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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 24.00

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 100.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Come and experience the life of a zoo keeper.  Our holiday club is designed for young aspiring animal keepers who want to help care for our animals.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Taylor via email: animal.unit@derby-college.ac.uk

Entry requirements

You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some basic knowledge of animal care.  You should be aged 8 - 12 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Feeding the animals
  • Enrichment building
  • Health checking
  • Cleaning out accommodation
  • Handling (where applicable)
  • Maintenance on the animal unit

 

 

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons, which should preferably be steel toe-capped, or you can borrow some from the animal unit.

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 or the Derby College website 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.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Zoe Longdon

Zoe Longdon

Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success


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.”

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