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


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 wide array of employers across England and Wales from dog groomers to rescue centres, zoos and falconaries – simply click here to view our current vacancies.

We’re able to offer apprenticeships to suit your skill level and career interests and aspirations, plus we can help you secure the ideal role. If you would like to discuss an apprenticeship or are simply unsure which apprenticeship would fit your experience or goals just contact our friendly team.

If you would like to hear from Codie, one of our animal apprentices, simply click below to view a short video.

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 coordination 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 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 generations 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 is pleased to be able to help you take the next steps.

    Our dog grooming courses, which 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.

As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider, we always deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications in both England and Wales and have been since 1997. With our help, you’ll be able to find an apprenticeship that best suits you.