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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

If you would like to pursue a rewarding and interesting career in the animal care industry, this course will equip you with the skills you need. Combining theory and practical work, it includes a period of industry experience.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and to demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.

You will need:

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, Maths and Science

OR

  • An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit standard, including English and Maths

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

All applicants will be interviewed and will undertake an initial assessment in English and Maths.

To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Pass grade or above during the first year.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Animal feeding and nutrition
  • Animal biology
  • Animal training
  • Work-related experience
  • Pet-store management
  • Animal behaviour and communications
  • Pet allied services
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Pet store management

This will progress into Year 2 in which we are offering animal management, zoo and science pathways.

How will I be assessed?

This course is continually assessed throughout the year. The various assessment methods include written assignments, practical and written exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or 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: as part of the course, you will visit several animal collections over the year, so allow around £50 for entrance fees.

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

 

What can I do after this course?

This course can put you on the path to career roles such as veterinary nurse or zoo keeper, as well as supervisory roles in rescue centres, pet stores, kennels, catteries and dog grooming salons.

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.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

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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