“Sparsholt has provided real industry experience at the Animal Management Centre. I feel more than prepared to go onto university, and ultimately into the animal sector."Charlotte Blackmore, Animal Management Level 3
With an international reputation for animal studies and zoo management, and rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Sparsholt is the ideal starting point for a career in this highly
Our specialist Animal Management Centre houses 1,200 animals from 200 species including rare breeds, domestic, exotic and large farm animals – enabling you to gain theoretical and practical experience relevant for most careers in animal care. We also have a reptile house with a variety of exotic invertebrates to add an additional dimension to your studies.
As one of the few colleges with a zoo licence, our Animal Management Centre is open to the public and students gain valuable work experience through their public interactions.
“I have previously worked at Edinburgh Zoo, Birdworld and Ecotrek – South African Safaris. Animal management students will benefit from my industry links and passion for sharing my knowledge of the natural world.”
Animal Training and Handling; Animal Behaviour Work; Zoo Keeper; Educational Officer; Pet Retail; Conservation Work; Companion Animal Breeding; Exclusive links to the Marwell Wildlife work experience programme
1,200 animals from 200 species; Zoo licence; Members of British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA); Grooming centre, kennelling and cattery, Specialist facilities for reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates…