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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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Steph Lovely

Steph Lovely

Hands-on Broomfield course helps Steph target Bachelors

Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.

Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."

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