Animal Care Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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What is Animal Care?

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the
world of veterinary nursing, 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.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Animal Welfare • Animal Grooming
• Animal Anatomy & Physiology • Communications
• Safety and Health at Work • Work Experience
• Animal Behaviour • Mathematics
• Biology • Word Processing

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 IT,
Letterkenny IT, Tralee IT, and Athlone Institute of Technology. Students
can also apply for general courses like Science in UCD where there are
30 places or DIT which has access to four programmes.

Higher Education Progression
UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk IT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)
UCD: DN250 EQS Animal Science Equine (Level 8, 4 Years)

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 at

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