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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is an ideal course for anyone who would like to work in the animal care industry. Combining theory and practical work, it includes a period of industry experience.

Entry requirements

You need one of the following:

  • Introductory Diploma in the related subject

OR

  • Three GCSEs at grade D or above

You should also have a standard of English and Maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

You will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.

You must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Nursing
  • Health and safety
  • Health and welfare
  • Practical animal feeding
  • Animal accommodation
  • Work-related experience
  • Basic principles of animal biology
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation

In addition to these units, you will study GCSE English and/or Maths if you do not have these at a grade C or the equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed with a practical examination, a health and safety exam and a synoptic assessment exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Safety boots or steel toe-cap wellingtons
  • Derby College bottle green laboratory coat for practicals (which will be available to purchase at enrolment)
  • Derby College polo and sweatshirt (information will be provided at enrolment on where to buy these from)
  • Writing materials, to include a lever arch file, dividers and a memory stick
  • Entrance fees to various establishments

Long hair is to be tied back and no nail varnish, false nails, ripped clothing, fake eyelashes or jewellery should be worn.

 

What can I do after this course?

If you achieve well on this course, you could progress to the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management or go into employment.

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 for a full list and details.

 

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Zoe Longdon

Zoe Longdon

Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success


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.”

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