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Egbert the Emu Arrives at Weston College


Animal Management are delighted to introduce the newest addition to the team: baby Emu, Egbert. Egbert’s carers have been spending lots of quality time with the little chick, in the hopes that he would imprint on them.

This is something that Emus do in the wild in order to learn and identify with their caregivers, in Egbert’s case this is the wonderful Animal Management team.

The incredible staff and students have had great success, with Egbert following them around everywhere and becoming a popular and beloved member of the family.

Emus are native to Australia, and so the students have relished in the rare opportunity to engage in such hands-on experience working with the unique and interesting Egbert.

Our Level 3 Animal Management BTEC Extended Diploma is taught at Knightstone Campus, with practical work based at our Puxton Park facilities, offering students relevant and crucial industry experience.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to work with a wide range of animals while gaining detailed academic knowledge of animal science, behaviours and management.

Our brilliant tutors cover topics such as animal health, nutrition, welfare and breed development as well as supporting learners to interact with amazing animals like Egbert.

Our Animal department increases career-boosting benefits through the creation of the Animal Management Career Excellence Hub

These innovative subject specific hubs allow for students at Weston College to have access to exclusive opportunities such as this. 

Endorsed by employers from within the industry, this enables for better integration with the sector to make sure class content is relative and opens doors for learners, so they leave college with more than just a qualification.


If you want to start your career working with animals, click here to take a look at our courses in Animal Management!

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