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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 8

Hours: 1.50

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 80.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of the principles of animal training and how these can be put into practice.

Learners will be able to combine knowledge of animal learning and behaviour to assess an animal’s suitability for training, design a suitable training programme, select appropriate training aids and then train the animal to achieve a desired result.

Entry requirements

You need basic literacy and numeracy skills and some knowledge of animal care. You must have access to an animal to train for the course.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Behaviour assessments
  • Learning theories 
  • How to apply training aids within a training programme
  • Training methods
  • Evaluating training programmes

For more details on the course contact Jonathan Taylor via email jonathan.taylor@derby-college.ac.uk

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical observation of your training skills, written training plans and the presentation of a training plan.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Training equipment (such as clickers and treat bags)
  • Stationery

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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Steph Lovely

Steph Lovely

Hands-on Broomfield course helps Steph target Bachelors

Animal management student Steph Lovely has returned to Derby College Broomfield Hall because of the unique combination of work-based learning and academic studies on the study programme.
Steph (25) is completing the first of two years on her Level Five course and is planning to stay on for a third year to work towards a Bachelors qualification.
Steph said she was initially concerned about funding but found she was eligible for student finance which enabled her to pursue her studies.
Previously she has taken two courses at Broomfield – a first diploma in horse care and a national diploma in horse management.
She worked with horses for a few years before deciding to switch direction while still working with animals.
Now she is aiming to go on to become a veterinary nurse or RSPCA foster carer.

Steph said: The course is really hands-on and that's what I wanted. It's going really well. I'm getting better grades than I expected, with merits and distinctions. It will be a stepping stone for the future."

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