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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 5.00

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

Days / Times: Saturday 10:00 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 50.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

This one-day introductory course is designed for anybody who has an interest in lambing. Maybe you already have some sheep - or are planning to get some - and would like to increase your knowledge and practical capabilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All you need is an interest in the subject and to be prepared to do practical work such as handling lambs.

Please note if you are pregnant - or a woman trying to become pregnant – this course will be unsuitable for you, as you should not go near a lambing ewe.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Handling techniques
  • Preparation for lambing
  • Housing and care requirements
  • Feeding
  • Lambing
  • Lamb tasks
  • Veterinary treatment

How will I be assessed?

There is informal assessment and feedback throughout the day.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Overalls
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range 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.

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Daniel Wall

Daniel Wall

Trainee alpaca shearer Daniel sets out on his next life adventure

Trainee alpaca shearer Daniel Wall says the teaching and mentoring he received at Broomfield Hall has prepared him for his next adventure in life.  
 
Daniel, who is 20, recently left DCG after completing his level 3 Agriculture course with distinction. He is now working alongside an experienced specialist alpaca shearer near his hometown of Redcar, with his job taking him to alpaca farms all over the UK.  
 
Shearing alpacas – unlike shearing sheep – is a two-person job, and at around 15 minutes per animal, it takes five times as long. The shearing method is also quite different – alpacas have to be rolled onto their sides – and Daniel is grateful to Broomfield Hall for letting him practise his shearing technique.  
 
He said: “The Broomfield Hall college and facilities are lovely and my lecturers have been great. They helped me achieve the best grade I could. They never failed to teach us something new every lesson and gave us valuable life knowledge. I’m lucky to have had them teaching and mentoring me as they’ve enabled me to start my next adventure in life.”  
 
Daniel is keen to return to College to talk to students about his time there and has offered to help shear Broomfield’s alpacas next year.  
 
As well as two “brilliant” college trips to the Zetor tractor factory in the Czech Republic, Daniel also listed the “togetherness” of the agriculture students as one of the highlights of College life.  
 
He added: “Although we were taught separately, students doing levels 1, 2 and 3 mixed with each other. Broomfield Hall felt like one big family and I think that’s important in an education establishment.”  

“The Broomfield Hall college and facilities are lovely and my lecturers have been great. They helped me achieve the best grade I could. They never failed to teach us something new every lesson and gave us valuable life knowledge. I’m lucky to have had them teaching and mentoring me as they’ve enabled me to start my next adventure in life.”

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