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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 8

Hours: 1.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 80.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of animal training and how these can be put into practice.

Learners will be able to combine knowledge of animal learning and behaviour to assess an animal’s suitability for training, design a suitable training programme, select appropriate training aids and then train the animal to achieve a desired result.

Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some knowledge of animal care. You must have access to an animal to train for the course.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Behaviour assessments
  • Learning theories 
  • How to apply training aids within a training programme
  • Training methods
  • Evaluating training programmes

For more details on the course contact Jonathan Taylor via email jonathan.taylor@derby-college.ac.uk

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical observation of your training skills, written training plans and the presentation of a training plan.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Training equipment (such as clickers and treat bags)
  • Stationery

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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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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