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Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

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

Days / Times: Various 00:00 to 00:00

Tuition (£): 30.00*
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

Come and experience the life of a zoo keeper. Our holiday club is designed for young aspiring animal keepers to help care for our animals.

Entry requirements

You will need basic literacy and numeracy skills, and some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged 8-12 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Feeding the animals 
  • Enrichment building
  • Health checking 
  • Cleaning the accommodation
  • Handling (where applicable)
  • Maintenance on the animal unit

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, which should preferably be steel toe-capped, or you can borrow some from the animal unit.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College Group 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 our Part-time Prospectus or the Derby College Group website for a full list and details. 

 

 

 

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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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