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Introductory British Wildlife Emergency First Aid March 2020Book Now »

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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks:

Hours: 4.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Saturday 10:00 to 14:00

Tuition (£): 40.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Learn to deal with a variety of common wildlife emergency situations and to administer lifesaving first aid in a series of workshop scenarios. Explore legislation and conservation concerns as well as getting hands-on with our resident hedgehogs.

Entry requirements

You just need an interest in wildlife.

Course Content

This is an informal course covering emergency situation scenarios and appropriate first aid, with some information on laws and legislation relating to various British species. It finishes with a chance to ask questions and some practical handling at our animal unit.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need:

  • Sturdy flat footwear
  • Suitable clothing e.g. jeans/trousers and no dangling drawstrings
  • To tie back long hair
  • To avoid wearing jewellery or nail varnish
  • Writing materials
  • Refreshments

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 variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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* 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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Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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