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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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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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