Animal Courses

Animal Care Online Courses

Our online courses covering the different areas of animal care have been developed and regularly updated over many years by professionals in their field, who have contributed their time and expertise to help you acquire the right knowledge and skills in

animal related programs via distance learning.

Throughout history, animals have played an integral part in human affairs and the better we understand animals, the more we can ensure their health and protection, whether it’s our beloved pets, farm livestock, or wildlife animals. Complete an animal course from ADL at your own pace with no deadlines or pressure to finish quickly, to help achieve your career or personal goals.

Study on your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop PC from anywhere in the world at home, work, library, cafe, the beach, or when you travel. A small selection of our online animal courses include:

Learn online via distance learning:  With mentor/tutor support throughout, our animal courses are equally applicable to the UK and the rest of the World. Whether you’re currently working with animals, or want to acquire the skills to care for animals, we have a course for you.

Get an animal course qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as “recognised” on the Ofqual Register.

Increase your chances of getting noticed. Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so. So, whether you wish to care for animals, or do your bit to help them survive in the wild for a charity, we have a course for you.

Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to understand the animals in your care better and increase your areas of expertise and possibly enhance your earning potential. Be seen as a “safe pair of hands” by your work colleagues and management. Use your qualification to help gain promotion.

Learn about animals:  Improve your personal development and relationship with your animal companion or specific species, by understanding their welfare needs. Choose a specialist course in Ornithology (birds), Herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), Primatology (primates), or in livestock like Pigs, Cows, Sheep, Goats and many more!

Can’t find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email:

Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to employment and/or higher qualifications. You’ll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.

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