Billy Cooper
Billy Cooper Studying HND Animal Management at Hopwood Hall College and University Centre Animal Management

Billy made the most of every opportunity on his course – even becoming the chair of the Conservation Society Initiative (CSI). He’s now progressed to our University Centre to gain the most cutting edge skills in Animal Management.

“The facilities are excellent. It’s hard to believe there’s such an extraordinary place like this in Greater Manchester!”

Chloe Cooney
Chloe Cooney Studying Veterinary Nursing at University Centre Myerscough Animal Management

Chloe was no stranger to working with the college’s 700+ animals during her course and this gave her great footing to enter a highly competitive industry.

“I really couldn’t imagine not being able to get hands on experience working with the animals. Along the way I built up my confidence and gained so many valuable skills”

Kevin Riley
Kevin Riley Runs his own dog walking business Level 2 Certificate Competence in Dog Walking

Kevin was working as a photocopying engineer until he studied his part-time course and turned his side hustle into a fully-fledged business.

“The course allowed me to grow a business and take control of my life”

Mia McDougall
Mia McDougall Animal Care Assistant, Vets Now Animal Management

Mia knew that she needed to pursue her dream of working with animals after seeing the facilities at Hopwood. It meant she had the great opportunity of care for rare and wonderful wildlife as she strived towards her goals.

“My advice would be to make sure you always get involved in practicals as you may never get to do it again outside of college”

Vanessa Beesley
Vanessa Beesley Owner of Marley’s Makeovers Animal Management

Vanessa knew she wanted to work with animals and had an entrepreneurial flair. Once she had the right qualification, she was primed to open her own business and become her own boss.

“I really enjoyed the practical side of the course, loved all the animals, and of course the friends I made at the college”

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