If you would like to pursue a rewarding and interesting career in the animal care industry, this course will equip you with the skills you need. Combining theory and practical work, it includes a period of industry experience.
To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Merit grade or above during your first year.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.
You will need:
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and Maths, and must present an example of current work.
The course will cover:
This course is continually assessed throughout the year. The various assessment methods include written reports, practical assessments, online tests and work placement reports.
You will be required to supply your own:
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This course can put you on the path to career roles such as veterinary nurse or zoo keeper, as well as supervisory roles in rescue centres, pet stores, kennels, catteries and dog grooming salons.
You could also progress to a foundation degree or honours degree in a related area.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham.
As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership. They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.
When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.