Dunboyne College of Further EducationAnimal Care Assistant 5M2768

Animal Care Assistant 5M2768

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept - May
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

• Level 5 Animal Care 5M2768 • Canine First Aid


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.


The following modules will be offered subject to availability
or demand and are subject to change:

• Animal Welfare
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Animal Behaviour
• Veterinary Assisting skills
• Office and frontline
• Biology
• Maths
• Word Processing
• Dog Grooming

The following may be offered as options on this course:
• Start Your Own Business
• Optional Year 2 QQI Level 6 Available


Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry; typical career opportunities are in the areas of 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 Technological Universities around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, Munster Technological University Tralee and Technological University of the Shannon Athlone. Progression is also possible to other Animal Science degrees including Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Bio Veterinary and Wildlife Biology degrees are available for progression. Students can also apply for general courses in UCD or TUD City Campus.


UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Zoology Option) (Level 8, 4 Years) Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL858 Veterinary Biosciences (Level 8, 4 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannnon Athlone: AL842 BioVeterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) (Level 7, 3 Years) Animal Science (Level 6, 1 Year) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL731 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Letterkenny IT: LY847 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)


Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifications
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of
previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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