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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 4.50

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 50.00*

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Course Summary

This one-day course is aimed at giving you a basic understanding relating to zoological animal health and husbandry. You will gain theoretical knowledge on zoo animal health, nutrition, behaviour and enrichment, while applying this practically to some exotic zoo species we house here at Derby College.

You will receive a folder of information to help you in future studies.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone aged eight years and over. You should have a general interest in zoological animal health and husbandry. You should also have a keen willingness to participate in both the practical and theory aspects of the course.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Zoo animal health
  • Zoo animal behaviour
  • Zoo welfare and care
  • Zoo animal nutrition
  • Zoo enrichment and enclosure design

How will I be assessed?

There will be no formal assessment, but there is the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and formative feedback on performance will be given throughout the day.

You will receive a College Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Closed-toe flat safety shoes/boots/wellingtons (which can be borrowed)
  • Lunch/refreshments
  • Writing materials
  • Suitable clothing – all clothing you choose to wear on the day will need to be suitable for a practical session e.g. it should be free from drawstrings. Jeans/trousers should be worn.

Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery or nail varnish should be worn on the day.

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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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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