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Level 2 Certificate in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling: Exotic Pets - ReptilesApply Now »

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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 6.00

Start: 27/10/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. It will cover husbandry tasks, handling and health checks on the animals.

Offering a mix of practical and theory, the course is ideal for anyone looking to enter the animal care industry or to improve skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home. It focuses in particular on reptiles, including snakes, lizards and tortoises.
 

Entry requirements

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

Course Content

You will cover:

  • 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 »

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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