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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 24.00

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 100.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Come and experience the life of a zoo keeper.  Our holiday club is designed for young aspiring animal keepers who want to help care for our animals.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Taylor via email: animal.unit@derby-college.ac.uk

Entry requirements

You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some basic knowledge of animal care.  You should be aged 8 - 12 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Feeding the animals
  • Enrichment building
  • Health checking
  • Cleaning out accommodation
  • Handling (where applicable)
  • Maintenance on the animal unit

 

 

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons, which should preferably be steel toe-capped, or you can borrow some from the animal unit.

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 range of other land-based topics.  Please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus or the Derby College website 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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Kim Leder

Kim Leder

“Horse-whisperer” Kim aims for degree

A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.

She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.

"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."


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