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.
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."