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  • ACS Affiliate Wins Award
  • ACS Permaculture Tutor Lauches New Business
  • NEW Certificate in Animal Care Services
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ACS Affiliate Wins Award

One of our long standing Affiliates, Vahini Panda ( has won an International Women's Day Leadership Award: The International Women's Day Women at Work Award.

The International Women's Day leadership awards are for women in business or leaders in organisations who have achieved success through leadership skills and an ability to demonstrate compassion, ethics and passion enough to make a difference. To be considered, a business person is nominated by a business colleague or associate, and they are then chosen based on selection criteria and resumes. A shortlist is then created, finalists are interviewed, and winners are then chosen. There are 5 categories of awards.

We would like to congratulate to Vahini.

If you would like to find out more about Vahini and her school, please visit her website:


Vahini Panda - Winner of The International Women's Day Women at Work Award.

ACS Permaculture Tutor Lauches New Business

We are proud to announce that ACS permaculture tutor Martin Powdrill and his partner Kim Bernard, who is a professional personal/life coach and public health specialist, have just launched a coaching initiative with a difference.

Sea-Change Living offers people a holiday with a difference: a slow break/holiday with purpose, the chance to step off the treadmill, the opportunity to transform their thinking skills and rediscover the resources they need to start living the life they imagined.

Martin and Kim have created this special place to provide the opportunity for the discovery of a person's special gift or passion, and what's important to them in life.

The driving force behind this initiative is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be true to themselves, lead the life they desire, flourish, and be happy.

Kim's coaching is bespoke and includes NLP, hypnosis and a 'Coaching With Nature' programme. Sea-Change Coaching, available in person, by Skype, or by phone, provides the catalyst and 'out of the box' thinking space to enable you to literally transform your life.

To find out more, please visit their website:

New Certificate in Animal Care Services

ACS has just released a brand new certificate: Certificate in Animal Care Services

Do you love animals and want to care for them in your home as a home based business?

Home study is made easy with our easy to follow study modules and tutor support every step of the way!

You can learn all the skills and information needed to effectively care for all kinds of animals, including caring for their nutritional and health needs and their safety and general wellbeing whilst under your care or supervision.

Maybe you already work in this field and would like to gain a qualification! Or maybe you have always wanted to care for animals and run your own business. Whatever your background, you can get started here today!

With close guidance from our qualified and experienced tutors, learn how to set up the business itself, know the legal side of things; e.g. learn what you are permitted to do in terms of local laws, know how best to set up the physical space and resources you will need, learn how to advertise and market your service... and most importantly, you will learn all you need to know so you can properly look after the animals in your care.

This certificate is comprised of six 100 hour modules:
Core modules:
1. Pet Care
2. Animal Health Care
3. Animal Behaviour

Three electives are then chosen from the following list:
Dog Psychology and Training
Natural health care for animals
Animal breeding
Starting a small business
Diagnosing Animal Disease
Dog Care
Cat Psychology and Training
Aquarium Management
Advertising and Promotions `
Internet Marketing
Business Studies

To find out more about this great new course, and to enrol, please click here.

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