This course would suit students 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.
- Laboratory Techniques • Maths • Biology • Chemistry • Communications • Work Experience • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work • Animal Behaviour • Animal Welfare • Physics
- QQI Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
Graduates from this course may access Veterinary Nursing degrees in major Universities and ITs. TUD 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 (Munster Technological University Tralee), Marine Biology (Atlantic Technological University GMIT), BioVeterinary at Technological University of the Shannon Athlone or Munster Technological University Tralee. Some graduates may 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 UK.
EXAMPLES OF CAREER PROGRESSION
UCD: DN250 Agri-Environmental Sciences/Agricultural Science (Zoology) (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN 310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL731 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Atlantic Technological University: LY847 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL842 Bioveterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD191 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Zoology Option) (Level 8, 4 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years)
- Leaving Cert or LCA
- Mature students of all backgrounds
- Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.