Animal Care Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education
Academic year Sept 2018 - May 2019

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.

The following modules will be offered in 2016 subject to availability and demand:
• Animal Welfare
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Animal Grooming
• Veterinary Assisting Skills
• Safety and Health at Work
• Biology
• Word Processing
• Communications
• Work Experience

QQI Level 5 in 5M2768 Animal Care

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 I.T.’s around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk IT, Athlone IT, Cork I.T and Letterkenny IT. Students can also apply for general courses like Science in UCD or DIT.
Entry requirements
• Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
• Mature Students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.


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