Animal Management and Land-based Industries

Animal care student with rabbit

By studying our Level 4 or Level 5 in Animal Management or Wildlife and Countryside Conservation you will have access to a large and varied animal collection, including large and small exotic mammals, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, farm livestock, horses and avian species. As well as this, you will be able to study a range of habitats, including woodland and a wildlife pond, where the site is located near-by the beautiful RSPB Old Moor reserve.

Our talented team of lecturers bring with them industry expertise and will help you build academic and practical confidence. With exposure to real animal and wildlife industry scenarios, you will develop sought-after skills in your dream animal industry career.

On our Animal Management HNC and HND courses, you will cover topics animal health and welfare, british wildlife and biological principles. Our lecturing staff have a wide range of expertise, having worked in a variety of animal-related industries for many years.

Studying our Level 4 or 5 Animal Management (wildlife and countryside conservation) allows you to move into employment as an Animal Keeper, Countryside Ranger or Conservation Project Officer, amongst many others. 

“I love getting to work with a range of exotic species, and we are constantly learning new topics and information about the animals. It gives me great experience working so closely with them.”

Daisy Carter
Daisy Carter Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in Animal Management

FUTURE CAREERS IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND LAND-BASED INDUSTRIES

The animal management and land-based sector is ideal for those who care about improving animal welfare or who enjoy working outside in physically demanding settings.

Animal care student with rabbit

Veterinary Nurse

Average salary - £20,800

Veterinary Nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Keep the practice and equipment clean and hygienic
  • Prepare animals for treatment and assist vets during procedures
  • Administer injections, medication and take x-rays
  • Take care of in-patient animals
  • Support and talk to pet owners about treatment and care of their animals
  • Reception and administrative duties
Working environments

You could work at a veterinary practice or at an animal welfare centre. Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding. You may need to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

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Zoologist

Average salary - £33,000

Zoologists study animals and their behaviours, and work in sectors including agriculture, conservation, pharmaceuticals or for the Government.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Carry out field and laboratory research
  • Study animals in their natural environment or in captivity
  • Identify, record and monitor animal species, and produce detailed reports
  • Use complex procedures, like computerised molecular and cellular analysis, and in-vitro fertilisation
  • Give presentations and publish information in journals and books
  • Supervise technicians
Working environments

You could work in a laboratory or at a research facility. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you’ll travel often.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the animal management and land-based sector include*:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Compassion

What our students say

“Studying locally suits me as I get to stay close to home and it is really accessible. I love how hands-on the course is and I love working with the range of animals.”

Amelia Veal Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in Animal Management

“I love getting to work with a range of exotic species, and we are constantly learning new topics and information about the animals. It gives me great experience working so closely with them.”

Daisy Carter
Daisy Carter Higher National Certificate - Diploma Level 4 in Animal Management