Science & Animal Care

Gain the skills you need for a career in science, forensics or animal care

If you are looking for a career in the science, forensic science / investigation or animal care sectors, South Essex College is the place for you.

Our science and animal care is staffed by industry-trained professionals who are committed to providing you with top quality programmes.

Our courses span a number of subject areas that include applied science, forensic science and animal care amongst others. All of our courses are focused on providing you with the skills and grounding required to go on to higher education or pursue a career in the science field. We offer a range of levels, from introductory programmes right up to degree-level courses with opportunities for entry at all levels and clear progression routes.

Our animal care courses will help you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to work with animals. You will study a range of practical animal care modules that will allow you to progress to further studies and employment. Previous students have gone on to work in a range of environments including vets, animal groomers and even Whipsnade Zoo.

Our science courses will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to follow a career in science and its related areas, including:

  • Nutrition medical research
  • Pharmacology medical physics
  • Environmental science
Career destinations
  • Animal grooming
  • Phlebotomist
  • Lab technician
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Science teacher
  • Chemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Veterinary nurse
  • Toxicologist
  • Researcher
  • Environmental scientist
  • Health and safety manager
  • Marine biologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Oceanographer
  • Microbiologist
  • Coroner
  • Forensic pathologist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Surgeon