sandra Pearce

Pet-food franchise Oscar Pet Foods sponsors a student every year from Lancashire-based Myerscough College, which offers degrees in more than 20 subjects including animal studies.

A spokesman for the franchise said: “Training for nutritional advisors has always been comprehensive but keeping abreast of the industry, and unique to Oscar, the programme now includes further education in the form of an Ofqual qualification in Companion Animal Nutrition to ensure a higher level of expertise, and even more credibility to advise clients about pet nutrition.

“Working with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), a course has been specifically written for the franchise network. With recognition throughout the national education system, gaining this certification allows franchisees to use the designated letters CertCan (QCF Level 3) after their name. The syllabus includes diets and feeding regimes as well as the combination of nutrition for health and disease and the effects of nutrition on behaviour.”

 
Samantha Parkes, sponsored by Oscar Pet Foods, has been awarded a Foundation Degree in Animal Studies - Welfare of Animals (Health Care Management) at Myerscough College