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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

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

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 16:45

Tuition (£): 50.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

This course is for individuals who would like to learn about basic canine first aid and the steps to take in a first aid emergency.

Our Canine First Aid course is a great way to understand some of the basic measures that can be put into action. On completion of the course, you will be issued with a College certificate.

Entry requirements

You should have a genuine interest in dogs and should be keen to establish an understanding of canine first aid.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Correct use and application of equipment
  • Normal and abnormal signs of health in dogs
  • First aid - what it is and what is involved, including scene assessment and barrier use
  • Normal values of temperature, pulse and respiration, theory and practical
  • Restraint methods
  • First aid situations
  • Bandaging: theory and practical
  • CPR theory and practical

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by observation of your practical performance throughout the day.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Sensible closed-toe flat footwear
  • Sensible clothing
  • Writing materials
  • Refreshments

What can I do after this course?

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Dog Grooming, as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Group 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.

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Kyle Harwood

Kyle Harwood

Broomfield zoology student Kyle has sights set on being a zookeeper

DCG Zoology student Kyle Harwood has wanted to be aczookeeper right from the first time he went to a zoo at the age of four.
 
Kyle, who grew up with a wide variety of pets, including snakes and lizards, would especially like to work in the reptile house.
 
And he’s well on the way to gaining the necessary qualifications, thanks to Derby College’s foundation degree course in Animal Management (zoo and wildlife) Nineteen-year-old Kyle, who is from Heanor, joined the FdSc course after completing the level 3 in Animal Care at Broomfield Hall.
 
He said: “Some of the FdSc coursework is challenging but it’s always engaging. I particularly liked the conservation module and I’m really enjoying learning about captive breeding, which we’re doing now, and zoo husbandry. We did nutrition during 2020, which I found interesting. and complex. There are so many technical aspects to it, which tested my maths!”
 
Kyle – who described the atmosphere at Broomfield as comfortable and friendly – also appreciates the opportunity for practical work experience the College provides.
 
He added: “One of the reasons I chose Broomfield to study animal care was for the hands-on contact we get with the animals. Not many colleges in the country offer that but Derby College does, and it’s just 20 minutes from where I live.”
 
Kyle plans to take the top-up course next year so he has the full BSc (Hons) degree.
 
He added: “Zookeeping is competitive to get into but having a Zoology degree should give me the edge. It will open so many more doors.”

One of the reasons I chose Broomfield to study animal care was for the hands-on contact we get with the animals. Not many colleges in the country offer that but Derby College does, and it’s just 20 minutes from where I live.

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