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
competitive industry.

Home to the National Zoo Academy, 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.


See where an Animal Management course can lead you to in the future:

  • Animal Management and Behaviour
  • Zoo Keeping