Small Mammal Courses 

Our Small Mammal Courses vary from 2 module Certificate courses to 6 module Diploma courses. They are all accredited and can be studied online from home.

These courses are relevant for enhancing your employment prospects in a variety of roles working with small mammals. The courses are also of benefit to small mammal owners wanting to improve their knowledge about the care, welfare and behaviour of rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, degus, chinchillas, ferrets and chipmunks. The courses have an emphasis on the welfare of these animals and environmental enrichment and how to enable the expression of natural behaviours forms an important part of most of the small mammal courses.

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.

Available Small Mammal Courses:


Small Animal Care & Welfare

Small Animal Care & Welfare

The Small Animal Course provides valuable information for those wishing to work with small animals as well as those interested in the general care, behaviour & welfare of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, gerbils, jirds, degus, chinchillas, chipmunks & ferrets.

Course Price:  £449


Rabbit Care Welfare Course

Rabbit Care Welfare

The Rabbit Care Course provides an excellent foundation for those working with rabbits in a veterinary or animal charity capacity.

Course Price:  £165


Rabbit Nutrition Course

Rabbit Nutrition

The Rabbit Nutrition course provides an understanding of the requirements of the rabbit digestive system and needed food groups.

Course Price:  £165


Rabbit Care Welfare & Behaviour

Rabbit Care Welfare & Behaviour

This comprehensive Rabbit Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma course covers essential aspects of rabbit care, psychology, behaviour, nutrition, environmental enrichment, transportation and more.

Course Price:  £449


Guinea Pig Care and Welfare

Guinea Pig Care and Welfare

The Guinea Pig course is suitable for anyone working and volunteering with guinea pigs in an animal shelter or veterinary surgery.

Course Price:  £165


Animal Housing & Welfare Course

Animal Housing & Welfare

The Animal Housing Course is designed for those working in an animal shelters, pet shop or  other places where the animals are living in confinement.

Course Price:  £165


Farm Animal Care & Welfare

Farm Animal Care & Welfare

This Rat Mouse Hamster Course is for anyone who works or wants to work with rats, mice or hamsters.

Course Price:  £165


Care of the Rat, Mouse & Hamster Course

Care of the Rat, Mouse & Hamster

This Rat Mouse Hamster Course is for anyone who works or wants to work with rats, mice or hamsters.

Course Price:  £165


Please contact us to discuss our small mammal courses. Please visit our Course Funding section for more information about possible funding assistance towards your studies with us.

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