WUC courses gain ABTC recognition

September 2020

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Students interested in animal-related careers have an exciting new opportunity. The Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) has recognised four animal-related courses, delivered by Writtle University College in Essex. By completing these qualifications, students will prove they hold the knowledge required to meet ABTC standards for animal trainers and behaviourists.

Lecturer in Animal Science, Debbie Emmerson, said: "We are delighted to have these four courses recognised by the ABTC. This is a testament to the hard work and high professional standards displayed by our staff. ABTC's announcement will enable our students to gain membership with professional organisations much more easily, without having to map and evidence their learning to demonstrate that they meet each of the criteria."

Industry-leading organisation ABTC, is a regulatory body that works to protect the psychological welfare of animals undergoing training and behaviour therapy by setting and maintaining standards of education and training required for animal trainers and behaviour therapists working in the UK. 

Our ABTC recognised programmes include:

  • DipHE Animal Science / Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare), recognised for the role of Animal Trainer and Animal Training Instructor
  • BSc Animal Science / Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare), recognised for Animal Behaviour Technician and Clinical Animal Behaviourist

WUC's practical, industry-focused courses help students to gain career-relevant experience. Staff work closely with respected organisations to offer students a strong starting point in their chosen sector. The ABTC are the latest of a number of organisations to recognise courses here at Writtle University College.

For more information on WUC's wide range of specialist courses and industry accreditations, visit www.writtle.ac.uk.