Animal Care

You will spend your time working in our specialist units, with areas such as a fully equipped grooming parlour providing you with fantastic hands on practical experience. See our courses in Animal Management, Dog Agility, Puppy Training and Horse Care.

Qualifications for your future

There is arguably no more rewarding career than working with and caring for animals. However to start a career in the industry it is important you have the essential qualifications and practical experience required to care for animals correctly. Our Animal Care courses run from the Animal Care Centre at Common Leys Farm, will provide you with just that.

Hands on practical experience

From practical animal care husbandry, introductions into animal science, behaviour and health, to looking after the large range of animals we have on site, from small animals and exotics, to large animals such as sheep, cattle, alpacas and goats, your preparation for the world of working with animals is our top priority. You will spend your time working in our specialist indoor and outdoor purpose built units, with areas such as a fully equipped grooming parlour providing you with fantastic hands on practical experience designed to help you kick start a great career in Animal Care after your course.

Level 1 is the initial step towards developing the knowledge and skills required to work in the animal industry, covering the basic aspects of animal care with a mixture of practical and theoretical classes.

Level 2 lets you explore areas such as animal health and welfare, accommodation, feeding and many more whilst getting practical with great work based experience, essential for work in the animal industry or to take forward into Level 3 training.

Level 3 Dream of higher education, or a great management career in the animal sector? Level 3 will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to help you succeed. You will explore scientific aspects of animal care as well as routine husbandry, care and business management and undertake great work placements that will test and develop your management skills.

Why stop there?

Take your next step into a great future with a Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the College in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

Courses in Animal Care