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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 2.00

Start: 15/10/2016

Days / Times: Saturday 09:30 to 11:30

Tuition (£): 20.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Bring your children to get hands on with our resident hogs.  In this mini practical experience, your children will learn about the importance of hedgehogs.

Entry requirements

You just need an interest in hedgehogs.

Course Content

We will look at hedgehog homes, footprints, feeding and how to make your garden more hedgehog-friendly.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Children aged under 14 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

You should be appropriately dressed – sturdy closed shoes, arms and legs covered, no dangling drawstrings or jewellery, and long hair tied back.

What can I do after this course?

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.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

One of Lauren’s best ever decisions

Going to Derby College to study animal management is, says higher education student Lauren Cooper, one of the best decisions she has ever made. Lauren, who took her level three qualifications with the College, is now on a higher education animal management course. She hopes to work in a zoo or in canine rehabilitation in the future. Although she has always loved animals, Lauren hadn't realised such learning opportunities were available to her when she first left school with GCSEs. That all changed though after she went along to an open day at Broomfield Hall with her sister Natasha – a Derby College floristry student. As a then 24 year old with a young child, Lauren discovered that she qualified for free tuition on the level 3 animal care course, bursary help with her travel expenses and a free on-site nursery place for son Zander. Lauren, who has two lurchers and a lizard named Scott at home, particularly relishes the hands-on elements of her HNC course – especially handling more unusual species such as porcupines and skunks. Supportive tutors and family fun days which 'tractor mad' Zander loves, are also among other great aspects of studying at Broomfield Hall.

She said: "Taking the decision to come to Broomfield Hall was a no brainer.
"I loved everything about the level 3 course and I'm really enjoying the higher education course I'm on now. I hope my experience will be an inspiration to other people who have a passion for learning how to look after animals."

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