Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Animal Science QQI Level  5

Pre-University Animal Science QQI Level 5

Area:
Meath
Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Type:
Further Education and PLC, QQI Level 5
Times:
Academic year Sept 2021 - May 2022

Course description

Pre-University Animal Science
Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

This course would suit applicants with
a passion for working with animals, a
willingness to work hard and an interest
in biology. Students will receive a solid
foundation in Biology and basic Animal
Science principles and practices while
studying modules within the animal care
sectors such as Animal Anatomy and
Physiology, Animal Behaviour, Animal
Welfare and Biology. This course is an ideal
base for students who intend to continue
to study at higher education degrees in
Veterinary Nursing, Bio-Veterinary and
Animal Sciences.
COURSE CONTENT
• Lab Skills
• Maths
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Safety and Health
• Animal Behaviour
• Animal Welfare
• Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
CERTIFICATION:
• QQI Level 5 Applied Science
Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from this course may access
Vet Nursing degrees in major Institutes
of Technology and UCD. TU Dublin also
accept this course for entry to general
Science and Bioscience degrees. This
course links with General Science in
UCD (eg Zoology) and Agricultural
Science in UCD. Other graduates have
gone onto further study in Wildlife
Biology (IT Tralee), Marine Biology
(GMIT), Bio-Veterinary at Athlone or
Tralee. Some students will progress to
employment in Animal Behaviour, Dog
Grooming, Animal Welfare, Stables,
Kennels etc. Some students use this
award to apply to a wide range of
courses in the U.K..
EXAMPLES OF CAREER
PROGRESSION
UCD: DN 310 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)
Athlone IT: AL842 Bioveterinary
Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
Tralee IT: TL851 Wildlife Biology (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 www.dunboynecollege.ie


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