Is it for me?

You will need to have empathy and excellent communication skills. You will also need to have good time management and observation skills, be highly adaptable and be able to work well in a team.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at Kirkley Hall Campus and you will have access to Zoological gardens with over 200 species of animals, our on-site working farm, dog grooming parlour, dog kennels, laboratories for animal dissection and access to online resources including ZIMS and Vet Logic systems.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Falconry Days, LK9, K9 Camp and Tail Wags Limited, Edinburgh Zoo, Great North Museum.


pass rate on our agriculture, horticulture and animal care courses

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for agriculture students including:

  • Zoological Gardens with over 200 species of animals

  • Two working farms - Kirkley Hall in Ponteland, and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills

  • Dog grooming parlour and kennels

  • Laboratories for animal dissection

  • Access to online recourses including ZIMS and Vet Logic systems

Expert & friendly support