Funded Training Courses
for those unemployed and claiming benefits:
Our qualifications and courses are designed to help you upskill or move into employment and your ideal career. We teach skills that are valuable to employers and help you back into work or train for a new career.
Looking for a Career with Animals or Wildlife and Conservation?
Apply for Funding for our Training Courses
Animal Jobs Direct is an approved supplier with the DWP and you may be able to obtain course funding.
Through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), you may be able to gain access to funded training if you’re unemployed and claiming benefits.
How To Apply
Please contact your Job Centre Work Coach to ask if it is possible for you to access funding for our courses through the Flexible Support Scheme or Individual Training Allowances.
Ask your Work Coach whether there is funding available for you to study animal care, conservation or wildlife courses.
Your Work Coach will need to request this at District level and your course will then be booked on the Dynamic Purchasing System (Procurement Portal called Basware)
List of Funding Approved Training Courses:
Ofqual Regulated Qualifications
Level 2 Award in Canine Care and Welfare
Level 3 Award in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare
Level 3 Diploma in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare
Level 4 Diploma in Canine Welfare, Training and Behaviour
Level 5 Canine Behaviour Practitioner Diploma
Level 6 Diploma in Applied Canine Behaviour Management
Level 3 Animal Welfare Officer Diploma
Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training
Level 3 Diploma in Kennel and Cattery Management
Level 3 Diploma in Animal Assisted Intervention
Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
Level 4 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
Level 3 Diploma in Zookeeping
Level 2 Award in Feline Care and Behaviour
Level 3 Award in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare
Level 3 Diploma in Feline Care, Behaviour and Welfare
Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Nursing Assistants
Level 3 Veterinary Practice Receptionist Diploma
Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming
Level 3 Diploma in Zoology
Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife Rehabilitation Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Marine Biology
Level 3 Diploma in Marine Zoology
Level 3 Diploma in Marine Conservation
Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Animal Ethics and Welfare
Level 3 Diploma in Pet Shop Studies
Level 3 Principles of Cat Grooming Diploma
Level 3 Diploma in Feline Behaviour and Psychology
Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Rabbit Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Animal Shelter Management
Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Animal Rescue
Level 3 Diploma in Wild Animal Behaviour Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Animal Behaviour Studies
Level 3 Diploma in African Wildlife and Conservation Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Big Cat Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Primatology
Level 3 Diploma in Elephant Studies
Level 3 Diploma in Ecology
Level 3 Diploma in Responsible Tourism
Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Marine Animal Rescue
Level 3 Diploma in Animal Campaigning
Level 3 Diploma in Herpetology
Level 3 Diploma in Reptile Studies
Employability Skills / Introduction Courses
Working in Zoos Employability Skills Course
Working with Horses Employability Skills Course
Working in the Animal Care Sector Employability Skills Course
Working with Farm Animals Employability Skills Course
Working in Animal Rescue Employability Skills Course
Working with Exotic Animals Employability Skills Course
Working in the Pet Care Sector Employability Skills Course
Working with Dogs Employability Skills Course
Working in the Veterinary Care Sector Employability Skills Course
Careers Working with Animals
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Feline CoursesView Courses
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Conservation CoursesView Courses
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Dog Grooming CoursesView Courses
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Careers with Animals, Finding a Job working with Animals and Accredited Animal Care Courses
Animal Courses Direct offers various Ofqual Regulated Qualifications and Courses.
Our courses aim to explore and extend the standard and accepted levels and attitudes toward care and welfare of animals.
Careers with animals are varied and rewarding; there is a tremendous choice of different career options and these include: Animal Charity careers, Careers with Cats, Careers with Dogs, Careers with Horses, Marine and Aquaria Careers, Veterinary Careers, Careers with Wildlife, Careers in Zoos and Safari Parks and many other careers with animals such as Animal Therapist, Animal Photographer, working in Pet Shops, Pet Taxi Driver, Farm Manager and more. Many people instinctively have a desire to care for animals and begin working with them from a young age. For others, working with animals is a rewarding career change that enables the fulfilment of a lifelong dream.
A career with animals involves either working hands-on with animals: eg, Veterinary, Animal Nursing, Dog Wardens, Inspectors, Animal Care Assistants, Behaviourists, Animal Handlers, or working in an office based role, for example, animal charity management, fundraising, administration, campaigning, etc.
We work closely with many animal charities and businesses, providing recruitment assistance and advice to assist with finding the right candidates for many jobs working with animals. Our team understand what employers are looking for – job seekers who can show they have had relevant training stand a much better chance of interview and job offers than someone who wants to work with animals but hasn’t any training nor experience.
We offer a varied selection of accredited animal care and welfare diploma and certificate courses. Our courses have been designed in consultation with employers and have been created to the highest standards ensuring that our students gain useful animal care knowledge as well as valuable training.