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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 3.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 17:30 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 20.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Get hands-on with our resident hedgehogs. In this mini practical experience, you will learn the importance of hedgehogs, exploring hedgehog ecology, conservation, field signs and how to encourage these creatures to live in your garden.

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. Please note there could be possible media coverage of this event.  Please contact Abby Bruce for more information: abby.bruce@derby-college.ac.uk

This course is suitable for ages 14 and over.
 

Entry requirements

You just need to have an interest in hedgehogs.

Course Content

This experience consists of an informative theory session followed by an actual hedgehog release.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

You will be given a Certificate of Attendance.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need:

  • Sturdy flat footwear
  • Suitable clothing e.g. jeans/trousers with no dangling drawstrings
  • To tie back long hair
  • To avoid wearing jewellery or nail varnish
  • Writing materials
  • Refreshments

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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 variety 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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A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents  she researched.

“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength.  I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”

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