This experience aims to provide learners with an opportunity to meet and greet their chosen animals. Learners will get to feed their chosen animals, learn about their health and husbandry care, provide enrichment for them and handle them (where applicable).
The choices are:
Please ignore the date on the booking page as the experience is run at different times throughout the year. If you would like to put a note on your booking form with a desired date and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org, we will do our best to accommodate you.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged eight years or over.
The course will cover:
There is no assessment.
You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons - preferably steel toe capped. Alternatively you can borrow some from the animal unit.
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.
Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.
Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."