Northumberland – Animal Care and Management – Land Based Careers

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 Northumberland College

Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management Level 3

Full-Time

Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Full-Time

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (720) Level 3 (Conversion)

Full-Time

Advanced Apprenticeship Animal Care Level 3

Part-Time

Certificate for Dog Grooming Assistants Level 2

Part-Time

Certificate in Skills for Working Life - Land-based (Animals) (Entry 2)

Part-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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June Open Event

12/06/2018 4:30-7pm
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July Open Event

10/07/2018 4:30-7pm
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Summer Enrolment Event

16 to 31 August 2018 Various
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College Life

Northumberland College is the largest provider of further education training courses in Northumberland with centres in Ashington, Ponteland, Newcastle, Hexham and Berwick.

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Future Employment

£15,000

average salary

5,100

job openings per year

77% Male

23% Female

Student Testimonials

The course has opened my eyes to what else is out there. I’ve always wanted to work with animals and for all that hasn’t changed, I now know so much more about the industry…

- Nathan Thewlis

My favourite part about the course is learning all about different animals, as well as working on the zoo, assisting with cleaning and feeds…

- Kane Haines

Campus Information

Northumberland College is the largest provider of further education in Northumberland. The Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland is based around 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and fantastic facilities include:

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Zoological Gardens with over 200 species of animals including exotics, reptiles and birds
Two farms; Kirkley Hall and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills for upland experience
Equestrian Centre with stable yards, indoor and outdoor riding arenas
Two farms; Kirkley Hall and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills for upland experience
Tractor and arboriculture machinery workshops
Equestrian Centre with stable yards, indoor and outdoor riding arenas
Veterinary nursing and dog grooming centre
Zoological Gardens with over 200 species of animals including exotics, reptiles and birds
Brand-new £2.5m STEM Centre for sciences, based at our Ashington campus
Kirkley Hall Activity Centre with climbing wall, high ropes and zip wire
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A day in the life

Meet Waglands Dogs Pet Groomer - Arlene Adams

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A Day in the Life of a Vet Student

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RSPCA Short Tails: 
Puppy Rescue

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READY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE OUTSIDE?

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