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.
A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business. Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that. Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.
She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.
"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."