Animal Care & Land Based

Choosing a course in Animal Care, Equine & Land Based industries opens up hundreds of career opportunities for you. Whether your dream job is working in a veterinary practice or as a Park Ranger, discover more opportunities with Kirklees College.

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Our Animal Care & Land Based courses are available across multiple levels and have been created to give you the best possible understanding of this environment and the types of careers open to you.

There are also commercial opportunities available from opening your own pet shop to running an animal grooming salon. The possibilities are endless, and at Kirklees College, we are here to support you from study through to your dream job.

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College 16-18

College 16-18 (7)

College Higher Skills

HE & Higher Skills (4)

College Adult Education

Adult Learners 19+ (12)

Enrolment Hotline now open! Contact us on 01484 437100

Our enrolment hotline is now open for you to start booking enrolment appointments! Visit our Enrolment page to see more.

Why work in the Animal Care Industry?

Employment in Agriculture and Animal Care roles are down 13.6% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Animal Care Industry

A wide range of employers in the Animal Care Industry

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture


Managers and Proprietors in Forestry, Fishing and Related Services






Considering a career in Animal Care?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Animal Management Level 3

I’ve always wanted to work with animals – I saw the course and came to an open day and thought it looked really good. You learn about feeding and nutrition and how to properly care for the animals. It’s important to learn.


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

This course has helped me boost my confidence and taught me how to fully care for the needs of the animals. I’ve been really lucky to be able to go on field trips with the course. Visiting Africa was amazing as I got to see the animals in their natural habitats and it was a fantastic experience for me.


Studying Animal Management Level 3

I chose this course because I am very passionate about the wellbeing of animals and it has always been my dream career to work with them. The facilities at Kirklees College are fantastic, especially all the different species of animal we get to work with.