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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks:

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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Carla Davies

Carla Davies

A dream job in dog grooming

Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.

As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.

When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.
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