Come and experience the life of a zoo keeper. Our holiday club is designed for young aspiring animal keepers who would like to help care for our animals. The holiday club will run at certain dates in April, May and July. This is a one-day experience where you can choose which day you would like to attend out of a choice of four.
You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged 8 - 12 years.
The course will cover:
There is no assessment.
You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons, which should preferably be 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 or the Derby College website 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.”