Animal Care Courses 

Animal Care Courses Available Now:

The Animal Care and Welfare Courses are all designed to as relevant training for working with a variety of companion animals. The courses that we offer are set at Levels 1 - 4. Level 1 is Pre GCSE, Level 3 is the entry Level we suggest for most students (this is an open entry course and we don't require students to have any prior qualifications to enrol), Level 4 is A Level standard.



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ASDAN Animal Care Short Course

This course is for Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate). The focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. The course is designed to help you develop and demonstrate an understanding of Animal Care issues and is an excellent introduction into this subject.

Course Price: £99


Animal Care Level 1

This Level 1 course provides a 4 module introduction to general animal care. The course is aimed at pre-GCSE Level students and is suitable as a taster course for those deciding on a future working with animals.

Course Price: £199


Animal Care and Welfare Level 2

Animal Care and Welfare Level 2

The Animal Care course explores the care and husbandry of a variety of companion animals. This course includes a practical placement working with companion animals.

Course Price:  £699


Animal Care and Welfare Management

Animal Care and Welfare Management Level 3

This Level 3 Animal Welfare course is highly suitable for those who want to follow a career working with companion animals in the animal charity sector.

Course Price:  £699


Animal Care & Welfare Management with Ethics

Animal Care & Welfare Management with Ethics Level 3

This Level 3 Animal Management course is suitable for various different careers working with animals.

Course Price:  £449


Animal Ethics & Welfare Course

Animal Ethics & Welfare Course Level 4

This Level 4 Animal Ethics Course is ideal for anyone wanting to pursue a career in animal welfare.

Course Price:  £449


Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Level 3

The ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals is a regulated qualification that has been developed with the overall aim being to prepare learners for a career working as an Animal Hydrotherapist.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price:  £1,950


ABC Awards

Level 3  Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

ABC Awards

Small Animal and Canine Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

This ABC Awards Level 3 Course is a regulated qualification Unit [T/504/6475] that consists of a theory and practical element where the learner will learn how to conduct a hydrotherapy treadmill therapy session involving pre-treatment, during treatment and post treatment treadmill procedures.

This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion. 

Course Price: £350




Our Small Animal courses cover a variety of subjects including first aid, behaviour, nutrition, enrichment, accommodation and welfare



For those who have decided what type of animals they would like to work or volunteer with, and for those already working with these animals, we have developed several Level 3 Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma courses. These are specific to dogs, cats, horses, rabbits etc and include information about animal care subjects such as: Health and welfare, nutrition, behaviour & psychology, environmental enrichment, exercise, grooming and more.

Cat Care, Behaviour and Welfare, Dog Care Behaviour and Welfare, Horse Care, Behaviour and Welfare, Rabbit Care, Behaviour and Welfare, Reptile Care and Welfare Courses.

Please click on the links below for more information about each of the Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma courses

As well as courses specific to one species, we also offer courses dealing with the broad subjects of behaviour and first aid for companion animals. This training is of relevance for anyone working with companion animals and to pet owners.

The Companion Animal First Aid and Companion Animal Behaviour Courses 


We offer many Animal Care courses dealing with different species and for people wanting to work in all sectors of animal care. For many people wanting to work with animals, it can be difficult deciding what type of animals to work with and what type of work with animals to pursue. We have developed several Animal Care and Welfare courses for working with companion animals in a variety of roles.

These courses are of relevance to anyone who would like to work with all types of pets including dogs, cats, horses, small animals and reptiles in roles working in animal charities, private businesses, veterinary surgeries, self employed etc.

These Animal Care Courses are designed for working with animals in a variety of roles. The course vary from 2 module certificates to 12 module Diplomas and include practical and distance learning training courses. We also offer qualifications regulated by Ofqual.

There are a great many different career options working with animals. For more information about which courses are relevant for various careers with animals, please visit our careers with animals section.

If you are unsure which course is right for you, please get in touch with our careers and training advisers who are always happy to assist. 

Please visit our Course Funding section for more information about possible funding assistance towards your studies with us.


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