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EDC - East Durham College
Animal Care

The College offer a fantastic range of Animal Care courses at its Houghall Campus, on the outskirts of Durham City Centre.

Equipped with all of the modern facilities you would expect from a renowned land based college, the site boasts extensive grounds, a specialist small-animal care unit, labs, stables and a working farm with large animals available for curriculum studies.

East Durham College has teamed up with Bill Quay Farm in Gateshead to offer students in the Tyne and Wear area easier access to join the Animal Care courses that are usually run from the Houghall Campus.

Students will study a range of modules from animal health and biology to animal handling, feeding and behaviour. Students will also get to take part in a number of work placements. For example students could spend time at a veterinary practice, the RSCPA, on Farms helping with lambing - we have even had students on placements at a wildlife conservation centre in the USA.

The College also offer a range of courses specific to Horse Care and Equine Studies. CLICK HERE for details of those courses.

We can offer all you would need to help you pursue a career in Animal Care and related industries. This could be as a Veterinary Nurse, RSCPA Officer, Police Dog Handler or working at a Kennels, Cattery or in a Pet Shop.

Our Animal Care courses are also a great route into Higher Education and Degree courses such as Animal Management, Animal Science, Zoology and Veterinary Nursing.

As a highly respected institution within land based industries, courses at the Houghall Campus really will help your career grow!

The Animal Care department run their own online weekly newspaper which can be found HERE. It provides a collation of information from the EDCAnimalCare twitter feed and also includes animal news stories from world, UK and local sources, as well as educational and technology related subjects including UCAS links and updates.

For general full time or part time course enquires please call Student Services on 0191 375 4710.

CLICK HERE for details on our Animal Care Short Courses or please call us on 0191 375 4716.

Details of our main full and part time courses can be seen below.

Access To Higher Education Level 3 Diploma - Land Based Studies Option
Animal Care Diploma Level 2 (Full Time)
Animal Management Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 (Full Time)
Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3 (Full Time)
Animal Welfare - College Certificate (Short Course)
Bee Keeping - College Certificate (Short Course)
Dog Agility - College Certificate (Short Course)
Dog Agility Foundation Course (Short Course)
Dog Grooming Foundation (Short Course)
Emergency First Aid for Dogs - College Certificate (Short Courses)
Falconry and Owl Beginners Course
Foundation Studies - Land Based (Full Time)
Health & Safety Awareness for ROLO (The Register of Land-Based Operatives)
Horse Care Level 1, 2, 3 (ABRS) Certificate (Short Course)
Introduction to Dog Grooming - College Certificate (Short Couse)
Introduction to Dog Grooming Cutting and Clipping - College Certificate (Short Course)
Level 2 Dog Grooming Assistant - City & Guilds NPTC Certificate (Short Course)
Level 3 Introductory Dog Grooming - City & Guilds NPTC Certificate (Short Course)
Riding Horses Safely on the Public Highway - BHS Certificate (Short Course)
Skills for Working Life (Entry 2) Land Based Foundation Diploma
Small Holding (Short Course)
The Prince`s Trust Team Programme
Transportation of Animals - City & Guilds NPTC Certificate (Short Course)
Veterinary Care Assistants (VCA) Level 2 Diploma
Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Diploma
Work Based Land Based Operations Diploma Level 1 (Full Time)
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