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Sarah Whitehurst and team, Life Sciences

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Animal Management

Our animal management courses are perfect for those who have a real passion for working with animals.

You will receive not just technical knowledge about the health, welfare and management of a range of animal species but also the confidence and transferrable skills that will allow you to progress effectively into management roles.

Our Courses

Our purpose built indoor and outdoor teaching centres provide students with some of the very best facilities in Greater Manchester. These include specialised teaching zones for each group of animals, veterinary nursing teaching facilities and dedicated treatment room, dog grooming salon, dog boarding kennels, Blue Cross rehoming centre and zoo animal zone.

Course content:

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Animal feeding and accommodation
  • Animal handling
  • Working in the animal care industry
  • Health and safety for land-based industries
  • Animal nursing
  • Animal breeds and grooming
  • The principles of animal biology
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Genetics and inheritance
  • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation
  • Care of exotic animals, zoo animals, ornamental aquatics, horses, livestock
  • Kennels and catteries

This course is taught at our Middleton campus.

Studying at our Middleton campus...

We have over 700 animals including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, alpacas, meerkats, rhea, bats, farm animals, cats, dogs aquatics and even wallabies! As part of our courses we have a small animal production farm where students help raise animals for food production. Additionally, we are members of Rochdale and District Riding Club and have a team of students who compete with our Shetland ponies.

Storm Pemberton
I had a lot of laughs with some great people at Hopwood Hall College, but I also achieved a great deal academically too. Working in a job at the same time as studying, I found time management crucial to achieving a stable work/life balance.

Storm Pemberton

Animal Management

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