This one-day course is aimed at giving you a basic understanding relating to zoological animal health and husbandry. You will gain theoretical knowledge on zoo animal health, nutrition, behaviour and enrichment, while applying this practically to some exotic zoo species we house here at Derby College.
You will receive a folder of information to help you in future studies.
This course is suitable for anyone aged eight years and over. You should have a general interest in zoological animal health and husbandry. You should also have a keen willingness to participate in both the practical and theory aspects of the course.
The course will cover:
There will be no formal assessment, but there is the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and formative feedback on performance will be given throughout the day.
You will receive a College Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.
You will be required to supply your own:
Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery or nail varnish should be worn on the day.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.
She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.
"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."