Animal Care & Land Management

Available at the following campuses:

What Our Students Say

“I decided to study at Leeds City College because I liked the equipment and the rooms that they had, and I liked how it was a whole new space – it had only recently been built so everything was brand spanking new and it looked really clean and really nice.”


“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.”


I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


About Animal Care & Land Management

Do you want to work with animals? Or are you interested in land and horticulture? Whether it’s green-fingered skills or animal care, our Animal Care and Land Management department has a course for you.

From reptiles to poultry, growing plants to caring for domestic animals, our courses prepare you for employment or further study, in your chosen field.

Taught at our nature-filled Temple Newsam campus, you get hands-on, practical experience in the best of locations. With over 1000 acres of parks, lakes, gardens and ancient woodland; a Victorian glass house; Rare Breeds (classed by Rare Breed Survival Trust) , 800 yards of herbaceous borders, and an impressive Tudor-Jacobean house, Temple Newsam campus has a lot to offer!

Temple Newsam, Home Farm is one of Europe’s largest rare breed centres, with over 400 native and rare farm animals. The animal care building is home to a wide range of small animals, some familiar and perhaps others unfamiliar, as well as light, spacious classrooms. Each course covers multiple principles and practices of animal care across domestic animals and wildlife.

Transport to Temple Newsam

We’re easy to reach by train, car or campus bus – for full information please visit our Temple Newsam campus page.

There is a campus bus organised by the department, this departs at 8.40am from Leeds Bus Station and picks learners up at 4.30pm. The bus is payable onboard or termly, the cost is £5 per learner per week. Learners can book the bus when they have enrolled on a course with us. For learners on bursary they will be issued a free bus pass once their bursary application is assessed.

Staff Focus

Darren Campini
Fishing fanatic, iPhone addict, coffee and chocolate consumer.

Darren is a programme manager for the School of Land and Animal Sciences. His job is to make sure that students are able to achieve their best and progress to meaningful employment or higher level courses. The department is brand new and growing quickly. It plans on providing more Leeds City College students and young people in Leeds with even more animal care opportunities over the coming years.

“I really enjoy working at Temple Newsam campus and I take such pleasure in the experiences and opportunities we are able to offer students. Our lessons are sometimes interrupted by the cows mooing for their breakfast, piglets and lambs being born, and small mammals and exotic animals playing in their enclosures!”


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

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  • Animal care services occupations n.e.c.

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  • Veterinary nurses

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  • Veterinarians

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