School of Animal Care & Land Management

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What Our Students Say

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”

Rachel

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”

Rachel

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”

Eve

Did you know!

  • Our animal centre contains over 50 species: mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, amphibians and fish
  • One recent conservation trip saw students travelling to a nature reserve in Botswana
  • Our Amazon Milk Frog had an operation on TV - Channel 5’s ‘Yorkshire Vets’

About School of Animal Care & Land Management

Welcome to the School of Animal Care & Land Management

The School of Animal Care & Land Management is based at the scenic Home Farm at Temple Newsam, allowing students to put theory into practice in a natural environment. All our courses provide practical experience and knowledge in caring for and managing domestic animals, farm animals, plants or land.

From horticulture to reptile keeping, our courses cover multiple key principles, including practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Ranging from beginner courses and Level 1 certificates to degree-level study, the School of Animal Care & Land Management caters for students at all levels and prepares them for a career in the industry.

Where will I learn?

Temple Newsam, Home Farm is one of Europe’s largest rare breed centres, home to over 400 native and rare farm animals. Set in 1000 acres of parkland, ancient woodland and gardens, nature really is your classroom!

Facilities

  • 200 acres – consisting of parks, lakes, gardens and ancient woodland
    Home Farm is one of the largest Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) farms in Europe
  • Animal Care Centre – houses approximately 50 species of small animals
  • Gardens – including a walled garden with herbaceous borders, Victorian glass house and a rhododendron walk

To get an idea about where you could be learning, come to one of our open events and tour our extensive facilities.

Safeguarding

We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and our dedicated Safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.
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Employment Statistics

Average salaries of the careers in this subject area are:

  • Animal care services occupations n.e.c.

    Average Salary
    £22,360
  • Veterinary nurses

    Average Salary
    £21,840
  • Veterinarians

    Average Salary
    £38,480