Animal Care


Northop and Llysfasi

At Northop and Llysfasi you can learn about caring for a wide range of animals. Our Animal Care Centres and Rare Breeds facility allow students to study in a real working environment and house over 100 different species.

As an Animal Care student you will experience all aspects of Animal Care from handling animals, feeding, health checks, designing enclosures and studying animal behaviour and welfare.

Our qualified staff offer a wealth of varied industry experience.


  • Modern facilities at the Animal Care Centres
  • Work experience with local businesses or abroad
  • Educational visits to rainforests, zoos, aquariums and shows
  • Guest speakers and live demonstrations from industry specialists
  • Rare Breeds facility (Northop)
  • 970 acre commercial farm (Llysfasi)
  • Short courses to enhance further learning and employability
  • Community and volunteering opportunities
  • Catered residential accommodation

Your Future

There's an exciting range of career options for you to progress to after this course:

  • University /Apprenticeship
  • Animal Sanctuary Assistant
  • Boarding Kennels and Catteries Assistant
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Animal Welfare Worker
  • Dog Handler / Groom
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Education Officer
  • Conservationist
  • Instructor
  • Pet Store Manager
  • Wildlife Park Assistant
  • Boarding kennels / cattery
Welsh nature observer and television presenter Iolo Williams introduces the Small Animals Centre at Coleg Cambria Northop.

Apply via Text

Text APPCC, your name and address to 88020.

You will then receive an application form through the post within the next few days.

(Texts are charged at your normal network rate).


Apply via Post

Download the application form, print it, complete it and then post it to:

Coleg Cambria Admissions
Kelsterton Road
Connah's Quay
Flintshire, CH5 4BR.

Application form (1.2mb) ×