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.
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.