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Animal Management courses at St Helens College offer an exciting pathway into this rewarding industry through full and part-time courses.

Many people dream of working with animals from a young age, other people decide later in life that this is what they want to do, and St Helens College is a great starting point to kick-starting your chosen career.

Whether you wish to understand more about caring for animals, take your first step towards becoming an animal care assistant, or even start your own dog grooming business, we have a course suited to you.

You will benefit

At St Helens College, you'll benefit from hands-on experience in our indoor and outdoor animal units, including our very own commercial dog grooming salon, working with over 50 different animal species including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and other exotic creatures. 

Our tutors are also experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too, so you can rest assured that you are learning from the very best.

You will succeed

All of our courses are independently accredited by long-established, awarding organisations with qualifications such as BTEC and NVQ. It's easier to get a job when you have a nationally recognised qualification.

You'll also have the opportunity to visit animal sanctuaries, shows and competitions such as Knowsley Safari and Dogs Trust.

You will stand out

The animal management industry has a competitive jobs market and it is important that you arm yourself with the qualifications, experience and skills required to succeed within the animal management sector.

You must be hard working, motivated and passionate about animals, in order to succeed. As well as having patience and the ability to communicate with the animals, you should also have good people skills, as working with animals often involves significant contact with people; from re-homing an animal, to teaching people to train their animals or speaking about animal welfare in public.

If you want a career you can be passionate about, where no two days are the same and you are committed to making a difference, then working with animals could be for you!

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A qualification in animal management could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020 is 3.7%. 4,110 animal management jobs within our region by 2020. £14k-£37k+ average earning
potential per year
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources. See back cover for more information.

Knowsley Safari Park
Pets at home
Merseyside Dogs Home

Why study Animal Management with us?

Onsite Animal Units

Our indoor and outdoor animal units house mammals, reptiles, birds and other exotic creatures.

Progression Routes

Your course can help you to secure a place at university or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have lots of industry links with Dogs Trust, Knowsley Safari and many more!

Industry Experts

Our tutors are experienced industry experts and passionate about Animal Management.

The Dog Studio

We have a fully equipped, commercial dog grooming unit on site.

Interactive Learning

Your learning is very interactive and engaging as you work with over 50 different animal species.