My First Pet – Reptiles
This course is designed for young people who are interested in getting a new or first pet and in learning about the animal鈥檚 husbandry, health, handling and general care.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for young people who are interested in getting a new or first pet and in learning about the animal鈥檚 husbandry, health, handling and general care. The course will consist of a classroom-based session learning about the animals and then a practical activity where participants will handle, health check, feed, clean and get to know the animals more.
It is a perfect choice for parents who may want their children to learn and understand the requirements of caring for the pet they are asking for.
There are two courses available: Small Animals (rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents) and Reptiles (snakes, lizards, geckos and tortoises).
Children will receive a certificate of completion for the course they have chosen.
Participants need basic literacy and numeracy skills鈥痯lus some basic knowledge of animal care. They should be aged鈥痵ix years鈥痮r over.
What will you learn?
The course will cover:
- Theory of housing, feeding, cleaning, welfare, handling, health issues and general care
- Practical session on feeding, cleaning, handling, health checking and confidence building – so that one day they can have the animal as a pet
How will you learn?
The course is based at the Animal Unit on the Broomfield Hall campus.
What will you need to bring with you?
Participants will be required to supply their own boots or wellingtons – preferably steel toe-capped. Alternatively they can borrow some from the Animal Unit.
A packed lunch and drink is required for the day.
How will you be assessed?
There is no assessment but participants will obtain a certificate of completion.
Derby College Group offers a range of animal care courses and other short courses in animal care such as keeper for a day, junior zoo club and canine first aid. Please see the Derby College Group website and Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 13, 2023 2:16 pm