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 has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”