Community Wellbeing – How to Care for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Course overview

There are a limited number of FREE places available on this course, for those aged 19 and over (at the start of the course) and who either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and to apply please email us. To find out more and to view the terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

This course is relevant for enhancing your employment prospects in a variety of roles working with small mammals. The course will also be of benefit to small mammal owners wanting to improve their knowledge about the care, welfare and behaviour of rabbits and guinea pigs. The course will have an emphasis on the welfare of these animals and environmental enrichment.

The day will cover:

  • Rabbit and guinea pig welfare and behaviour
  • Health checks
  • Handling and restraint methods
  • Nutrition
  • Housing

A keen interest and a positive attitude to learn.

There are a great many different career options working with animals. For more information about which courses are relevant for various careers with animals, please visit our website.

Lunch is not provided so remember to bring a packed lunch if you wish, although there are catering outlets available at college.

This is a hands on course so please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Course Starts in 140 Days
  • 17 March 2022 - 17 March 2022
  • 11:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday
  • 1 Week
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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  • 5 May 2022 - 5 May 2022
  • 11:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday
  • 1 Week
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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