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Battersea Academy

The Battersea Academy is a centre for professional development that trains animal welfare practitioners from across the UK and around the world. Delivered by Battersea’s experts, Academy programmes are designed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills they need to operate their own rescue and rehoming centres effectively and to the highest possible standards.

Delivered at our London site, the Academy is open to any dog and cat rehoming or rescue organisation in any location, from small volunteer-run shelters to established animal rescues. Our programmes are a mix of classroom based learning and hands-on practical work in our kennels and/or cattery.

Our programmes cover up to date animal welfare principles, models and approaches to running a rescue centre. We work with participants before they attend to ensure each programme is tailored to the specific needs of the organisations attending.

During the programme itself we support participants in identifying changes that could enhance their rescue and, after they have attended, we support them in the impact measurement of those changes.

In addition to the learning gained from the programme itself, the Academy is also a great opportunity for rescues to learn from one another and share best practice.

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