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.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.


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Level 1

Animal Care Land Based Studies, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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This Animal Care Level 1 is a combination of theory and practical work. It will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals and is perfect for people who are interested in animals and want to enter into a career in the animal care industry. You will learn about the animal sector, caring for and feeding animals, and...

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Level 2

Animal Care and Welfare Assistant, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
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This apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day-to-day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as ke...

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Level 2

Animal Care, BTEC Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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This Animal Care Level 2 Diploma combines theory and practical work, which will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals. It’s perfect for people who are interested in animals, and who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry. You will learn about animal feeding, health, welfare, behavi...

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Level 3

Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2022
Knightstone Campus
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This Animal Management Level 3 programme is a balance of practical work and theory and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals. You will gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of all aspects of animal science, management, behaviour and husbandry through theory-based and practical sessions. Top...

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Courses after College

Your journey to University Centre Weston starts here...

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.

See more about the facilities here

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


Charlotte Haines


"I spent 12 years working as a senior animal trainer of exotic species and presenter at Bristol Zoo Gardens"

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Maxine Park

Subject Area Manager

"We have great students, a fantastic team and a beautiful Animal Management Centre, which I can't wait to show off to you all."

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Laura Link

Curriculum Coordinator

"I was head veterinary nurse at a busy small animal hospital"

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Gill Cook

Lecturer and Degree Animal Management Co-ordinator

"I am a qualified horse-riding instructor. I started work in the animal industry rescuing horses with the RSPCA…"

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Tobias Capel

Associate Lecturer

"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…"

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Sarah Leaney


"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…"

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Julie Way


"I teach a range of subjects on the course but animal behaviour and welfare are my favourite topics..."

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Mandy Patch


"I have been teaching since last year and love passing on my knowledge of the animal industry to others."

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