This experience aims to provide learners with an opportunity to meet and greet their chosen animals. Learners will get to feed their chosen animals, learn about their health and husbandry care, provide enrichment for them and handle them (where applicable).
The choices are:
You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged eight years or over.
The course will cover:
There is no assessment.
You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons - preferably steel toe capped. Alternatively you can borrow some from the animal unit.
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.”