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Animal Care College – Caring for people caring for animals | ADLC Member

Leading Animal Care

As the first college in the UK to offer distance learning in animal care, we started with a vision: to combine the convenience of studying at home with dedicated tutor support and a quality education in caring for animals.

Four decades on, we’ve expanded our offering, giving students from all walks of life the opportunity to choose from over 50 quality courses and career pathways, building on their love for animals, and turning care into a career.

On Your Terms

Our course materials are easy to pick up, well written and clearly structured, so whatever your routine, it’s easy to progress.

What’s more, you can start your course whenever you want, and hand in your work when it’s ready. No waiting around for term to begin. No deadlines to disrupt your day to day.

Recognised by Industry Professionals

We’ve partnered with many of the UK’s leading providers in animal care, building a strong reputation for both our brand, and our courses.

We’re proud of the relationships we’ve built within the industry, and of the expertise this enables us to pass on to our students.

Accredited by Leading Bodies

Our courses have been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme*. This means that the Animal Care College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The accrediting body for the Animal Care College is the Pet Education, Training and Behaviour Council (PETbc).

In addition to their Animal Care College award, students can choose to have their individual achievements recognised by the PETbc**. This endorsement means that courses have been externally verified and the Animal Care College has been approved and assured by the PETbc standards group of qualified professionals.

Animal Care College is affiliated with ABCC, the UK’s only Trade Association for distance learning providers. As a member college, we have agreed to abide by a rigorous code of ethics to give you an assurance of quality and fair dealing.

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Our Courses

Advanced Canine Psychology (Level 4)
Advanced Canine and/or Feline Care (Level 2)
Advanced Care and Management of Dogs and Cats
Advanced Equine Psychology (Level 3)
Advanced Feline Psychology (Level 3)
Advanced Health Care for Dogs and Cats (Short course Level 3)
Advanced Horse and Pony Care (Level 3)
Advanced Nutrition for Dogs and Cats (short course Level 3)
Anatomy & Physiology of Dogs and Cats
Animal Care
Animal Grooming Theory
Behavioural Modification (Dogs) for Professionals
Breeding Dogs and Cats
Canine Behaviour
Canine First Aid
Canine Psychology
Canine Welfare and Dogs in Society (Advanced Short Course Level 3)
Care & Management of Small Companion Animals
Career Paths in Animal Care
Caring for Animals - Rabbits
Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries
Caring for Animals in Pet Shops
Caring for Animals in Rescue Centres
Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling
Complementary Therapies for Pets
Dog Breeding
Dog Grooming
Dog Training Class Instruction
Equine Studies
Feline Breeding, Birthing and kitten care
Feline First Aid
Fit for Life: Training, Feeding and Caring for the Family Dog (Level 2)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Support Course (Foundation)
Health, Safety, Legal and associated issues in Animal Care
Horse and Pony Care (Parts 1 and 2)
Intermediate Canine Psychology (Level 3)
Intermediate Equine Psychology (Level 2)
Intermediate Feline Psychology (Level 2)
Introduction to Canine Psychology (Level 1)
Introduction to Equine Psychology (Level 1)
Judging Diploma (Level 3)
Kennel and Cattery Management (Level 3)
Modern Theories of Canine Behaviour, Psychology & Training
Modifying Canine Aggression (Level 4)
Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats
Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats
Pet Bereavement Counselling
Pet Psychology
Pet Sitting, Dog Walking and Home Boarding (Level 3)
Puppy Training Class Instruction (Level 3)
Re-homing Animals (Advanced short course level 3)
Showing Dogs (Level 2)
Transport and Restraint of Small Animals (advanced short course Level 3)
Understanding the Family Dog
Veterinary Practice Receptionist (level 3)

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Old Station House
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