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Animal Management

STUDYING ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AT WESTON COLLEGE 

You will get the chance to work with an exciting new range of animals thanks to our partnership with Puxton Park, including domestic, farm and exotic animals include tortoises, parrots, reindeer, owls, marmoset monkeys, meerkats, donkeys, goats, ponies, rare pigs, alpacas, cattle, emus, stick insects and more ...

You will be based both at Knightstone Campus and Puxton Park, where you will benefit from:

  • 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

Use this page to discover your perfect course, and apply direct right here.

Careers in Animal Management

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have shown to be the most popular listings in the South West region within the last year.

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Animals are extremely important to our lives and there is a huge variety of careers in the animal care sector. The animal care industry is worth £1 billion to the UKs economy. It has 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and lots of volunteers.

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

Our qualifications have been developed in conjunction with local and national employers and have a proven record of helping students gain animal management related jobs and onto relevant degrees.

Our programmes are endorsed by:

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Level 1

Animal Care Land Based Studies, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2023
PUXTON PARK
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This course is the perfect introduction for animal lovers, looking to work with a large range of animals, with the goal to achieve a career in the animal care industry. It will be a combination of theory and practical work, to gain the animal-related knowledge, as well as the hands-on experience needed when working with animals. The course wi...

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Level 2

Animal Care and Welfare Assistant, Apprenticeship

12 - 18 Months
Throughout the year
PUXTON PARK
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This apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. This apprenticeship is perfect for animal lovers! While this apprenticeship will be physically demanding, it is also just as rewarding when seeing the difference you’re making to an animal's life. This apprenticeship provides valuable workplace ...

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Level 2

Animal Care, BTEC Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2023
PUXTON PARK
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This course is perfect for animal lovers who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry. While it is physically demanding, this line of work is hugely rewarding when seeing the difference you make in an animal’s life. This Animal Care Level 2 Diploma combines theory and practical work, which will provide you with anima...

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Level 3

Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2023
PUXTON PARK
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This course is perfect for animal lovers who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry. While it is physically demanding, this line of work is hugely rewarding when seeing the difference you make in an animal’s life. This Animal Management Level 3 programme is a balance of practical work and theory and will provide yo...

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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.

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

Lecturer

"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

Lecturer

"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

Lecturer

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

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Mandy Patch

Lecturer

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

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THE FACILITIES

You will get the chance to work with an exciting range of animals thanks to our partnership with Puxton Park, one of the region’s top visitor attractions.

Your classroom lectures will come to life as you carry out practical sessions at the park, enabling 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, marmoset monkeys, meerkats, donkeys, goats, ponies, rare pigs, alpacas, cattle, emus and stick insects.

The partnership will also allow you to gain broader customer service skills, by engaging with tourists, families and school parties - all helping you prepare for the world of work.

You will be based both at Knightstone Campus and Puxton Park, where you will benefit from:

  • 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.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Raven
Raven
The practical side of the course was amazing...working hands-on with the animals at the Puxton Park campus helps you to understand and learn things so much quicker.
Studied:

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Taylor White
Taylor
The practical side of the course, and the fact that it is predominantly coursework based, is something that really appealed to me - nothing beats the day-to-day hands-on experience and interactions with animals.
Studied:

Animal Managment, Extended Diploma

MEET THE TEAM

Mandy with a parrot
Mandy
I have been teaching since last year and love passing on my knowledge of the animal industry to others.
Lecturer in Animal Management
Laura
Laura
Before coming to the college I was head veterinary nurse at a busy small animal hospital. I then started teaching student vet nurses and really enjoyed this aspect, which began my teaching career.
Curriculum Co-ordinator
Charlotte holding a parrot
Charlotte
I spent 12 years working as a senior animal trainer of exotic species and presenter at Bristol Zoo Gardens
‪Lecturer in Animal Management

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