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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 60.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some knowledge of animal care.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Behaviour assessments
  • Learning theories
  • How to apply training aids within a training programme
  • Training methods
  • Evaluating training programmes

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written training plans and the presentation of a training programme.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Training equipment e.g. clickers and treats
  • Writing materials
  • Suitable flat footwear and clothing
  • Lunch/refreshments

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 range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* 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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About Broomfield Hall »

Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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