Wakefield College - Animal Care

Animal Care

Animal care is a diverse and expanding industry, worth £1 billion to the UK economy

Animal Care at Wakefield College

Animal care is a diverse and expanding industry, worth £1 billion to the UK economy. With 46% of households owning a pet, and a rise in the number of people visiting zoos and wildlife parks, there are many job prospects for those with the right qualifications.

We offer specialist facilities for the study of animal care, including a collection of exotic and mammalian species.

Key Points
  • Animal collection on campus
  • Tutor expertise
  • Great regional, national and international links
  • Visits and field trips to access a larger variety of animals
Wakefield College have provided well for me. They took a chance on me and provided plenty of opportunities which are really paying off for. They really want to help and allow you to succeed.
Reece
Animal Care

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I have learnt a lot about the animal care industry whilst studying and I have gained a lot of experience working with the animals in the animal care unit. As part of the course I spend one day a week at a work placement which I really enjoy.
Scott
Animal Care

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What our students say about us...
Wakefield College have provided well for me. They took a chance on me and provided plenty of opportunities which are really paying off for. They really want to help and allow you to succeed.
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I have learnt a lot about the animal care industry whilst studying and I have gained a lot of experience working with the animals in the animal care unit. As part of the course I spend one day a week at a work placement which I really enjoy.
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The best part of the course were the trips we took to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Chester Zoo where I got a real understanding of different species.
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The best part of the course were the trips we took to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Chester Zoo where I got a real understanding of different species.
Rachel
Animal Care

The Feed

New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September
New Higher Education animal care courses starting in September

We are excited to announce our new HE courses in Animal Studies and Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare for September enrolment.

Animal Care
7 June, 2019
Chester Zoo visit
Chester Zoo visit

Animal Care students visit Chester Zoo and learn about exhibit design.

Animal Care
5 December, 2018

Animal Care Courses