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Animal Experience

This experience aims to provide learners with an opportunity to meet and greet their chosen animals. Learners will get to feed their chosen animals,  learn about their health and husbandry care, provide enrichment for them and handle them (where applicable).

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Animal Care
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 1.50
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £30
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/animal-experience
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Course Information for Students

This experience aims to provide learners with an opportunity to meet and greet their chosen animals. Learners will get to feed their chosen animals,  learn about their health and husbandry care, provide enrichment for them and handle them (where applicable).

The choices are:

  • Zoo animals – wallabies, meerkats, skunk and porcupines
  • Reptiles – lizards, snakes, tortoises and tarantulas
  • Small mammals – rabbits, guinea-pigs, chinchillas and rodents
  • Farm animals – goats, pigs, alpacas and donkeys

Please ignore the date shown on the booking page as the experience is run at different times throughout the year.  If you would like to put a note on your booking form with a desired date and then contact jonathan.taylor@derby-college.ac.uk, we will do our best to accommodate you.

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some basic knowledge of animal care. You should be aged eight years or over.

The course will cover:

  • Meet and greet
  • Feeding the animals
  • Handling (where applicable)
  • An informative talk
  • Enrichment building

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will be required to supply your own boots or wellingtons – preferably steel toe capped. Alternatively you can borrow some from the animal unit.

 

There is no assessment.

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:28 pm