Delivered over two years, in Years 10 and 11; this course will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to assist in the care of the land and animals.
No formal qualifications are required but you should have a keen interest in animals.
Continuous assessment will take place over the two years, with both practical and theoretical tasks to help you build a portfolio.
You will be involved in a range of practical and theoretical learning activities and you will take an online exam marked externally.
You need Personal Protective Equipment including steel toe cap boots and a green lab coat. (NB. PPE must be purchased through Derby College).
Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress to further study, such as:
Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the land-based industry.
(Please note this qualification is on the Department for Education headline performance measures in the technical award category).
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.”