Animal Management

Explore your passion for animals with our specialist courses in animal management, zoology, veterinary science and dog grooming.

We manage and look after more than 1,000 animals in our extensive zoos, collections and farms across our London campuses at Brooks Farm (Leyton), Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Forty Hall Farm, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham. Our animal collection ranges from mammals and birds, to reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

We offer a range of nationally and internationally recognised animal management courses, ranging from further to higher education. Taught by industry-experienced professionals and designed to support progression to employment, our courses can provide you with invaluable theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

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Our animal care courses provide numerous job opportunities including roles such as:
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Zookeeper
  • Dog groomer
  • Animal physiotherapist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Equine industry technician
  • Zoologist

Did you know?

There are over 13,000 businesses in the animal care sector covering everything from zoo keeping and farming to pet grooming and cattery management.

The pet market in the United Kingdom is one of the largest in Europe, with 45% of people declaring themselves as pet owners.

Our students conduct conservation research within the UK, Isle of Man, South Africa and South America.


Each of our campuses has dedicated teaching facilities and resources appropriate to the courses we offer, with exceptional tutors who are all industry experienced.

We have amazing animal collections that include two farms and two zoos, these are the perfect setting for you to learn from at our Brooks Farm (Leyton), Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham campuses.  

Our Enfield Campus offers additional modern flexible learning spaces including a large laboratory, a veterinary surgery learning environment and a large dog grooming parlour.

Lola's story

All of the courses I have studied at the College have been great and the practical side is what I have enjoyed the most. Lola studied animal care then progressed to a foundation degree in animal management and zoology