Whatever your experience we have a course to help you start your career within the animal care industry.


Do you have little or no experience in a working environment?  If so a traineeship could be for you?

Traineeships are a part of a Government initiative to help school leavers and young people with little or no experience get their foot in the door and start developing the right skills.  You’ll receive training from professionals and build the foundations for a successful career in the animal care environment.

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We strive to deliver quality, hands-on training to young people and adults, giving them a strong foundation for a rewarding career.

We work with a range of industry leading employers in the animal care sector, such as: Amazon World Zoo, Woozlebear Canine Hydrotherapy, Millets Farm Falconry, Comfy Critters Dog Grooming, Prickles Hedgehog Rescue Centre and many more.

On top of this, we’re accredited by the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) as a top training provider.

We have a wide range of courses depending on your experience, plus we can help you secure the ideal role.  Just contact us or look at the vacancies we have today.

We also work with the Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers’ Association and run a variety of dog grooming courses, for groomers at every level.  For more details on these courses please click here, or contact one of the team today.

10% Discount on dog grooming products
We are pleased to be able to offer a special discount for students studying with us, details can be seen on many of the Animal Care courses that we run.

We are committed to helping you complete your apprenticeship, in addition to the expert and highly skilled staff who will work with you throughout your apprenticeship we also offer a number of great additional benefits – click here for more information



  • Animal Care and Welfare Assistant - Level 2

    Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day to day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, laboratories, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals.

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  • Animal Care - Level 3

    Level 3 is the next step to developing your career working with animals.

    Including Managing advanced programmes for animal care, overseeing the bio-security of the animal care environment and co-ordination of customers and animals in the working environment.

    To complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship you will need to have a Level 2 qualification in Animal Care or the equivalent experience.

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  • Learning Mentor

    Mentoring is the foundation of all work based learning, but this is the very first time that it has been recognised as a role and qualification. Learning Mentors (LM) support learners of all ages and levels, helping them develop in their new work role, e.g learners maybe, apprentices or trainees, ranging from new starters to CEOs.

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  • Hound Care and Welfare

    Haddon Training has been working with The Hunting Office to ensure that skills from previous generations of hunt staff are passed on to new entrants.

    The Hunting Office is certain that part of the future of all forms of hunting will rely upon the training, education and qualifications for all staff coming into the industry, to ensure animal welfare is maintained to the highest standard in the future. It is important for all hunt kennels to take active participation in the promotion of the education of future generation of hunt staff.

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  • Dog Grooming Courses

    Whether you are at the start of your career as a dog groomer or looking to gain formal accreditation for years of experience, Haddon Training are pleased to be able to help you take the next steps.

    Our dog grooming courses, that are awarded by The City and Guilds London Institute, are short, affordable and recognised by the dog grooming industry, the Pet Industry Federation and the British Dog Groomers Association.

    Please click here for full details or apply today.


We’re award winning and recognised by OFSTED as Grade 1 “Outstanding”.  We’ve been finalists and winners of many awards including ‘Training Provider of the Year’ at the Apprenticeship 4 England Awards, finalists in the Times Education Supplement (TES) Awards and most recently national winners of the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in the Agricultural, Environmental and Animal Care in the ACC awards.

With over 20 years’ experience with apprenticeships we deliver quality, hands-on training to young people and adults, giving them a strong foundation for a rewarding career.