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Level 2 Certificate in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling: Small AnimalsApply Now »

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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 6.00

Start: 10/11/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary


This Certificate equips learners with the knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. Focusing on small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents, the course covers husbandry tasks, handling and health checks on the animals.

Offering a mix of practical and theory, it is ideal for anyone looking to enter the animal care industry or who wants to improve skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home. 



 

Entry requirements

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

 

Course Content

The course covers:

  • Animal needs and how to promote animal welfare
  • Preparing and maintaining suitable animal housing
  • Demonstrating the feeding of animals and understanding their diets
  • Understanding animal social groups for animal housing
  • Carrying out husbandry tasks
  • Ethical responsibilities of keeping animals

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment, with oral questioning.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own stationery.

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 »

Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

One of Lauren’s best ever decisions

Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.

She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."

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