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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 4.50

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Tuition (£): 50.00*

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Course Summary

This one-day course is aimed at giving you a basic understanding relating to zoological animal health and husbandry.  You will gain theoretical knowledge on zoo health, nutrition, behaviour and enrichment, while applying this practically to some exotic zoo species we house here at Derby College.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone aged eight years and over.  You should have a general interest in zoological animal health and husbandry.  You should also have a keen willingness to participate in both the practical and theory aspects of the course.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Zoo animal health
  • Zoo animal behaviour
  • Zoo welfare and care
  • Zoo animal nutrition
  • Zoo enrichment and enclosure design

How will I be assessed?

There will be a practical assessment on enrichment provision for a nominated zoo animal.

You will receive a College Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Lunch
  • Notebook and paper

All clothing you choose to wear on the day will need to be suitable for a practical session e.g. it should be free from drawstrings.  You should wear trousers/jeans, tie long hair back and ensure you are wearing no jewellery.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a variety of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care and a wide range of other land-based topics.  Please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Zoe Longdon

Zoe Longdon

Dog groomer Zoe leads the pack after college success


A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents  she researched.

“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength.  I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”

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