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Level 2 Certificate in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling: Small AnimalsApply Now »

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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 6.00

Start: 10/11/2018

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Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary


This Certificate equips learners with the knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. Focusing on small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents, the course covers husbandry tasks, handling and health checks on the animals.

Offering a mix of practical and theory, it is ideal for anyone looking to enter the animal care industry or who wants to improve skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home. 



 

Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.

 

Course Content

The course covers:

  • Animal needs and how to promote animal welfare
  • Preparing and maintaining suitable animal housing
  • Demonstrating the feeding of animals and understanding their diets
  • Understanding animal social groups for animal housing
  • Carrying out husbandry tasks
  • Ethical responsibilities of keeping animals

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment, with oral questioning.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own stationery.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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