Passionate about working with cats, especially big cats, Sarah enrolled at Northumberland College to get hands-on experience working with animals at Kirkley Hall Zoo. She is now working with Cats Protection in Gateshead while studying her Foundation Degree in Animal Management.

Level 3 Animal Management.

Northumberland College has the best Animal  Management programme, and you gain hands-on experience working at the zoo at Kirkley Hall.

The wide range of animals you could work with and study, such as exotic species.

Staff are wonderful with such a breadth of knowledge. You can ask them anything. They really respect you.

Yes, I would. The college is really inclusive.

I worked for the NHS before coming to Northumberland College and was in a class with school leavers but was never singled out.

I did my work experience at the Cats Protection in Gateshead and they offered me a job over the summer, which I’ll continue while I return to Northumberland College to study a Foundation Degree in Animal Management.

I would never have got a job at Cats Protection without the experience I gained at college.

Student success stories

Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

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Why choose Northumberland College?

We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.

Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.

Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.