Your career starts at The College of Animal Welfare
Choosing where to study is an important decision, so why choose us?
- Over 30 years of experience in delivering professionally recognised qualifications
- Learn from people with real industry experience
- Join a community of driven students who share your goals and aspirations
Learning designed around you
- Choose from one of our 10+ centres around the country
- Gain experience with an apprenticeship
- Study from anywhere with our unique online learning solutions
Don’t take our word for it
Thousands of our students have progressed into successful careers.
Your ‘Learner Journey’ explained
Professional tuition with professional people
Since 1989 we have been providing quality, professional tuition and have gained a well-earned reputation of excellence.
The ethos of our College is based around improving animal welfare through education and training, and to this end we strive to create new opportunities for learning; two of our most notable achievements being the creation of the first ever BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing programme in conjunction with Middlesex University in 1998 and the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants qualification.
When you choose to study with us, you will be joining a community of like-minded people who share similar goals and aspirations.
Experienced and qualified tutors
We are proud that our tutors are dedicated to providing you with the best learning experience in order for you, to not only achieve your qualification, but to excel and prepare yourself for future study or employment.
‘Apprentices and adult learners benefit from highly experienced tutors, who are specialists in their fields.’Ofsted report July 2022
Our lecturing team like to look for new modern methods of teaching that are creative and help you to enjoy your learning with us. Our lecturers all hold academic qualifications and industry experience in the subjects they teach and have either achieved, or are working towards, teaching qualifications.
‘Apprentices and adult learners develop significant new knowledge, skills and behaviours that prepare them well for their chosen careers.’Ofsted report July 2022
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We take great pride in our Equal Opportunities policy and will not exclude any student from a course on the grounds of age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy, maternity, disability, gender reassignment, race or marital/civil partnership status.Equality and Diversity Statement
Students with disabilities
We are committed to equality of access to all.
If you have a disability, you may have some questions before starting College, such as:
- Will there be any support in the class to help me learn?
- Will I be able to hear what people are saying?
- Will I be able to access the facilities?
We want you to enjoy learning with us and offer appropriate support, where required, to enable you to do this. If you have any questions that you would like to discuss before you start College, please contact us. We will be happy to talk through your options and try to address any concerns you may have.
All students undertake an initial assessment of their Basic Skills; this identifies any additional support or adjustments that may be needed during the programme.Disability and Neurodiversity Statement
CAW Learner Expectations
We want to provide a positive learning environment for all our students, to maintain this we promote the following learner expectations:
- Demonstrate mutual respect
- Be tolerant of differences
- Actively listen when others contribute
- Help and support your peers
- Speak quietly during group learning activities
- Only use your electronic devices for related activities
- Follow our policies and procedures
- Involve your peers, social exclusion is unacceptable
- Look out for your peers & be aware of your surroundings
- A visible ID badge shows that you are permitted on site
- If you need to leave the room please inform the tutor
- Ensure that you know the campus emergency procedures
- Check around you for hazards or anyone acting inappropriately
We are committed to seeking sources of funding in order to keep our course fees as affordable as possible. In 2013, we introduced a new ‘Pay as You Learn’ scheme, which now allows the option of some courses to be paid on a monthly direct debit basis, allowing you to spread out the cost of your training.
From time to time, you may find yourself in need of financial help to get yourself through your studies. There are many sources of help available, from loans and grants to our very own Student Hardship Fund.More on Student Finance