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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you have a strong interest in caring for animals, this course will stand you in good stead for a rewarding career.  You will get involved in handling, feeding and watering animals, preparing and maintaining animal accommodation and ensuring the heath and welfare of animals.
 

Entry requirements

You should have grade 1 in English and Maths or equivalent and a sound interest in the area of study. All applicants will be interviewed and will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths.


 

Course Content

You will learn about animals in the wild and society, while developing your literacy, IT and numeracy.  You will work practically with a wide variety of animals on our animal unit.

Mandatory modules and units will be discussed with you at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence reflecting your achievements throughout the course, including written assignments and practical assessments, and to take an online multiple choice test towards the end of the course.
 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:


•Derby College Green Lab coat
•Closed-toe flat steel toe-capped shoes/boots/wellingtons
•Derby College polo and sweatshirt
•Writing materials

Information on where to buy these will be given at enrolment.

Long hair is to be tied back and no nail varnish, false nails, ripped clothing, fake eyelashes or jewellery should be worn whilst on practical lessons.
 

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

If you do well on this course, it may be possible to progress to a Level 2 Diploma or Level 2 Certificate.   You must have a minimum of a Merit grade to advance to the Level 2 Diploma and a Pass grade to progress to the Level 2 Certificate.

Careers


This course can help you progress to a traineeship, apprenticeship or employment in the animal industry.

 

 

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Zoe Longdon

Zoe Longdon

Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success


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.”

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