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Saturday 22 June

Open Day

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Animal management at London's environmental college

If you are interested in a career working with animals, then you should explore our specialist courses in animal management, zoology, and veterinary science.

Our courses are designed to focus on practical experience. We manage and look after more than 1,000 animals in our extensive zoos, collections, and farms 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. Each campus has dedicated training facilities and resources, including exotic and aquatic rooms, aviaries, large animal enclosures and paddocks.

Why come to an Open Day

See what life is like at Capel Manor College:

  • Explore your local campus and its facilities
  • Discuss courses with tutors
  • Meet current and future students
  • Watch live talks and demonstrations
  • Receive support with your application
  • Apply to secure your place for September 2024

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Hazel's story

I loved working with the animals and getting hands-on experience. Recognising ill health and abnormal behaviour in animals has allowed me to improve their health and wellbeing. Hazel studied a Level 3 animal management course before progressing to higher education to study veterinary medicine. Her goal is to become a vet.

Career prospects


Zookeepers are responsible for maintaining the health, safety, and welfare of different types of animals. They work closely with animals to spot signs of disease, stress, or injury.

Veterinary Surgeon

Vets are vital to the welfare of animals. Their role is varied but some responsibilities include diagnosing illnesses, treating sick or injured animals, and carrying out health checks.


A zoologist studies animals and their behaviour. They study specific species and populations of animals, and work in the field, out in captivity, or in a laboratory.

Find us

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  • Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BS

    Tel: 020 8778 5572, Map

  • By bus: 157, 358, 410, 249, 432, 322, 417, 3, 363, 202 and 931

    By rail: Served by Crystal Palace Station (from Victoria, London Bridge and Dalston Junction)

  • Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4RQ

    Tel: 0303 003 1234Map

  • By car: The Campus is situated just off junction 25 of the M25 and the A10 Southbound

    By rail: Served by Turkey Street Station (from Liverpool Street Station), the College is approximately 20 mins walk from Turkey Street

    By bus: Buses 217 and 317

  • Popes Lane, Acton, W3 8LQ

    Tel: 020 8993 6266, Map

  • By tube: Acton Town Station (Piccadilly line) is 10 minutes’ walk from the Campus

  • Mottingham Lane, Mottingham, London, SE12 9AW

    Tel: 020 8676 0870, Map

  • By bus: Jevington Way, Alnwick Road, and Mottingham Way stops are within five minutes' walk of the Campus

    By rail: Mottingham station is a 23 minute walk from the Campus, with regular services to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Dartford

    By car: Mottingham Campus is located on Mottingham Lane, just two minutes’ drive from the A20 Sidcup Road/South Circular Road roundabout

  • The Store Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR

    Tel: 020 7486 7930, Map

  • By tube: The Campus is very well served by tube stations on various lines including Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line), Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines), Baker Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines) and Camden Town (Northern line)

Register for our Open Day

Find a course

Upcoming event

Saturday 22 June

Open Day

Explore your local campus from 10am to 3pm:

  • Meet our tutors
  • Discuss a range of courses
  • Apply for September 2024