Subject Information

There are over 100,000 jobs in the UK involving the handling and supervision of small domestic animals, horses, exotic species and farm or zoo animals.

Our own Equine Centre, farm animals, and a large collection of domestic and exotic animals help provide a real hands-on experience for all our courses. We have established an extensive work placement network within the industry. If you have a genuine interest for the care and welfare of animals then we have a course for you.

The Animal Management Centre provides a state-of-the-art setting for studying animal welfare, with large theory and practical rooms and housing for an extensive animal collection. Our students also have access to our award winning Rodway Farm and Equestrian Centre to further enhance their experience.

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

What our students say

Animal Care & Management, Vet Nursing, Dog Grooming Student Charlotte Wade

Charlotte Wade

I have learnt so much during my time at College. I had an unusual route into education, I was home schooled right up to my entry into College. The College environment was poles apart to what I had been used to. My dyslexia wasn’t formally diagnosed until I came to the College, then I was supplied with an LSA who I met with to discuss my written work, as I find it easier to talk it through rather than write straight away. This has been instrumental to my success. I never believed I was capable of doing a degree, the College staff have all been incredibly supportive and encouraging and gave me the self-confidence or belief to do it!”

Charlotte completed the Applied Animal Management BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree and is now working at Bridgwater College as a Student Liasion Team Officer.

Animal Care & Management, Vet Nursing, Dog Grooming Student Phillipa Atherton

Phillipa Atherton

It has been my dream to work alongside and learn about animals, and this course has provided me with the opportunity to do so. I believe that the course has led me closer to achieving a career in domestic animal rehabilitation as I get to work on a one-to-one basis with a number of animals in the collection from reptiles to birds to mammals.”

Philipa completed the Applied Animal Management BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree and is going to volunteer with marine and animal conservation organisations in Vietnam and Bali.