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
Do you love animals and want to learn more about their care? Join us on this practical course where you will work with farm animals as well as with our extensive range of small animals.
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Entry Level 3
Aireville Campus
If you are looking for a practical course, love animals and want to learn more about their care and wellbeing, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 1
Auction Mart
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,...
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Aireville Campus
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...
2020-2021
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Aireville Campus
Degrees & Higher Levels
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...
2020-2021
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time
Level 4
Aireville Campus
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...
2020-2021
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time
Level 4
Auction Mart
Part-time
Designed for young people with a passion for animals (age 10 -15), this introductory course is made up of hands-on, practical tasks that will give you experience with a wide range of animals from...
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 16 November 2019
Aireville Campus
Designed for young people with a passion for animals (age 10 -15), this introductory course is made up of hands-on, practical tasks that will give you experience with a wide range of animals from...
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 14 March 2020
Aireville Campus
Fed up of shaggy dog stories? Come and learn the art of a primped pup.
2019-2020
Part-time
Wed 6 November 2019
Aireville Campus
Fed up of shaggy dog stories? Come and learn the art of a primped pup.
2019-2020
Part-time
Wed 25 September 2019
Aireville Campus
Dog tired of your career? Start a new one with this Dog Grooming Assistant Certificate.
2019-2020
Part-time
Wed 8 January 2020
Aireville Campus
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.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 25 April 2020
Aireville Campus
Don’t get fleeced! Pull the wool from over your eyes and learn the art of caring for sheep.
2019-2020
Part-time
Sat 19 October 2019
Auction Mart
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26 November 2019
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04 December 2019
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