East Durham – Animal Care and Management – Land Based Careers

Animal Care Courses

We offer a huge range of courses and subject options, and provide advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme of study.

Courses available at East Durham College

C&G Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies (Animal Care)

Full-Time

C&G Level 2 Diploma in Employability Skills (Animal Care)

Full-Time

C&G Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

Full-Time

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management

Full-Time

C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Full-Time
Upcoming Events

We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.

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Houghall October Come to College Open Evening

10/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening

31/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall November Come to College Open Evening

28/11/2018 5-7PM
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Animal Care at EDC

East Durham College’s brand new Animal Care centre has everything you’ll need during your course, including a snake house, lizard house, tortoise house, aquatics and small mammals. It also includes a commercial dog grooming studio, 22-bay dog kennel unit and a dog agility and walking area.

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Future Employment

£19-30k

Average Salary (RSCPA Inspector)

5118

Job Openings Per Year

77% Female

23% Male

Student Testimonials

Love my course and can’t fault it at all. All my teachers are great at their jobs and I enjoy the way we learn. They have been so helpful with me and understand me, supporting me through difficult circumstances.

- James Houseman

I love the course and wouldn’t change it for the world. I really love working with all of the different animals, particularly Zeus the chameleon and all of the rabbits and guinea pigs in the small mammal house!

- Sarah Turnbull

Campus Information

East Durham College’s Houghall campus in Durham is home to some of the best animal care facilities in the North, giving you everything you need during your course.

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Brand new Small Animal Care Centre, created as part of a £12.75 million redevelopment of Houghall
Small mammal house, including rats, chinchillas, degus, chipmunks, rabbits and guinea pigs
Exotics house, home to several species including blue-tongued skinks, iguanas and chameleons
Small mammal house, including rats, chinchillas, degus, chipmunks, rabbits and guinea pigs
Tortoise house including Herman's Tortoises and Horsefield Tortoises
Aquatics room, including axolotls and various fish species
New dog agility and walking area
Exotics house, home to several species including blue-tongued skinks, iguanas and chameleons
Inverterbrate room with species including leaf and stick insects, tarantulas and giant snails
New commercial dog grooming studio
Study in the heart of Durham in a college with over 80 years of delivering amazing tuition
Brand new Small Animal Care Centre, created as part of a £12.75 million redevelopment of Houghall
Temperature-controlled snake house, home to a variety of species
Large workshops and handling rooms
22-bay dog kennel unit
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