Animal Care Courses 

Animal Care Courses

Animal Care Courses Available Now:

Our animal care courses enable you to fit your studies around your other commitments - study the theory online from home and choose from a selection of practical placements to compliment your studies and as a way to gain hands-on experience.

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QEL878

Practical Canine First Aid Course 

This  Intensive Practical Canine First Aid course held in Malvern, Worcestershire, is of relevance to anyone working with dogs in an animal hydrotherapy, animal physiotherapy, veterinary, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for pet owners wishing to increase their knowledge and skills. 

Next Course Date: TBC.

Course Price: £49

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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 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:  £499


Pet Bereavement Course

This course is of benefit to animal care professionals and those who would like to assist when pet owners lose their animal through euthanasia, accident or natural death.

Start date 30/09/19 enrol now to secure your place

Course Price: £230

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Small Animal and Canine Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

Ofqual Regulated Qualification: 603/4558/5

Approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA)

"We are really impressed with the additions and style of qualification and are pleased to let you know that we will accept this new qualification as a part of the membership criteria for joining the CHA".  

Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

This Level 3 Award consists of practical training where the learner will learn how to conduct a hydrotherapy treadmill therapy session involving pre-treatment, during treatment and post treatment treadmill procedures.

Course Price: £420




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.

The Animal Care and Welfare Courses are all designed 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.

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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