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Important considerations before buying a pet

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will highlight what is involved in purchasing, caring for and maintaining your animal during its life. Many pet owners purchase their pets without fully understanding what is involved in caring for their pet throughout its life. This course will provide the necessary information to ensure that as a new pet owner you are fully aware of the costs and needs of your pet to ensure that they are looked after well and to promote positive welfare. Animals that will be discussed are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats. Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+ This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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Animal Communication

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


A range of species and their methods of communication will be explored before going on to learn about how animals communicate with us. From our pet companions to their wild counterparts, you will discover a wide variety of behaviours that are used to form animal ‘language’. This course will run from 9:00-16:00. Pleaee note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only.

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An Introduction to Setting Up Your Own Pet Business

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about setting up your own small business, particularly if you are planning to set up a dog walking or pet sitting business. There are many aspects that you will need to be aware of if you are considering setting up your own business, many are integral to the success of the business, others may cause you a headache down the line if you have missed them. This course will cover the basics of setting up and running your own small business for success. Please note: This course is for adults 19+ only The course will run from 09:00am – 16:00pm.

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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


You’d like to think that you won’t find yourself into a problem situation with one of the dogs in your care, but accidents happen all the time. Dogs are naturally curious creatures, and it doesn’t take much for one of them to let their enthusiasm get the better of them. You also can’t stop other dogs attacking. The most beneficial thing you can know is how to address the outcomes. From bites and stings to poisoning, right through to giving CPR, our course teaches you everything you need to know in order to be prepared.

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Canine Anatomy in Action

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Understanding your dog’s musculoskeletal system enables you to harness their ability more effectively at all levels of work and competition. Canine anatomy in action is a fun and informative way to enhance your knowledge of the canine musculoskeletal system from an anatomical perspective. Delivered using live dogs, canine treadmill and a wide range of anatomical specimens to aid your understanding of nature’s support mechanisms.

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An introduction to dog training

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about suitable training techniques for dog owners or those who simply wish to learn about training dogs. Understanding how dogs think, learn and act is integral to good training. This course will provide you with a grounding in basic training, exploring how dogs communicate to enable better trained dogs. Furthering your training knowledge will ensure that dogs are better trained and therefore happier and ultimately improving human-dog relationships. Often issues are founded in miscommunication, this course will aid you in recognising where such issues may arise and how you might prevent them. Please note: this course is a theoretical course covering dog behaviour and will not require you to bring your dogs along on the day This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Work-based Animal Care Award

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Work-based Animal Care is a programme of work-based training and assessment, leading to a nationally-recognised qualification. It aims to meet the needs of learners who work, or want to work, in the animal care sector. It allow learners to learn, develop, and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector. Please note: It may be possible for you to recieve funding for this course - please contact us for further details. This course is for adults aged 19+.

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Canine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The course is designed to give the basic skills needed to handle all types of situations involving your dog at home or your place of work. Students will learn how to assess general dog health and recognise any signs of poor health including how to check vital signs. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course will run from 09:00-16:00

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Pet Sitting Certificate of Technical Competence

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This short course is for learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of an individual who wishes to offer a professional Pet Sitting service with a focus on animal welfare. It is important that the learner understands current legislation and codes of practice related to looking after a client’s animals and property and practical implications They will also be required to identify potential problems/emergencies relating to pet sitting and how to deal with them. This focuses on caring for animals in the owner’s property, not home boarding.

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An Introduction to Hoopers

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


What is Hooper’s? Hooper’s is a fun dog sport that is ideal for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels. Dogs navigate a course of hoops, barrels and tunnels with the same pace and excitement as agility. But the courses are flowing and don’t involve tight turns – making it accessible for everyone! Hooper’s is focused on the ability of dog and owner to work together as a smooth-flowing team so it is a great bonding activity too.

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Introduction to Animal Care

Entry Level • Part-time • Bicton College


Introduction to Animal Care will provide an overview of our adult provision within this sector. The following topics will be covered: • An introduction to dog grooming; learn how to carry out a basic bath and groom. • An introduction to wildlife and conservation by taking a walk through our natural woodlands, parklands and lake; learn how to observe nature and the environment. • An overview of canine care, training and husbandry; learn how to best care for and train your canine friend. These topics could then lead onto courses that are directly linked to qualifications to suit your next career move or interests. Help with applying for the next courses will be offered on the day and some time will also be spent on the day carrying out initial assessments to ensure we can support you with an specific skills around English and maths that would be required for the next courses we offer.

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An Introduction to Chicken Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Keeping chickens has become a popular past time for many people, particularly over the last year as more time is spent at home. This course is great if you have recently bought some chickens or are thinking about buying some, or perhaps you would just like to learn about keeping your chickens. You will learn how to choose the right type of chicken for your requirements, how to look after them ensuring their needs are met and they have good welfare and what type of environment they should be kept in. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 This course is for those who are 19+ and who would like to learn the basics of keeping chickens.

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