Animal Management

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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You will be based both at Knightstone Campus and Puxton Park, where we can offer you;

  • A bespoke animal management campus
  • Weekly experience within an outstanding zoo farm
  • The opportunity to study and work with a wide range of animal species from insects to primates
  • Teaching from industry specialists
  • Opportunities to undertake meaningful and substantial work experience
  • Trips to animal establishments
  • Guest lectures from a wide range of industry specialists

Industry Partner

You will get the chance to work with an exciting new range of animals thanks to a partnership with one of the region’s top visitor attractions.

The College has joined forces with Puxton Park, which will enable you to develop industry-specific skills working with the park’s specialist facilities and animals.

Puxton’s range of domestic, farm and exotic animals include tortoises, parrots, reindeer, owls, meerkats, donkeys, goats, ponies, rare pigs, alpacas, cattle, emus and stick insects.

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.

Want to take a look around?

Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Animal Management Facilities!


What our students say

Arrianne Scoins, Animal Management

Arrianne Scoins

“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

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