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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 1.50

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 30.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: N

Course Summary

This experience aims to provide learners with an opportunity to meet and greet their chosen animals. Learners will get to feed their chosen animals,  learn about their health and husbandry care, provide enrichment for them and handle them (where applicable).

The choices are:

  • Zoo animals - wallabies, meerkats, skunk and porcupines
  • Reptiles - lizards, snakes, tortoises and tarantulas
  • Small mammals - rabbits, guinea-pigs, chinchillas and rodents
  • Farm animals - goats, pigs, alpacas and donkeys

Please ignore the date shown on the booking page as the experience is run at different times throughout the year.  If you would like to put a note on your booking form with a desired date and then contact jonathan.taylor@derby-college.ac.uk, we will do our best to accommodate you.




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Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged eight years or over.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Meet and greet
  • Feeding the animals
  • Handling (where applicable)
  • An informative talk
  • Enrichment building

How will I be assessed?

There is no assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons - preferably steel toe capped. Alternatively you can borrow some from the animal unit.

 

What can I do after this course?

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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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Sabrina Tracey

Sabrina Tracey

BSc Animal Management student hopes to work with assistance dogs

Animal lover Sabrina Tracey would like to use her degree to work with dogs that assist blind and disabled people.
 
Sabrina, from Denby, is currently in the final year of a BSc course in Animal Management at Broomfield Hall.
 
After taking levels 1 and 2 in Animal Care at Derby College when she first left school, she worked in an unrelated sector, but never gave up on her original career goal.
 
Encouraged by a friend, Sabrina went to an open day at Broomfield Hall, where she enquired about the BSc course and successfully applied for a place.
 
She said: “I like the way are lecturers push us to do our best but in other ways they aren’t too strict with us and are understanding. I’m not very academic and wasn’t sure if I’d be able to go on the BSc course because I didn’t have maths. It was OK though as one of our lecturers, Stacey, arranged for me and another girl to go to the Roundhouse once a week to do maths so we’d have the qualifications we needed.”
 
Sabrina, who has a lurcher, a Jack Russel and a pony, Benjy, definitely wants to work with dogs after she’s graduated.  
 
She added: “I love horses but they’re my hobby so I don’t want them to be my job. What I’d like most is to work with dogs that assist people with disabilities. I’ve always wanted to do a job that involves helping people and I’ve recently done some volunteering with a guide dog charity in Nottingham.”

I like the way are lecturers push us to do our best but in other ways they aren’t too strict with us and are understanding. I’m not very academic and wasn’t sure if I’d be able to go on the BSc course because I didn’t have maths. It was OK though as one of our lecturers, Stacey, arranged for me and another girl to go to the Roundhouse once a week to do maths so we’d have the qualifications we needed.

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