Animal Care Training Courses at Northumberland College, North East, UK

Animal Equine and Veterinary Nursing

Hello and welcome to the Animal, Equine and Veterinary Nursing Academy. Here you will find a wide variety of information about our courses here at the stunning Kirkley Hall Campus.

We have an extensive amount of resources, including our own BIAZA approved and Zoo licenced Zoological Gardens containing over 200 species including lemurs, marmosets, tamarins, wallabies and Rheas.

Alongside the zoo we also have our equestrian facilities which include two 60x30m outdoor all weather arenas, a 50x25m indoor arena a BE X Country Course and so much more!

If it is veterinary nursing you are interested in we also have our own bespoke teaching rooms including a mock X-ray and surgical room, as well as access to our animals on the zoo.

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Ours students are able to gain fantastic real work experience at the zoo or at equine shows and the annual Horse Trials or out in a veterinary practice, all essential for building the vocational skills and character building essential for employment

We have courses ranging from Entry Level to Foundation degree and we also have apprenticeships available in each area, please do click on the links below for more specific information about each course. We have the right course to cater for your needs. 

We also recommend for further information that you visit our Kirkley Hall Campus website.

Northumberland College is a member of the National Land Based College, a UK-wide virtual college championing skills development and providing a digital hub for land based careers, education and training. We encourage students to visit the NLBC website and register with them to receive ongoing skills support throughout your career.


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