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Animal Academy


Are you destined to work with animals? Thinking of training as a vet, zoo-keeper or vet nurse? Why not take the next step towards building a future career with animals?

This incredible 5-day adventure is for young people aged 13-16 who aspire to develop a career working with animals. Delivered by our in-house team of zoologists and expert tutors, this immersive programme gives those destined to work with animals 30 hours of highly sought-after, practical experience - perfect for building your CV for university applications.

Animal Academy provides the perfect basis to achieve your dreams, giving you lots of hands-on experience with our animals! From wallabies to meerkats, alpacas and pigs, we’ve got over 700 rare and wonderful creatures from over 100 species to discover.

Learn about the unique lives of our endangered animals at Hopwood Hall College. GCSE Science coursework is reinforced with real-life experience resulting in better informed choices for further education.

Courses will be held on the following weeks 9am-3pm:

  • Monday 25th July until Friday 29th July
  • Monday 1st August until Friday 5th August
  • Monday 8th August until Friday 12th August

We can't wait to welcome you to our Animal Academy here at Hopwood Hall College and University Centre!