Animal diplomas

Health, management and behaviour

Be part of an Ofsted Outstanding college and benefit from our dedicated animal centre with over 70 species. Through our unique Hartpury Certificate, you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and experience that employers or universities are looking for.

Our diplomas in animal management and science are ideal for those who enjoy practical learning. Depending on your level of study and achievements, your diploma could equate to enough tariff points for university study or prepare you for a rewarding career in the animal sector.

Developing knowledge and skills
A centre of excellence for animal husbandry, welfare, behaviour and science, we provide one of the best environments for you to develop high-quality expertise. Home to over 70 animal species, you could gain experience working with exotics, domestics, and invertebrates in preparation for your future.

Developing employability
As part of our unique Hartpury Certificate, you’ll undertake a work placement during your studies. We have partnerships with over 2,000 employers across the UK. You’ll also work as project teams to manage our own animal collections, developing your skills as an industry professional would.

Developing life skills
As part of your Hartpury Certificate, our lecturers and support staff will help to develop your confidence, resilience, and independence to prepare you for your next steps after college.

Ready to apply?

Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses get full. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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Over 70 species on campus

Erik Tihelka - Level 3 Diploma Animal Management, internationally published bee and insect expert

"I chose to study Animal Science at Hartpury because it focuses on the subject area I love. The facilities are unparalleled and I’ve had so many opportunities to gain practical experience working with animals."

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