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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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Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

One of Lauren’s best ever decisions

Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.

She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."

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