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Welcome to Animal Courses Direct

We offer an extensive range of Regulated Qualifications and Accredited Courses that are designed to enhance career and employment prospects in the Animal Care, Conservation and Wildlife sectors worldwide.

Why Study An Animal Care Course With Us?

We are the largest organisation in the UK, offering Ofqual approved qualifications that meet government regulated standards.

Why Study An Animal Care Course With Us?

  • We offer a comprehensive selection of accredited practical and online courses and have been improving animal welfare through education since 2005.
  • Our Ofqual approved qualifications comply with Defra Animal Activity Licensing (AAL) Regulations.
  • We understand how important it is to raise standards in the animal care sector through education.
  • Employees can make a massive difference to the animals in their care and to animal welfare if empowered with the right skills.
  • Our training & behaviour courses only promote force-free methods. Our courses emphasise ethics, environmental enrichment, behaviour, compassionate handling, and stress relief.
  • Our courses explore and extend the standard and accepted levels and attitudes toward the care and welfare of animals. We also educate on the broader issues that affect all animals, such as responsible tourism and the pet trade.
  • From the UK and Europe to Africa, the Americas, and beyond, we offer fantastic practical courses working hands-on with animals where students can make a real difference to animal welfare and gain valuable experience.
  • We provide advice about animal care careers and job prospects, and we assist our students in finding meaningful employment through our well established Job Board.
  • Our courses enhance career and employment prospects; many of our students have gone on to achieve their dream job working with animals.
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