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 focuses on reptiles including snakes, lizards and tortoises. It is ideal for someone looking to enter the animal care industry or to improve skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home.
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills with some knowledge of animal care.
The course covers:
You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment and 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.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”