This one-day course is aimed at giving you a basic understanding relating to zoological animal health and husbandry. You will gain theoretical knowledge on zoo health, nutrition, behaviour and enrichment, while applying this practically to some exotic zoo species we house here at Derby College.
This course is suitable for anyone aged eight years and over. You should have a general interest in zoological animal health and husbandry. You should also have a keen willingness to participate in both the practical and theory aspects of the course.
The course will cover:
There will be a practical assessment on enrichment provision for a nominated zoo animal.
You will receive a College Certificate of Attendance on successful completion of the course.
You will be required to supply your own:
All clothing you choose to wear on the day will need to be suitable for a practical session e.g. it should be free from drawstrings. You should wear trousers/jeans, tie long hair back and ensure you are wearing no jewellery.
Derby College offers a variety 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.
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.