Animal Care Courses  

Do you want a Job Working with Animals?

Having relevant and recognised training will enhance your career and employment prospects in the animal care sector. 

Animal Jobs Direct was established in 2005. Our courses are accredited and recognised by employers. They are specifically designed to improve employment prospects.

Please click on the accredited animal care courses subject category links below 

Animal Care Courses

Animal Jobs Direct courses have been designed in consultation with employers to ensure a greatly improved chance of finding employment. 

Many of our students have gone on to develop successful careers working with animals or setting up their own animal related business

Take a look at our Success Stories!

Want to work with animals but not sure where to start? 

Discover all the exciting options! The Working and Volunteering with Animals ebooks contain over 600 pages of unique useful information about every career option working with animals. 

Available as an instant download from this website for just £9.99 or purchase the paperback on Amazon for £22.45

Mark Carwardine - zoologist, an outspoken conservationist, an award-winning writer, a TV and radio presenter, a widely published wildlife photographer, a best-selling author, a wildlife tour operator and leader, a lecturer, and a magazine columnist - says Animal Jobs Direct is "An excellent source of information on all kinds of careers with animals – everything from becoming a marine biologist to training to be a vet."

Animal Jobs Direct was established in 2005. Animal Jobs Direct Education Centre offers various Ofqual Approved Qualifications and has been Approved and Accredited by 5 National Awarding Bodies: Lantra, ABC Awards, AIM Awards, ASDAN and OCN.

Our tutors and course writers are experienced animal care professionals, experts in their field and passionate about animal care and welfare. 

Our animal care courses are put together following the standards of the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) and learners can be assured of excellent standards and the best quality of study materials available.

Our courses are unique as we place great emphasis on ethics and welfare in the animal care. The feedback from students is a testimony to the passion and commitment of everyone at Animal Jobs Direct, dedicated to providing the highly informative animal care courses that raise the standards in animal care education. 

It's never too late to turn your compassion for animals into a rewarding career. Graduates include school leavers to mature students and there are no age limits. Our courses are open to students worldwide. Our animal care courses from level 1 - 4 are open entry and there are no prior qualifications necessary. 

You may be eligible to receive funding towards your studies. Please visit our Course Funding section for more information.

If you prefer to study at college here is a list of colleges that also offer Animal Care Courses.

Please click here for a list of Frequently asked Questions about our courses

We offer course discounts for group charity staff and volunteer course bookings; please contact us to discuss your training requirements

Not sure which course is right for you or want some careers advice?

For advice on which course would be suitable or to discuss a career path in animal care please contact us

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Please click here for more information about us, our accreditation and  how to enrol on our animal care courses 

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Animal Care Course Reviews
PP Guild - Proud Member

No Pain. No Force. No Fear.

Animal Jobs Direct is passionate about welfare and are proud to be a Corporate member of the Pet Professional Guild. The Pet Professional Guild is the only membership organisation for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should never be used - or even deemed necessary - in the training or behaviour modification of any animal.

Animal Jobs Direct wholeheartedly support this view and all of our courses, whether canine, feline or other animals are written with this ethos. We advocate force free training throughout all of our theory and practical courses. We also believe that experienced trainers must begin their behaviour change programs with the least invasive and least aversive training protocols necessary to change the problem behaviour.