Centre of excellence for Animal Management

In our Centre of Excellence for Animal Management you’ll learn all the skills you need to turn your love for animals into a successful and rewarding career.  And with demand for animal management professionals set to grow by 3% by 2027, there is likely to be plenty of opportunity to achieve your goals!  

You’ll work with a wide range of species, learning about health needs, animal behaviour, breeding, nutrition and conservation, acquiring all the skills you’ll need for a fulfilling career caring for animals with a clear focus on conservation, research and education.

You'll be learning in new facilities developed specifically for your course including bespoke reptile and small animal care rooms, fantasic new animal pens and an industry-standard food preparation area.

Once you've completed your journey with us there are a number of different career options open to you working with animals ranging from Zoo Keepers to Pet Shops Workers with an average salary of £17,200.

Available Courses

All of our Animal Management courses are designed to prepare you for a wide range of working roles, helping you to develop specialist skills at Levels 2 and 3. You’ll study for diplomas and BTEC qualifications, learning both the scientific and behavioural knowledge that trainers need and the practical abilities required to effectively care for animals and their habitats.

In our Centre of Excellence for Animal Management you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gain work experience with industry leaders.

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There are number of different career options open to you if you want to work with animals. These range from Zoo Keepers to Vets and from Pet Shop workers to Countryside Rangers


From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College through our gallery.

My tutors have all helped me with gaining knowledge and vital industry work experience to make me employable. My time here has opened my eyes to how many different job opportunities there are in animal management, and this has really pushed me to achieve my dream career.
Harry Rayer

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Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you in our subject area guide.

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Centre of Excellence in Animal Management, get a sneak peek of the animals you could be caring for as part of your course and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Animal Management at The Manchester College.

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