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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 2.00

Start: 15/10/2016

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 11:30

Tuition (£): 20.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Bring your children to get hands on with our resident hogs.  In this mini practical experience, your children will learn about the importance of hedgehogs.

Entry requirements

You just need an interest in hedgehogs.

Course Content

We will look at hedgehog homes, footprints, feeding and how to make your garden more hedgehog-friendly.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Children aged under 14 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

You should be appropriately dressed – sturdy closed shoes, arms and legs covered, no dangling drawstrings or jewellery, and long hair tied back.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range 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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Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

For former Derby College student Annie Dowell getting a job working with animals was inevitable.And, thanks in part to the practical work experience and the qualifications she gained on her Animal Care level 3 course; she now runs a boarding kennels.Annie first got to know Coppice Kennels and Cattery in Melbourne while at Derby College and later took a Saturday job there as a dog walker.After leaving College with a triple distinction she went on to take a dog grooming course at Broomfield and then worked at dog re-homing centres in Wales and Spain.In 2012 she took over the running of Coppice Kennels and is now responsible, with fiancé Matt for looking after 40 dogs, 15 cats as well as up to five foster dogs.Annie loved her time at College – especially the caring for wildlife part and gaining work experience at Twycross Zoo.

She said: "I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care."

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