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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

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

Days / Times: Saturday 10:00 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 50.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This one-day introductory course is designed for anybody who has an interest in lambing. Maybe you already have some sheep - or are planning to get some - and would like to increase your knowledge and practical capabilities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All you need is an interest in the subject and to be prepared to do practical work such as handling lambs.

Please note if you are pregnant - or a woman trying to become pregnant – this course will be unsuitable for you, as you should not go near a lambing ewe.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Handling techniques
  • Preparation for lambing
  • Housing and care requirements
  • Feeding
  • Lambing
  • Lamb tasks
  • Veterinary treatment

How will I be assessed?

There is informal assessment and feedback throughout the day.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Overalls
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and 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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