Animal Management

Animal management is a field of study that focuses on the care, welfare, and husbandry of animals, where you can learn about the science of animal behaviour, health, nutrition, breeding, and genetics.

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 zoos, farm and across our London campuses at Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, 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.

Higher Education

FdSc Animal Management and Zoology

Higher Education

BSc (Hons) Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (Top-Up)

Higher Education

BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Zoology (Top-Up)


Our animal care courses provide numerous job opportunities including roles such as:
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Zookeeper
  • Dog groomer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Zoologist
  • Animal behaviourist
  • Wildlife rehabilitator
  • Kennel and cattery manager
  • Conservation scientist
  • Aquarist

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.

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