This course provides you with knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. Combining practical and theory work, it covers husbandry tasks, handling and health checks, with a focus on small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents.
The course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the animal care industry or to improve their skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills, plus some knowledge of animal care.
You will cover:
You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment with oral questioning.
You will be required to supply your own stationery.
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.
Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.
As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.
When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.