98% student achievement
on Animal Care courses
If working in vets, zoos, kennels, rescue centres or farms appeals to you, you’re in the right place at Calderdale College.
The UK’s animal care industry offers plenty of rewarding long-term career options, from veterinary nurse to zookeeper and everything in between. Secure your future in this thriving industry by applying for one of these nationally-recognised courses
Animal Care at Calderdale College
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Which level is best for you?
Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.
There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.
If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.
Have a genuine love for animals and their welfare?
Confident in handling animals?
Ready to work in a variety of environments, indoor and outdoor?
Have a caring, patient nature and a can-do attitude?
Why study Animal Care & Land Based Studies?
This is a nationally-recognised qualification that will greatly improve your chances of gaining meaningful employment once you’ve completed your course.
You will be expertly trained in how to care for animals, from small domestic animals, to farm livestock and exotic creatures.
Learn the essential skills and knowledge relating to every animal family, so you can explore as many employment opportunities as possible after your time with us.
Our staff share your passion for animals, and are enthusiastic experts with invaluable industry experience to enhance your learning with us.
You will benefit from our wide network of professional contacts in the industry, that can help to fast-track your job search.
What careers could
our courses lead to?
*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job
Up to £25K
Up to £28K
Up to £25K
Up to £30K
Up to £26K
Whichever course you study with us, you will study a range of units throughout your time at Calderdale College. There’s something for everyone!
Some example modules include
- Maintaining animal health and welfare
- Contributing to the nursing of animals
- Animal Health and Diseases
- Provide safe & effective working practices in land-based industries
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.
Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We've got the qualifications to help you thrive in a UK industry worth £1 billion and employing 78,000 people.
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Calderdale College Campus
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Percival Whitley Centre
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- Skills for Life
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- Dental Nursing
- Maths and English
- Employability & Life Skills
- D Cafe
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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café
Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.
Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.
Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!