Our new £3.65m Zoological Education Centre provides state-of-the art training facilities

Our animal science programmes at Shuttleworth College enable you to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a successful career working with animals. The animal centre provides high quality learning opportunities in a practical environment. We are proud of our resource which is divided into specialist zones housing both domestic animals and specialist zoo species from around the globe.

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Part-time courses

For more details about our Part-time courses please use the links below:

Click here for courses at our Bedford or Shuttleworth campuses

Click here for courses at our Northamptonshire campuses

Courses we offer

Level 2 Intermediate

Animal Care Intermediate Level 2 (find out more)

Level 3 Advanced

Animal Management Advanced Level 3 (find out more)


Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) Level 5 (find out more)

BSc (Hons)

Animal Science BSc – top-up from FdSc (find out more)

What will I be doing?

Course Content

Course Structure & Expectations

Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Our Higher Education programmes can be studied either full-time for two days per week or part-time one day per week. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.


  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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What happens next?

Applying for a course with The Bedford College Group is simple.

Next steps