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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 2

Hours: 6.00

Start: 06/04/2019

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 16:30

Tuition (£): 140.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with knowledge and skills that are essential for animal care. It will cover husbandry tasks, handling and health checks on the animals.

Offering a mix of practical and theory, the course focuses on reptiles including snakes, lizards and tortoises. It is ideal for someone looking to enter the animal care industry or to improve skills and knowledge relating to their pets at home. 

Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills with some knowledge of animal care.

Course Content

The course covers:

  • Animal needs and how to promote animal welfare
  • Preparing and maintaining suitable animal housing
  • Demonstrating the feeding of animals and understanding their diets
  • Understanding animal social groups for animal housing
  • Carrying out husbandry tasks 
  • Ethical responsibilities of keeping animals. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one-to-one practical assessment and oral questioning.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own stationery.

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 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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