Animal Care Colleges

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Regional Animal Colleges List 

Animal Welfare Courses and Training 
S.W. England
S.E. England

Animal Care Apprenticeship information

Animal Welfare Courses and Training S.W. England

Kingston Maurwood College

Kingston Maurwood College Dorchester Dorset

Academy of Animal Conservation and Welfare Whatever your motivation, we will have a course to suit you and expert tutors to help you realise your goals. We are passionate about success and providing the necessary support to help you achieve.

Norton Radstock College

Norton Radstock College Ellsbridge House CentreBath Road, Keynsham Bristol BS31 1TL
Animal Care Courses 
These range from Animal Behaviour Level 1 to Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Diploma RCVS. We are a successful Further Education College in the heart of rural Bath & North East Somerset. With around 1000 full-time students and 5,000 part-time students, the College is well placed to serve the local communities in and around Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and Somerset.

Bicton College

Bicton College East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton Devon EX9 7BY
Animal Care Courses
Bicton College is a leading land-based college set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Devon.  The grounds comprise 200 hectares of open parkland and rolling countryside; a majestic Georgian manor house overlooks the beautiful lake and sits alongside the latest in modern facilities and equipment. 
It is the perfect setting for the range of land-based courses that are available from entry level to higher education

Bridgwater College

Bridgwater College Bath Road Bridgwater Somerset TA6 4PZ
Animal Management Centre 
This newly opened £2 million facility provides a state-of-the-art setting for studying animal welfare. The College has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training. It is a Beacon College and Ofsted designated Outstanding College. It has received 11 National Beacon Awards in recent years, has achieved the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance services, and has recently been accredited with the Training Quality Standard for provision to employers.

Cornwall College

Cornwall College College Rosewarne Camborne Cornwall TR14 OAB
Courses range from National Certificate for Veterinary Care Assistants to BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology
If you’re a student, we'll show you why Cornwall College is a great place to study. 

Wiltshire College

Wiltshire College:

If you want a career looking after animals, you will need some qualifications to get you started. Wiltshire College has the courses, facilities, staff and animals to set you on the path for success! The college was formed in 2000 and has an excellent reputation for quality provision, innovation and student care.

Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF
Courses range from Foundation Animal Care to BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Reaseheath’s animal centre is dedicated to education, training, conservation and the welfare of domestic and exotic species. We have a countrywide reputation for the excellence of our animal management courses and they are one of the most popular subjects we offer. 

Animal Welfare Courses and Training in S.E. England


Nescot  Reigate Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT 17 3DS
Animal Care Course
Our safe campus is set in the beautiful Surrey countryside and we are only 30 minutes away from central London with direct trains from Victoria and Waterloo. The large, free car park makes access easy for learners from throughout the region. The courses we teach attract people with many different career aims, from potential veterinary nurses and zoo keepers to farmers.

Merrist Wood College

Merrist Wood College Guildford Surrey GU3 3PE

Merrist Wood is a 400-acre, multi-award winning College specialising in the land-based industries. A large, diverse animal management centre has both domestic and exotic animals. 

Writtle College

Writtle College Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR
Animal Science and Animal Management Courses
Employers seeking well-motivated and professionally qualified staff recognize the value of Writtle College courses which combine the development of practical competence with commercial awareness and academic ability. College facilities that support courses in Animal Science, Management, and Care include the Lordships Science Centre which offers specialised laboratories and state-of-the-art technology, an Animal Care Unit which houses traditional and exotic species, and a College Farm on our own 220 hectare estate.

Sparsholt College

Sparsholt College Hampshire Winchester, SO21 2NF                          

Animal Management and Veterinary Nursing Courses:

Arguably our most popular range of courses, with unparalleled training facilities. 

Capel Manor College Capel Manor College Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ
As London's major provider of animal care courses, the College maintains a wide range of animals from exotics (fish, snakes, reptiles, spiders and birds), popular pets in the animal units and day kennels to livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, alpacas, Shetland ponies and heavy horses) across our different centres and farm at Forty Hall in Enfield.

Otley College

Otley College Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP6 9EY.
Our student of the year is currently training to be a Vet at the Royal Vet School in London. She started on a course at Otley and is now fulfilling her lifelong ambition. Other Otley learners go on and work with animal sanctuaries, for charities, in zoos, as vet nurses – in fact every conceivable range of careers in the animal industry.

Oaklands College

Oaklands College Hatfield Rd St Albans Hertfordshire (

Animal Care Courses Oaklands offer an animal care centre providing facilities and animals suitable for studying a wide range of courses. Oaklands College has provided courses in animal management and care for almost 15 years. The animal care department offers many choices from Entry Level 3 to Higher Education programmes and boasts modern, industry-standard resources.

Easton College

Easton College Easton Norwich Norfolk NR9 5DX
Animal Care Courses
The main focus of the college is on vocational courses with qualifications such as First and National Diplomas, as well as Foundation Degrees. With vocational courses the main emphasis is on ‘hands-on’ practical work, combined with classroom-based activity. 

Chichester College

Chichester College  Chichester West Sussex PO19 1SB
We have great choice of courses to pursue whether your interest lies in the agricultural world, veterinary areas, working with world renowned animal welfare charities or even in zoological parks and in animal conservation.

Berkshire College of Agriculture

Berkshire College of Agriculture Hall Place Burchetts Green Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 6QR
Animal Care and Management Courses
BCA has extensive experience in the provision of quality education and training for animal related subjects. Our Animal Centre has been custom designed and equipped to a high standard and provides a range of teaching areas and animal handling facilities.

Shuttleworth College

Shuttleworth College Old Warden Park Nr. Biggleswade Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
Animal Care Courses
Whether you are leaving school, interested in degree-level courses, want to study part-time to improve your job prospects, or would just like to take up a new activity, we want you to understand what it is that makes Shuttleworth College such a great place to study.

Animal Care Courses in the Midlands

Riseholme College

Riseholme College
Animal Management courses
Situated in the heart of Lincolnshire, Riseholme College offers full and part-time Further Education
and Apprenticeships in Animal Management. Courses include working with a wide variety of familiar and exotic species and students have access to a range of modern learning facilities. 

Hartpury College

Hartpury College Hartpury House, Gloucester, Gl19 3BE
Animal Care and Veterinary Courses
Hartpury College is committed to making available relevant, effective, high quality education and training locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; to increase participation in learning and skills transfer; to ensure accessibility of all college services and to ensure viability of the college and its programmes.

Myerscough College

Myerscough College Myerscough Hall St. Michael's Road Bilsborrow Preston Lancashire PR3 0RY
Animal Care, Welfare, Management  and Veterinary Courses
Built on the site of the old Myerscough Hall, some six miles north of Preston, Myerscough College is a land-based Higher and Further Education college dating back to the 19th century. 

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College Askham Bryan York YO23 3FR
Animal Management Courses
The college has its origins in the formation of the Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture which first accepted students in 1948. It became Askham Bryan College of Agriculture and Horticulture 19 years later. It has since diversified widely to include equine management, animal management, land management, business, food production, engineering and bioscience.

Bishop Burton College

Bishop Burton College  ( Beverley East Yorkshire HU17 8QG

What you can expect at Bishop Burton College: Committed staff, who really want you to succeed. Good resources with significant investment going into additional buildings this year.

Pershore Group of Colleges

Pershore Group of Colleges Worcestershire and Hereford
Animal Care Courses
We believe in putting the learner first. In support of this - we have lots of ways of helping our learners before, during and after they arrive. 

Lincolnshire College of Agriculture

Lincolnshire College of Agriculture Brayford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS
Animal Behaviour and Science
The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour Science aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and apply the theories and concepts that underpin the study of animal behaviour.

Brooksby Melton College

Brooksby Melton College Leicestershire
Animal Care Courses
Deciding to go to college can be a big step. You need to make sure you choose the right course and the right college for you and your future career. At BMC we pride ourselves on the fact that we are here to help you make the best choice for you.

Moulton College

Moulton College West Street, Moulton,Northampton, NN3 7RR
Animal Welfare and Veterinary Health Courses
The College’s Animal Welfare facilities encompass a purpose built Animal Welfare Centre, an Animal Therapy Centre housing grooming and canine hydrotherapy units, an on-site commercial veterinary practice and commercial Pet Store.

Warwickshire College

Warwickshire College Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5JE
Animal Care and Welfare Courses
We sit in the heart of the West Midlands and is one of the largest colleges in the area. 

Northumberland College

Northumberland College College rd Ashington Northumberland NE63 9RG
Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing Courses
Our facilities offer you an excellent environment in which to train, gaining hands on practical experience in our animal management unit.

East Durham and Houghall Community College

East Durham and Houghall Community College
Animal Care and Equine Courses
Equipped with all of the modern facilities you would expect for a renowned land based college, the site boasts extensive grounds, a specialist small-animal care unit, stables and a working farm with large animals available for curriculum studies.

Animal Care Courses in Scotland

Edinburgh Telford College

Edinburgh Telford College 350 West Granton Road Edinburgh EH5 1QE
Veterinary and the Sciences
This is no ordinary College, we have a wide range of career related programmes to help you progress in to work or university. 

Elmwood College

Elmwood College Carslogie Rd Cupar
Animal Care
Our Animal Care facilities are based at our College Farm, in nearby Cupar Muir. Students have the opportunity to develop practical skills working with a variety of species from exotic reptiles to the cats and dogs. Facilities include a dog-grooming facility, aviaries, kennels, cattery, dog training facilities, small animal rooms and outdoor area.

Borders College

Borders College Scotland Campuses in Dun, Hawick,Galashiels, Newtown
Animal Care BTEC Course
Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace Borders College can help you to achieve your goals.

Aberdeen College

Aberdeen College Aberdeen AB25 1BN
Animal Care Courses
Aberdeen College is Scotland's largest college of further/higher education and vocational training.

The North Highland College

The North Highland College Ormlie Road, Thurso, Caithness
Animal Nursing Assistant Course
Students are taught by qualified vets and vet nurses, to prepare for British Veterinary Nursing Association Animal Nursing Assistant qualification. You will study small anatomy and physiology, small animal handling, nursing and pharmacology. In addition, students undertake studies in Core Maths 3 and Communications.

Oatridge College

Oatridge College Ecclesmachan Broxburn West Lothian EH52 6NH Scotland
Animal Care Courses
At Oatridge we provide a solid foundation in the theory and practice of looking after animals, whether they are large or small, pets or wildlife. Former students are to be found in a huge variety of roles within animal welfare societies, zoos, wildlife parks, city farms, boarding kennels and catteries, veterinary practices, grooming parlours and pet superstores. 

Animal Care Courses in Wales

Coleg Gwent

Coleg Gwent The Rhadyr Usk NP15 NXJ
Animal Care and Management Courses
Coleg Gwent offers top quality teaching in addition to a careers advice, personal and learning support, as well as a whole range of social activities to make sure your time spent here is both successful and enjoyable.

Coleg Sirgar

Coleg Sirgar Carmarthenshire Wales
Animal Care
As part of our dedication to life long learning, we welcome people from all walks of life, whether they have any previous education or not. 

Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA61 1SZ
Animal Care Courses
Pembrokeshire College offers a wide range of part-time and full-time courses for school leavers and adults working in land based industries and occupations. There are specialist facilities for agricultural engineering, animal care, equine, horticulture and environmental courses and strong links with local businesses and landbased events.