Learn to deal with a variety of common wildlife emergency situations and to administer lifesaving first aid in a series of workshop scenarios. Explore legislation and conservation concerns as well as getting hands-on with our resident hedgehogs.
You just need an interest in wildlife.
This is an informal course covering emergency situation scenarios and appropriate first aid, with some information on laws and legislation relating to various British species. It finishes with a chance to ask questions and some practical handling at our animal unit.
There is no formal assessment.
You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the 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.
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.”