This is a three-hour course for individuals who would like to gain experience of caring for a range of animals. It is taken on a one-to-one basis with a member of our staff.
You will be shown around our animal unit and will be given the opportunity to learn more about how to care for some of the animals that live at Derby College.
This is a great course to buy as a gift experience for someone.
You should have a keen interest in animals.
The course will cover the care of a range of animals at the Derby College Broomfield Hall Animal Unit. It includes handling, health checking, cleaning out, feeding, exercising and grooming.
Assessment is by observation of your practical performance. A College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.
You need to wear trousers/jeans and steel toe-capped boots. The boots can be borrowed from the animal unit if you do not have your own (please check we have your size when booking the course). Protective lab coats are worn at the animal unit and they will be provided for your use on the day.
You may wish to participate in further animal courses that the College offers to enhance your skills. We run a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to animals and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
You may also be interested in the following experience courses we offer:
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.