Learn how to deal with a variety of common wildlife emergency situations and to administer lifesaving first aid.
You just need an interest in wildlife.
The course entails a series of workshop scenarios.
You will explore legislation and conservation concerns as well as gaining 'hands-on' experience with our resident hedgehogs.
There is no formal assessment.
You will be given a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.
You need sturdy footwear and writing materials. You should be appropriately dressed for practical work – with no dangling drawstrings or jewellery. If you have long hair, it will need to be tied back.
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.
A mature student has praised a part-time Derby College course which allowed her to change career direction and launch the thriving business of her dreams.
Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
Now Zoe is putting her knowledge into practice by running her own mobile dog grooming service called “Rovers Return”, from Newthorpe, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.
She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents she researched.
“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength. I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”