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Animal Studies

Do you have a passion for caring for animals? If your goal is to work in animal welfare or in a zoo, become a dog groomer or veterinary nurse, choosing to study our full-time Animal Studies course will help get you there.

As an Animal Studies student, your study areas will include animal health and nutrition, animal welfare, environmental studies, behavioural science, animal health and parasitology, animal cognition, 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 course at Craven College.

Our industry-leading Animal Management Centre is a sensational extension to our high-quality provision for Animal Studies students. The facilities include a reception area with a large display tank for large reptiles, specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, 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.

Average salary
Veterinary Nurse, Animal Welfare Officer
Suggested Occupation
Industry Growth
Animal StudiesEntry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
Degrees & Higher Levels
Animal Husbandry & Welfare BSc (Top-up)Level 6
Animal Husbandry & Welfare FdScLevel 5
Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2 CertificateTue 9 April 2024
Wildlife Identification - IntroductionThu 2 May 2024
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