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Trading names:
College of Animal Welfare

About this provider

The College of Animal Welfare was established in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire in 1989 by a leading animal welfare charity to further animal welfare through education and training.

Today the College is an independently managed institution and one of the leading providers of animal care and veterinary nurse education, operating from four training centres across the UK. The College has gained a well-earned reputation for excellence, delivering quality training and education to those wishing to start a career in the animal care or veterinary nursing industry.

In 2012, the College expanded by establishing CAW Business School, offering a range of business and accountancy programmes to those throughout the Eastern region and beyond.

What employers are saying

Based on 17 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 5 out of 17 reviews
  • Good 11 out of 17 reviews
  • Poor 1 out of 17 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 17 reviews


  • Communication with employers (10)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (8)
  • Improving apprentice skills (6)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (5)
  • Adapting to my needs (4)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (4)
  • Getting new apprentices started (3)
  • Training facilities (3)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

Things to improve

  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (6)
  • Communication with employers (5)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Getting new apprentices started (2)

18 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Accounting Framework 2 Details
Animal Care Framework 2 Details
Animal Care Framework 3 Details
Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Standard 2 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Business and Administration Framework 2 Details
Business and Professional Administration Framework 4 Details
Customer Service Framework 3 Details
Customer service practitioner Standard 2 Details
Equine Framework 3 Details
Medical Administration Framework 2 Details
Medical Administration Framework 3 Details
Nursing Assistants in a Veterinary Environment Framework 2 Details
Operations / departmental manager Standard 5 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details
Team leader / supervisor Standard 3 Details
Veterinary Nurse Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01480 422060

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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