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Animal care

If your ambition is to work with animals, our courses in animal care are a great first step. Not only will you be equipped with the skills and knowledge to care for a variety of different animals, you’ll get to put theory into practice, with industry placements at local farms!

Animal care courses

Why choose animal care at West Notts?

Hands-on experience

As part of our animal care courses, you’ll undertake real industry placements at local farms, giving you opportunities to care for and learn about a variety of animals, from domesticated pets to livestock, and reptiles.

Make new connections

On placement you’ll work with people already employed in industry who will be able to share their expertise with you. You’ll also be with like-minded people on your course so you’ll make friends with similar interests.

Gain additional skills

You’ll learn so much more than simply caring for animals. Our students are able to grow in confidence and communication skills, and will learn to work not just independently, but as part of a team. All great skills to help you move into employment or onto further study in the subject.

What our students say

Here, students working at White Post Farm, tell us what they love about their course; From seeing young animals blossom and grow, to growing in confidence themselves.


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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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