Our Animal Care Courses

Funded Courses for those who are unemployed and on benefits  
Our qualifications and courses are designed to help you up skill or move into employment and your ideal career.

You may be able to gain access to training if you’re unemployed and claiming benefits.

We offer many courses and accredited qualifications that can be funded by local Job Centres.

We teach skills that are valuable to employers and help you back into work or train for a new career.

If you are unemployed and claiming benefits, we suggest that you contact your local Job Centre Work Coach who may be able to help you access funded training,

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We are the largest organisation in the UK offering Ofqual regulated animal care courses that meet rigorous government regulated standards.

Our Ofqual qualifications comply with Animal Activity Licensing Regulation requirements.


Our animal courses are accredited and recognised by employers; they are designed to enhance career and employment prospects. 

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Animal Courses Direct offers various Ofqual Approved Qualifications and has been Approved and Accredited by various National Awarding Bodies including: Lantra, AIM Qualifications, and Open College Network West Midlands. Our tutors and course writers are experienced animal care professionals, experts in their field and passionate about animal care and welfare. Our animal care courses are constructed following the standards of the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework). Learners will receive excellent standards of tutoring and the best quality of study materials available.

Our courses are unique as we place great emphasis on ethics and welfare in animal care. The feedback from students is a testimony to the passion and commitment of everyone at Animal Courses Direct, dedicated to providing the highly informative animal care courses that raise the standards in animal care education. 

It's never too late to turn your compassion for animals into a rewarding career. Graduates include school leavers to mature students, and there are no age limits. Our courses are available to students worldwide. Our animal care courses from level 1 - 4 are open entry, and there are no prior qualifications necessary. 
You may be eligible to receive funding for your studies. Please visit our course funding section for more information.

Employers look for a combination of relevant training and practical experience. Animal Courses Direct provides both. Our animal care courses will improve your prospects of getting a job working with animals