This course is for internal candidates and is College certificated. It allows students time to adjust to the large step from a Level 1 to a Level 2 course. It develops students' practical skills, preparing them for employment within the animal care industry.
You need one of the following:
You must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care the following year.
We will work closely with you and, if we feel it is appropriate, you can work towards a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care.
You will be assessed continually throughout the course using a range of methods including exams, assignments and practical assessments. You will build a portfolio of assessments throughout the year that can be graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction star.
You will be required to supply your own:
Long hair should be tied up and no jewellery or nail varnish is to be worn.
You can progress to the full Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or go into an apprenticeship or 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.
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."