Learn how to deal with a variety of common wildlife emergency situations and to administer lifesaving first aid.
You just need an interest in wildlife.
The course entails a series of workshop scenarios.
You will explore legislation and conservation concerns as well as gaining 'hands-on' experience with our resident hedgehogs.
There is no formal assessment.
You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.
You need sturdy footwear and writing materials. You should be appropriately dressed for practical work – with no dangling drawstrings or jewellery. If you have long hair, it will need to be tied back.
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.
Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.
Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."