Animal Care & Land Based

Choosing a course in Animal Care & 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.

Animal Care Students Handling Rabbits
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Our Animal Care and Land Based courses are available across Levels 1, 2 and 3. Teaching is delivered at Taylor Hill Animal Centre, which has state-of-the-art facilities, including an aquarium, pet grooming studio and farm, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in your field of study.

Our courses cover a range of elements of animal and environmental studies, from business management to veterinary care. Our dedicated team of educators have years’ worth of experience and will help you hone your skills and realise your full potential. 

Animal care is an ever-present field and there has never been a better time to enter land studies, as we enter a critical time for making sustainable decisions for the environmental wellbeing of our country and our planet. 

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College 16-18

College 16-18 (10)

College Higher Skills

HE & Higher Skills (1)

College Adult Education

Adult Learners 19+ (16)

Why work in the Animal Care Industry?

Employment in Agriculture and Animal Care roles are down NAN% since 2021

Wide range of jobs in the Animal Care Industry

A wide range of employers in the Animal Care Industry

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.
A young male student from Kirklees College wearing green overalls and feeding a goat


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.  


Animal Management HND Level 5

I have enjoyed my course because I get to interact with animals every day. The tutors are really helpful, and are always there to provide support if I am stuck on something. The facilities at Taylor Hill are fantastic and well maintained. I really enjoyed studying at Kirklees College


Animal Management HND Level 5

Taylor Hill has a wide variety of animals which meant I could experience different animal environments first-hand. There is a handy library at Taylor Hill and plenty of computers available. Kirklees College provides a wide range of courses, which you can study in a supportive and safe environment, to prepare you for your chosen career.


Animal Management HND Level 5

The tutors are highly knowledgeable and really supportive. The facilities are amazing, there are so many different species of animals and I learnt many aspects in husbandry which aided my assignment work. The once in a life opportunity to visit South Africa was my favourite part of the course.