Animal Studies

Our brand new £1.6m Animal Management Centre opened in 2018 is a sensational extension to our high-quality provision for Animal Studies students. The new facilities include a reception area with a large display tank for large reptiles, specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, plus quarantine and isolation rooms. There are a dedicated dog exercise area and grooming room, outdoor and indoor aviaries, outdoor runs for ducks, hens, geese and rabbits, and a wildlife area.  

Our Animal Studies tutors have a vast range of skills and years of experience of working with animals, including dog grooming in the UK and caring for reptiles as part of private zoo collections. Their specialist study areas include animal health and nutrition, animal health and parasitology, animal behaviour, conservation and ecology, giving you a depth of knowledge to tap into.  

Visits to zoos and local farms and frequent workshops by local experts are some of the enrichment activities you can expect to be part of the Animal Studies course at Craven College.

VOCATIONAL

Land-based Studies Level 1

If you are looking for a practical course, love the outdoors and are interested in agriculture and the countryside, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 1
Auction Mart

Animal Studies Level 2

Learn about animals and their care in our brand new on-site state of the art Animal Management Centre, with specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles,...

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Aireville Campus

Animal Studies Level 3

If you have aspirations to be a Zookeeper, a Veterinary Nurse, a Dog Trainer or any career in the Animal industry, then our Level 3, A Level equivalent courses are the perfect start. Where better...

2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Aireville Campus

Degrees & Higher Levels

Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare) HNC

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of animal management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of animals, enable you to acquire practical...

2019-2020
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time
Level 4
Aireville Campus

Animal Management (Equine) HNC

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of equine management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of horses, enable you to acquire practical horse...

2019-2020
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time
Level 4
Auction Mart

Part-time

Dog Grooming - Introduction

Don’t make a dog’s dinner of your pooch’s coat! Learn how to groom your own dog or be introduced to a new career path.

2018-2019
Part-time
Wed 8 May 2019
Aireville Campus

Dog Grooming - Introduction

Don’t make a dog’s dinner of your pooch’s coat! Learn how to groom your own dog or be introduced to a new career path.

2018-2019
Part-time
Wed 13 March 2019
Aireville Campus

Dog Grooming Taster

Do you want a change of career or would like to know how to groom your own dog? This dog grooming taster could be for you.

2018-2019
Part-time
Sat 15 June 2019
Aireville Campus

Equine Distal Limb Dissection

“Equine dissection – beneath the exterior!” This 1/2 day workshop is open to everybody and offers a great insight into our

2018-2019
Part-time
Fri 8 March 2019
Aireville Campus

Equine Head Dissection

“Equine dissection – beneath the exterior!” This 1/2 day workshop is open to everybody and offers a great insight into our

2018-2019
Part-time
Fri 22 March 2019
Aireville Campus

More Animal Care (Junior)

Attended our Junior Animal care course, enjoyed it and want more? Join us again for More Animal Care where you can work with even an even larger range of animals.

2018-2019
Part-time
Sat 6 April 2019
Aireville Campus


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