Animal StudiesAnimal Studies

Our department offers an introduction to the animal care industry and the types of careers available. The courses we offer will provide you with the knowledge required to work with animals, allow progression and the chance to enhance the skills required for FE, HE and employment. All courses include work related experience to enhance your employability skills; the College also provides a range of animal based facilities that you can access during your course. These include a dedicated mammal workshop, exotic animal workshop/classroom, science laboratory, aquatics facilities and newly developed grooming parlour and outdoor area.

Victoria Bond, Head of Animal Studies

“My experience at College was definitely a positive one and made me realise I made the best decision in coming here! The students are really friendly and I’ve made some great friends. The tutors are super helpful, easy to approach and will support you with any troubles you have. The Hex and College computers are really beneficial to get work done.”

Lauren Spittle, Animal Studies


Students have gone on to Lincoln University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Cumbria, University of Stirling and Myerscough College. Subjects studied include Animal Conservation Science, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing, Animal Welfare and Behaviour, Zoology, Animal Biology and Equine Science. Students have gone on to work as veterinary nurses, zoologists, wildlife rangers, dog groomers, wildlife biologists, pet shop assistants, stable hands, dog handlers. kennel managers and zookeepers. Employers include Wainwright’s Shelter, Vale of Lune Kennels, Little Beasties Pet Shop and South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

Your future career could be..

Kennel Worker   £12,000 - £17,000
Dog Groomer       £13,000 - £20,000
Pet Shop Assistant   £14,500 - £17,500
Veterinary Nurse   £18,000 - £35,000
RSPCA Inspector   £19,250 - £30,000
Animal Biologist   up to £70,000



What do I need to join?

You need to be motivated to work towards the skills and qualifications to support progression into an Apprenticeship or employment.
You also need good interpersonal skills, to be punctual and reliable and to present professionally in the work place.

General Information

A Traineeship is a work based learning programme tailor made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in an employment sector of your choice for a minimum of 100 hours. As a successful trainee you will have developed the skills and knowledge to apply for an Apprenticeship and be more skilled and confident to apply for jobs.
You will cover maths and English skills, work preparation skills and have a practical work placement.

Who is this course for?

If you feel that a work based learning programme is for you and are aged 16 to 24 without a full Level 3 qualification, a Traineeship might be for you.
If you have little or no work experience, a Traineeship might be for you.

Course Information Sheet

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Carrie Vale

April 24, 2019

Courses Taught: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Animal Studies

Elaine Ashworth

November 02, 2017

Courses Taught: Level 1, Aim Awards Level 1-2 and 2-3, Level 2 technical, Level 3, Level 4 HNC and L

Tracy Jackson

April 24, 2019

Courses taught: Animal Studies (All Levels)

Victoria Bond

February 09, 2018

Courses Taught: Animal Care and Management from Entry level to Level 3.

Department News

Erasmus+ Internship in Poland

May 15, 2019

Mucking in! For 3 weeks in April, a small group of LMC Animal Studies students carried out their Er

Hydropaws Visit a Big Hit with Students and Canines

March 11, 2019

The LMC Animal Studies department welcomed Gail Baker from Hydropaws, Morecambe, to learn effec

Hydropaws Flyball Visit

November 26, 2018

Animal Studies students and staff had a visit from Hydropaws and their Flyball team. The&n

Gdansk Zoo In Poland

September 05, 2018

Four lucky Animal Studies students from Lancaster & Morecambe College undertook three week

Student Profiles

Sam Wilson

May 31, 2018

Courses taken: Level 3 Animal Care & HNC Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Zoe Fox

May 16, 2018

Course taken: Animal Welfare and behaviour HNC

Tegan Davies

May 16, 2018

Course taken: HNC Level 4 Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Sarah Pollard

May 16, 2018

Course taken: Animal Welfare & Behaviour HNC

Eleanor Bain

May 16, 2018

Course taken: HNC Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Drew Farr

November 29, 2016

Courses taken: Animal Care Level 2 & Animal Management Level 3

Ashley James Parsons

November 29, 2016

Courses taken: Animal Management Level 3 & Business and Enterprise Level 3
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