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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 3.00

Start: 07/03/2019

Days / Times: Thursday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This Certificate enables learners to understand the roles, responsibilities and requirements involved in offering a professional dog walking service.

This will include current laws, legislation and codes of practice in relation to a dog's health and welfare, walking a dog safely and dealing with emergencies.

Entry requirements

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

Course Content

You will cover:

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a professional dog walker 
  • Understanding the requirements of current legislation and codes of practice for transporting and walking dogs 
  • Knowing breeds of dogs and their typical behaviour 
  • Carrying out a behavioural observation on a client’s dog   
  • Walking and controlling a dog  
  • Understanding problems, injuries and emergencies sustained to the dog and dog walker while walking.

 

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 have access to a dog for assessment and to supply your own accessories - such as a lead set - plus 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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Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

One of Lauren’s best ever decisions

Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.

She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."

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