Animal Management

Subject Area Overview

By studying a course in animal management at Hadlow College, you can learn how to care for a number of different animals and become part of an industry which, with the growth in awareness surrounding animal welfare issues, continues to expand at an amazing rate.

Our animal management courses take full advantage of the facilities we have on site.  Within our purpose built animal management unit, you will be involved in the care of over 200 different species, gain highly practical training and learn about animal biology, conservation and behaviour.

We also offer a number of degrees in animal management, animal behaviour and animal conservation in partnership with the University of Greenwich.  These degree programmes make full use of our amazing facilities and take advantage of the strong links with industry that the College possesses.  They represent a ideal progression route for people interested in animal-related jobs or working with animals directly.  For more information on some of the career options and graduate jobs available in this sector, see the posts on the Hadlow College blog.

Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in animal management could involve working abroad with one of the many non-governmental organisations that exist, or consulting on animal behaviour issues. 

 

Initially, upon finishing my GCSEs I enrolled straight into my school sixth-form to study A-Levels. However, after a year and since I’d always known that I wanted at some point to work with animals, I decided that sixth-form wasn’t for me. Instead, I chose to join Hadlow and study animal management. The course is a great starting point for any career within the animal industry. I’m still not 100% sure what specific career I want so, by getting a good broad understanding, the course is acting as a useful stepping stone to a degree or some other form of further training. At the moment I am thinking of specialising in either animal behaviour or marine animals, but, to do the latter I will need to find some work experience in aquariums so that I have some knowledge when I come to apply for jobs.

Parris Still

Latest News

Industry Representatives Gather at Hadlow College to Celebrate Animal Management Student Successes

Posted on 25th May 2016 in Animal Management

We welcomed a host of industry representatives to our HE Animal Management Open Afternoon event on 20th May, to celebrate the hard work of our final year students. The event, held at the college’s Animal Management Unit, brought together students, staff and selected attendees from organisations who had provided invaluable support to the degree students in their studies, such as Plantlife, Colchester Zoo, the Pet Industry Federation and the RSPCA.

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Hadlow’s Agricultural Engineering Team Refurbishes Lord Colgrain’s Massey Ferguson 135

Posted on 17th May 2016 in Agriculture

Our Agricultural Engineering Team have recently completed the refurbishment of a highly notable Massey Ferguson 135. The tractor belongs to Alastair Campbell, the 4th Baron Colgrain, known as Lord Colgrain.

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Taster Day

Canterbury Campus, Hadlow Campus, Mottingham Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Event date 3rd June 2016 at 9:00am
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Fishing at Grove Farm Sat 4th & Sun 5th June 2016

Hadlow Campus

Event date 4th June 2016 at 7:30am
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