The College of Animal Welfare was established in 1989 by one of the leading animal welfare charities, Wood Green Animal Shelters in Cambridgeshire. The vision was to use education to help tackle animal welfare issues and the problem of unwanted and abandoned animals.
In 1996, the College, known at the time as the Wood Green College of Animal Welfare, became an independently managed, not-for-profit, organisation in its own right and changed its name to The College of Animal Welfare. Today, the College has centres in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire and Scotland and specialises in training in the land-based sector.
We strongly believe that education and training is the key to raising standards of animal welfare. To this end, we strive to create new and accessible opportunities for learning, and encourage employers and those working with animals to undertake appropriate levels of training and continue with lifelong learning and education.
This is a Middlesex University programme and qualification, jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex and The College of Animal Welfare and quality assured by Middlesex University.