Further and Higher Education

Further Education – Animal Management

Our Further Education programme focuses on the City and Guilds Animal Management specification but education sessions can be tailored to other City and Guilds Animal Management modules, or to the BTEC, T-Level or A-level specifications. 

  • Duration – 90 mins. approximately.


  • The Roles of the RSPCA and its Influence on Animal Welfare Legislation
    Learners will identify the roles of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) including media campaigns, and it’s impact on legislation over the years.
  • The Roles of the RSPCA, Links to other Organisations, and Roles within Animal Care
    What the RSPCA does including how they work with other organisations to improve animal welfare. The varied roles available within the animal care industry will also be identified and discussed.
  • Roles of Rescue Organisations, Responsible Pet Ownership and The Animal Welfare Act
    The work that is carried out at RSPCA Woodside, how we match animals to suitable homes and the impact the Animal Welfare Act (2006) has had on the welfare of animals will be discussed in this session.
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Further Education Session
Module and Level
RSPCA Roles and Influence on Animal Welfare Legislation Level 3- Animal Welfare and Breeding
RSPCA Roles, Animal Care Roles and Links to other Organisations Level 2- Working in the Animal Care Industry
Roles of Rescue Organisations, Responsible Pet Ownership and the Animal Welfare Act Level 1- Uses and Domestication of Animals

Higher Education

University group visits to RSPCA Woodside will include the types of work carried out at Woodside Animal Centre and the process of rehabilitation of cruelty case animals. We can tailor learning sessions to specific module topics for Animal/Zoology university courses.

  • Minimum no. of participants – 6. 
  • Duration – 90 mins. approximately.
RSPCA Woodside already has a partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Vet School, helping to train the next generation of vets and vet nurses by seeing the care and treatment of animals brought into Woodside.

Please call 0116 224 2433 or email Natalie.martin@rspcaleicester.org.uk to enquire about your group.

Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside
Bully the Bull dog - Woodside

Outreach to Further Education and Higher Education Institutions

Duration- 45-60 mins. approximately.

A member of the RSPCA Woodside team can come out to tell your group about the varied work that we do. We can adapt any of the education sessions above and RSPCA Woodside can bring them to you. Additionally, we are happy to provide education sessions not mentioned above, we can tailor sessions to your group’s needs and can bring relevant resources to aid the session.

*We may also be able to bring a dog to the session to meet the students but this is dependent on availability and would need to be pre-booked.  

All education sessions/outreach sessions need to be pre-booked at least one week in advance by calling 0116 224 2433 or emailing: Natalie.martin@rspcaleicester.org.uk

Please wait for a confirmation from a Woodside staff member before organising your visit.

Bully the Bull dog - Woodside

Opening Hours

Centre Open for General Animal Viewing
We are open to the public to have a look around on Thursdays, Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Pet Shop and Reception
Open 7 Days a week
Monday - Friday: 08:30 to 16:30
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00

If you are interested in adopting an animal in our care, please go to the animal profile pages and complete the contact forms. Our team will then contact you to discuss the current adoption process.

Contact Us

Woodside Animal Centre
190 Scudamore Road,

General Enquiries: 0116 233 6677
Woodside Pet Shop: 0116 233 6677
RSPCA Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999

Email: animalcare@rspcaleicester.org.uk

What's happening on Facebook...

Donate through Give as you Live Donate