Animal Management courses
Our animal courses are the perfect place for you to start your journey into the animal management industry.
Studying Animal Management at Weston College
Our qualifications have been developed in conjunction with local and national employers and are successful in getting our students into animal management related jobs and onto relevant degrees.
After you’ve completed one of our courses there will be a number of opportunities available to you. You could study a further qualification with us or at university, or progress straight into the industry, where there are a number of varied and exciting jobs available
You will be based both at the Knightstone campus and Puxton Park where there is a new bespoke animal management centre.
You will get weekly hands-on experience with a wide range of domestic, farm and exotic animals include tortoises, parrots, reindeer, owls, meerkats, donkeys, goats, ponies, rare pigs, alpacas, cattle, emus, primates, stick insects and more ... Plus we have trips to other animal establishments and welcome guests from a wide range of industry specialisms.
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Our link with Puxton Park
The College has joined forces with Puxton Park, which will enable you to develop industry-specific skills working within the park’s extensive farmland and facilities, with a wide range of farm and domestic animals, which will significantly enhance your employability skills for the future.
The link will also allow you to gain broader experience in your customer service skills, by engaging with tourists, families and school parties; all helping to prepare you for the world of work.
Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, Charlotte (one of the lecturers) gives us a guided tour of our Animal Management facilities!
Meet the Team
"I have been involved in the conservation of sea-turtles where I was protecting green and loggerhead nests from people/predation as well as ensuring as many hatchlings made it to sea as possible…"Find out more
"I was Displays Supervisor at Weymouth Sealife Park and Marine Sanctuary, where I was responsible for a team of aquarists looking after; seals, otters, penguins, sharks, jellyfish, seahorses…"Find out more
Occupations related to Animal Management
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What our students say
Arrianne Scoins, Animal Management
“The facilities were great when i studied there and the new facility at Puxton Park will be even more exciting!”
Former school: Worle
Course: Animal Management
What next? Gained employment after placement at Green Pastures Vets