This is a three-hour course for individuals who would like to gain experience of caring for a range of animals. It is taken on a one-to-one basis with a member of our staff.
You will be shown around our animal unit and will be given the opportunity to learn more about how to care for some of the animals that live at Derby College.
This is a great course to buy as a gift experience for someone.
You should have a keen interest in animals.
The course will cover the care of a range of animals at the Derby College Broomfield Hall Animal Unit. It includes handling, health checking, cleaning out, feeding, exercising and grooming.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.
You need to wear trousers/jeans and steel toe-capped boots. The boots can be borrowed from the animal unit if you do not have your own (please check we have your size when booking the course). Protective lab coats are worn at the animal unit and they will be provided for your use on the day.
You may wish to participate in further animal courses that the College offers to enhance your skills. We run a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to animals and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
You may also be interested in the following experience courses we offer:
A mature student is planning to combine animal management training with holistic skills to launch her own equine therapy business.
Kim Leder, 44, believes her qualifications gained at Derby College courses combined with a previous qualification can help her career dreams come to life.
Long Eaton mum of three Kim is trained to level 3 in holistic therapy and has just completed her HND in animal management at Broomfield.
She is going on to the one year top-up to achieve the full degree at Derby College and plans to go on to launch her own equine holistic therapy business after that.
Kim has combined the course with bringing up three girls nine-year-old twins Sophie and Jorja (corrct) and 11 year old Millie.
Kim said gained a distinction for a module on behaviour which demonstrated how horses responded well to reiki therapy when they were nervous about being saddled.
She said: "The horses responded really well and the difference was quite noticeable. When I got the grades back, I'd got a distinction which was great.
"Hopefully after my degree I'll be able to start my own business."