Northumberland College – Land Based Careers

Find a career doing what you love outside

Discover different options and how to get into them, from helping poorly pets in a job as a small animal vet to becoming a big cat zookeeper or army dog handler. There are lots of good jobs with animals, whether you want to go to university or start work as soon as possible.


Expanding your horizons

Here at Northumberland College we offer courses from Entry Level through to Honours Degree in partnership with leading universities. We embed employability skills that will help you in your future career. Discover the right course for you now.

Supporting you through every step

From the moment you apply you will be advised by our award winning Student Services team; accredited by Matrix, which is the quality standard for information, advice and guidance so you will get help right away. You'll also have regular meetings with your personal tutor to chat about your progress. They'll be able to give you advice when you're thinking about work or university-level study. Alternatively you may contact our Careers and Mentors team. Our Additional Learning Support team is here to help you with any specific learning needs you may have.

Something for everyone

Whether your passion is animals, plants or environmental – we have the course for you.


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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Kirkley Hall Campus Overview

A Day in the Life of an Equine Student

A Day in the Life of an Animal Management Student


If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your future, please get in touch.