Animal Care & Land Based Studies

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.

Are these courses for you?

If you want a place on one of our Animal Care & Land-Based courses, you’ll need:

  • a genuine love for animals and their welfare
  • confidence in handling animals
  • ability to work in a variety of environments, indoor and outdoor
  • a caring, patient nature
  • a can-do attitude – you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty!

You’ll also like a mix of classroom and practical study, field trips and laboratory time.

If that sounds like you, read on.

Why study Animal Care & Land Based Studies at Calderdale College

  • 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