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Animal Care and Grooming

Animal Care 5M2768

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Optional Year 2

QQI Level 6 Available

    COURSE CONTENT

    The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand: 

    • Animal Welfare
    • Animal Grooming
    • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
    • Communications
    • Safety and Health at Work
    • Work Experience
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Word Processing
    • Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
    • Customer Service
    • Reception and Frontline Office Skills
    • Information and Administration
    • Teamworking
    • Start Your Own Business

    Animal Science

    WHAT IS ANIMAL CARE?

    This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of animal care and grooming. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of the animal care industry. It provides a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the animal care industry. The course has been designed to meet a growing demand in Ireland for people to work in the animal care services.

     

    CERTIFICATION

    • QQI Level 5 in Animal Care 5M2768 Canine First Aid

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry; typical career opportunities are in the areas of veterinary nursing, animal grooming or animal health which may include pet shop, zoos and animal rescue centres. These industries and employers seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and
    ITs around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Letterkenny IT, Tralee IT and Athlone Institute of Technology. Students can also apply for general courses like Science in UCD or TU Dublin City Campus where there are 30 places with access to four Science programmes.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Leaving Cert or LCA
    • Mature students of all backgrounds
    • Other equivalent qualification

    All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

    Apply directly using the button below.

    EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

    UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years)

    UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

    Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)

    Tralee IT: TL858 Veterinary Biosciences (Level 8, 4 Years)

    Tralee IT: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years)

    Athlone IT: AL842 Bio-Veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

    6M5153 Animal Science (Level 6, 1 Year)

    COURSE FEES

    Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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