3rd July 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods is the only pet food franchise that provides a unique Ofqual qualification in Companion Animal Nutrition. By including this valuable business development in its comprehensive training programme, OSCAR ensures that franchisees have a higher level of expertise and even more credibility when advising clients about pet nutrition.
Working with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE), a course has been specifically written for the OSCAR 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 course is spread over nine months, with students committing to only four hours of study a week. The project includes diets and feeding regimes as well as the combination of nutrition for health and disease and the effects of nutrition on behaviour.
Awareness of the complexities of pet nutrition opens many other avenues of opportunity for franchisees to ensure greater customer satisfaction, but also the chance to reach a wider audience, adding value to their thriving pet food home delivery businesses.
When running your own business, the price of furthering your knowledge can be costly, but with OSCAR Pet Foods' commitment to training and education you can join a franchise that provides professional knowledge to help cement long-lasting brand loyalty and a more profitable business.
*Level 3 Certificate in Companion Animal Nutrition QCF
Lesley Lavin – Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
"Having not studied for many years I would have found any educational project a challenge but once I got started on the COAPE course I really enjoyed it.
I have been reassured that my advice from the past has been correct but now, with improved confidence, my nutritional knowledge allows me to discuss issues in more detail. All my notes and books from the course have become a great resource of specific facts and figures to support and guide my customers."
Jayne McGarry – Bolton, Lancashire
"Recently undertaking the COAPE Certificate in Companion Animal Nutrition has given me, on a personal level, a greater understanding of the theory behind pet food nutrition. How to ensure food is proportioned was explained, including why particular minerals and vitamins are present and why the balance between protein and carbohydrates is essential.
I now have a unique advantage over others in the same industry as this qualification has provided me with greater confidence when advising customers on the correct food to suit their pets' needs and lifestyles."
Shaun Brigden – Burgess Hill, West Sussex
"Coming from a practical background, the COAPE course and exam challenged me personally. However, I am so pleased to have followed it through, and to pass is an achievement in itself.
I now have so much more confidence in explaining the facts of nutrition and also the ability to question others when their opinion differs. My notes from the course are proving to be extremely useful as I am able to refer back should I need to."
26th February 2018
Neil and Lorraine Stapleton launched their OSCAR Pet Foods franchise business twenty years ago.
2nd January 2018
OSCAR Pet Foods is thrilled to be recognised as one of the top 30 UK franchise companies.
20th December 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods has brilliant news as it launches into a year of exciting marketing opportunities.
5th December 2017
2017 turned out to be quite a year for OSCAR Pet Foods as they continued their successful expansion across the UK.
23rd October 2017
National Cat Day is designed to raise awareness of the number of cats that are rescued each year and to encourage cat lovers to celebrate their beloved pets.
15th September 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods is pleased to announce the launch of its new customer referral scheme.
12th September 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods delivers the complete pet care service direct-to-the-door in order to make shopping for pet food convenient and easy.
24th August 2017
David and Dawn Jarvis celebrate 21 years of running a very successful OSCAR franchise business.
10th August 2017
Congratulations to Samantha Parkes for winning the OSCAR Pet Foods sponsored prize for the Top Nutritional Portfolio.
3rd August 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods has introduced a complete wet food range for cats.
29th June 2017
OSCAR Pet Foods, in Association with Pet Idol, is giving the opportunity to win Pet Idol 2017 along with a year's supply of food.
8th June 2017
The OSCAR comprehensive training ensures that franchisees are never alone, and by keeping abreast of the industry there is always something else to learn.
28th April 2017
The OSCAR network of local Nutritional Advisors values happy customers who appreciate the service and they are thankful for recommendations.
17th March 2017
The National Pet Month message adds value to the OSCAR Pet Foods message of responsible pet ownership.
I had the desire to work for myself but wanted the reassurance of not going totally alone. I liked the OSCAR approach – taking every opportunity to speak with other franchisees before making my final decision.Kim Stanier - OSCAR Pet Foods - Birmingham
From building society management to managing my own business - my future was secured by the OSCAR brand, the OSCAR support and their friendliness.Tracey Marsh - OSCAR Pet Foods - Lewes
With over sixteen years experience in the franchise industry, at management level, I know that OSCAR offers the benefits of a tried and tested system. To find a franchisor with a high quality product and level of service was an added bonus.Hugh Allam - OSCAR Pet Foods - Woking
OSCAR franchisees are provided with 8 days comprehensive in-house training on all aspects of the OSCAR business system
All OSCAR franchisees receive automatic registration to 'Outbound' telemarketing campaign covering your area
PR launch with full support including a competition with a local publication