Animal Studies

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About Nescot

Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.

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Animal Studies at Nescot

Nescot_FE_CoursePics_Animal_StudiesIn the Animal Studies department we recognise that the transition to college can be exciting but daunting. We pride ourselves on providing our students with a warm, supportive but challenging environment in which anything is possible. We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods because we know that students are as diverse as the animal kingdom.

Large animal care unit set in 12 acres of pleasant and attractive grounds, accommodating numerous species. Our lecturers are highly experienced in teaching, assessing and animal management.

What You Can Expect…

Evolving curriculum to meet the changing requirements of the animal industry.Nescot_FE_Video_Profile_Animal_Studies

Our course provision spans from Level 1 through to Level 6.

All students complete a work placement with an animal organisation such as Deen City Farm, London Zoo or Heathrow Animal Reception Centre.

While the courses are both physically and mentally challenging, this is a friendly, welcoming place to learn and you will find yourself growing in maturity and confidence throughout your time here.

The courses we teach attract people with many different career aims, from potential veterinary nurses and zoo keepers to stock managers and conservationists.

FE Animal Studies

Nescot_FE_Profile_Animal_Studies“My favourite part of the course is doing animal duties, where we feed the animals and check on their welfare. We care for a huge range of animals, from cats and dogs to chickens, pigs and exotics. Having regular practical experience with such a diverse range of species is a great way to prepare for our careers.”

Leon, Level 3 Animal Studies

Our Students’ Success…

Our students have gone on to higher education including:

  • Herpetology – Aberystwyth University
  • Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine – University of Surrey
  • Zoology – University of Roehampton
  • Animal Behaviour – University of Lincoln

Or directly into employment in:

  • Veterinary surgeries
  • Zoo conservation projects
  • Animal behaviour
  • and many others

Some students have set up their own businesses, such as:

  • Dog walking
  • Dog grooming
  • Birds of prey education

Future Careers in Animal Studies… Agriculture, Apprentice, Catteries, City farms, Conservation, Dog groomer, Farm worker, Forestry worker, Groundsperson, Horticulturist, Kennels, Pet shops, Quarantine work, Rescue centres, Stables, Teaching, Uniformed services, Veterinary nurse, Wildlife rehabilitation, Zoos and veterinary practices.


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