This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of animal training and how these can be put into practice.
Learners will be able to combine knowledge of animal learning and behaviour to assess an animal’s suitability for training, design a suitable training programme, select appropriate training aids and then train the animal to achieve the desired result.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some knowledge of animal care.
The course will cover:
You will be assessed through written training plans and the presentation of a training programme.
You will be required to supply your own:
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.
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.