Animal, equine, and veterinary adult courses

Discover a diverse range of animal, equine, and veterinary courses at Northumberland College designed to cultivate new skills, prepare you for employment, or advance to university. Benefit from exceptional student support, industry-leading lecturers, and outstanding facilities.

We offer high quality residential accomodation, to enable students from outside Northumberland to study land-based programmes in specialist facilities.

Apply now to start your course this September!

Our full list of courses:


pass rate for Equine Management vocational and technical courses*

*Destination data, academic year 2023 (FT FE 16-18 students)

State-of-the-art facilities

Our animal, equine, and veterinary courses are taught at our stunning Kirkley Hall campus, boasting:

  • An Equestrian Centre with spacious indoor and outdoor arenas, a weighbridge, a solarium, and advanced performance monitoring equipment
  • An commercial zoo featuring over 200 different species, including lemurs, alpacas, armadillos, and monkeys
  • A fully-equipped dog grooming studio, mirroring professional setups, to provide hands-on experience
  • X-ray rooms, an operating theatre, laboratories, consultation rooms and scrub sinks, as well as canine and animal housing
  • Animal models and an advanced mechanical horse
  • A working farm


These facilities are designed to provide an industry-setting learning experience, ensuring you're best prepared for your career.