Why choose us?
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 can be a great starting point in 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 gain hands-on experience in our indoor and outdoor animal units, including our very own commercial dog grooming salon, working with over 20 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 Park 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!