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Develop your understanding of animal welfare and care

Whether you are looking to understand your pet’s behaviour, learn how to help them in an emergency, or make your passion a profession we have short term courses to help.

Make your passion a profession

Alongside our courses for passionate pet owners, we offer professional qualifications accredited by City and Guilds to help dedicated dog lovers start a career in dog grooming or hydrotherapy.

Our small animal courses are taught by specialists at our Common Leys Farm where we have a range of species including rabbits, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rodents, and exotic pets. Each course will be a mixture of practical and theory sessions, and after training and practical demonstrations, you’ll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice. For our canine courses, there may be the opportunity to bring your own dog along to practice your new techniques.

Professional guidance accredited by City and Guilds

Our Animal Care and Management courses will develop your understanding of animal health, welfare, handling and care. Our animal first aid courses cover a number of commonly faced emergencies and minor injuries; giving you confidence to know how to perform wound management and CPR, or treat an injury, allergic reaction, choking, poisoning or seizure.

We offer an abundance of courses specifically about dogs. You can learn how to understand your dog’s behaviour and body language, and how to transfer this into a successful training programme.

For those after professional guidance, our City and Guilds accredited courses cover the roles and responsibilities for professional dog walkers, best practice and techniques for dog grooming, and safe and effective practice for canine hydrotherapy.

Part Time Animal Care & Management courses

Dog Behaviour and Training

Part Time EPCS100P

The short course is designed for dog lovers and owners. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have access to both classrooms and the practical facilities. These include a commercial dog grooming room and a dog agility arena....

7th May 2024 - 28th May 2024

Tuesday

Animal Care & Management

Common Leys Farm

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Equine First Aid

Part Time ESCP107P

This equine first aid course, taught by a specialist professional is perfect for horse owners who want to be prepared should their horse need emergency first aid or treatment for minor injuries....

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Saturday

Animal Care & Management

Common Leys Farm

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Introduction to Running Your Own Smallholding

Part Time ESCR008P

This course is designed for those thinking of taking on farm livestock for the first time or those who already have a smallholding but want to learn more. The course is held at our Common Leys Farm Campus where you can take part in theory and practic...

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Saturday

Animal Care & Management | Agriculture

Common Leys Farm

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Introduction to Starting a Business in the Animal Industry

Part Time EPCV002P

Starting your own business or changing career path can be a daunting experience and often a bit of a maze to navigate. If you are passionate about the animal industry but need a bit of help to get your business off the ground, this short course could...

20th Apr 2024 - 20th Apr 2024

Saturday

Animal Care & Management

Common Leys Farm

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