School of Land & Animal Sciences

Practical Small Animal Care (ABC) Certificate Level 1

Care for domestic animals with our practical course. You will learn how to assist with the care of animals and ensure animal accommodation meets hygie...

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Practical Animal Care (ABC) Certificate Level 2

Take your practical skills and knowledge to the next level with this course. You will learn how to maintain animals’ health and wellbeing. You will ...

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Practical Small Animal Care ABC Certificate Entry Level 3

Nurture in nature as you learn how to care for animals. You will learn how to maintain a small animal's health and recognise their important body part...

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About the School

The School of Land & Animal Sciences is based at the scenic Home Farm at Temple Newsam, allowing students to put theory into practice in a natural environment. Courses cover multiple principles and practices of animal care across domestic animals and wildlife. Students can expect to gain management knowledge as well as practical experience with grooming and caring.



Access to farm animals and farm land, rustic classrooms, parkland, domestic animals and observation opportunities.

Store Links

Spaces are open on our Canine First Aid course which you can book on to via the store.


What courses do you offer?

We offer Practical Small Animal Care, Practical Animal Care and Practical Animal Care Skills.

What are the progression routes from these courses?

Progression routes are available from Entry Level through to Level 3.

What careers do your qualifications lead to?

After completing our courses students can progress to various roles. These roles include: animal care/rescue centre worker, kennel/cattery assistant, veterinary care assistant, dog grooming assistant, RSPCA welfare officer, dog handler, dog walker/pet sitter and pet shop assistant.

Does the college offer any financial support for students?

Yes, students can apply for the college bursary which can pay for travel passes, college meals and trips. Students with children can also gain support with childcare to support their studies.

Which campus are you based at?

We are based at Temple Newsam Home Farm.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

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