Our modern animal care facilities let you get hands-on with a wide range of species as well as learn from experienced staff including veterinary nurses and animal care specialists.
The animal care industry is worth around £1 billion to the UK’s economy
The ability to care for animals is a skill required in a wide range of organisations and nationally recognised qualifications are now required by the majority of employers.
Studying Animal Care at SRUC can lead to a wide variety of roles in institutions such as:
- animal welfare societies
- wildlife parks and sanctuaries
- city farms
- boarding kennels and catteries
- veterinary practices
- grooming salons
- pet superstores
Graduates have also gone on to become dog handlers for the police, prison service and armed forces while some entrepreneurs have opened their own businesses.
All of our courses have a clear progression route, enabling you to gain further qualifications after completing your course to help improve your career prospects.
The ability to care for animals is a skill required in a wide range of organisations and nationally-recognised qualifications are now required by the majority of employers
- NC Introduction
ABC Level 2 Certificate Animal Nursing Assistant
Animal Nursing Assistants provide a valuable contribution to the veterinary team by supporting qualified vets and veterinary nurses in the care and treatment of patients.
- ABC Level 2
Principles of Animal Care
This course is for anyone who wishes to develop more knowledge of animal care and gain a college qualification.
- College Certificate
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Fees and funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
Although our campuses are currently closed, you can still find out about life and learning at SRUC by joining one of our virtual open days. You will be taken to our old website to make your booking.
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