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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 30.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

For further information - and for help with booking the day of your choice - please contact Jonathan Taylor via email: animal.unit@derby-college.ac.uk or jonathan.taylor@derby-college.ac.uk

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 out 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. Alternatively you can borrow some from the animal unit.

What can I do after this course?

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.




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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

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