Bring your children to get hands on with our resident hedgehogs. In this mini practical experience, children aged six and over will learn the importance of hedgehogs. We will look at hedgehog homes, footprints, feeding and how to make a garden more hedgehog-friendly.
There will be a two-hour classroom session on hedgehog habitat, conservation and ecology before you accompany our Level 2 students to release the hedgehogs which they have been looking after over the winter months.
You just need to have an interest in hedgehogs.
This experience consists of an informative theory session followed by an actual hedgehog release.
There is no formal assessment.
You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.
Children should be accompanied by an adult.
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.
Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.
As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.
When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.