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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 14.00

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 255.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Exams (£): 90.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and understanding to safely and effectively provide basic treatment to one or more species of animal.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for candidates taking this course is 16 years.

Course Content

The qualification has one unit which includes health and safety, legislation relating to the use of veterinary medicines, signs of health and ill health in various species, safe and correct procedures for administering veterinary medicines, the procedures for monitoring the animal’s response and the actions taken in the case of an emergency.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment has two parts. Knowledge is assessed by an online computer test (evolve). Practical knowledge is assessed with a one-to-one practical assessment to cover the practices involved with storing and administering veterinary medicines.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Learners can progress to the Level 3 Award in Planning and Supervising the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines. Derby College Group also 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 Group 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.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.

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Archie Wensley

Archie Wensley

Work placement leads to Swingate Farm apprenticeship for Archie

All Derby College agricultural apprentice Archie Wensley has ever wanted to do is be a farmer.
 
The 16-year-old from Kimberly in Nottinghamshire, loves tractors and working outdoors so, as soon as he left school, he joined Broomfield Hall’s level 2 agriculture course.
 
Through college Archie got a work placement with local farm and equestrian centre, Swingate Farm and, after seeing his potential, owner Matt Blant took him on as an apprentice.
 
Archie said: “I like it. I get to do a bit of everything and every day is different. There’s a lot of variety and I don’t mind being out in all weathers. Swingate is an equestrian centre as well as a 130-acre farm growing re-seeded grass to produce good quality hay. I get to drive the tractor and I also help with hay deliveries. One of the best parts of the job is working with the animals. There are a few cows and sheep and I’ve been helping with fencing the sheep pen.”
 
Matt, who has provided work experience to Broomfield agricultural students for more than a decade, is pleased with Archie’s progress.
 
He added: “He’s a good lad – always keen and willing to learn. Enthusiasm is a good place to start. I offered Archie an apprenticeship as I can he’s got potential.
 
“Farming’s getting more and more technical so there’s a lot to learn. The tractors we use now are more like rolling computers.”
 
Archie, whose great grandparents were farmers, hopes to remain with Matt when his apprenticeship finishes or work at another farm near his
home.
 
He added: “I’m pleased to have moved on to an agricultural apprenticeship at Swingate Farm. My tutors at Broomfield have been great and I like everything about my agricultural course at Derby College. It’s all good. Everyone works well together and we help each other out on jobs like baling straw.”

I like it. I get to do a bit of everything and every day is different. There’s a lot of variety and I don’t mind being out in all weathers. Swingate is an equestrian centre as well as a 130-acre farm growing re-seeded grass to produce good quality hay. I get to drive the tractor and I also help with hay deliveries. One of the best parts of the job is working with the animals. There are a few cows and sheep and I’ve been helping with fencing the sheep pen

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