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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Animal Care

Course Code(s):  5M2768
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Chiarain Croom

Colaiste Chiarain Croom
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2768
QQI Award Code 5M2768 AnimalCare
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides students with fascinating insights into the health, care and welfare of a wide variety of animals from horses and dogs to birds and fish.

Students receive a sound theoretical grounding in Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Biology. Emphasis is placed on "hands-on" practical experience with animals during the work experience placement, and during field trips to veterinary clinics, dog grooming parlours and equine centres. The "Start Your Own Business" module provides information about establishing your own business in the rapidly growing Animal Care Sector.

What will you Study?

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Mathematics
Start Your Own Business 5N1418
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Veterinary Assisting Skills 5N1363
Biology 5N2746
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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CASAC 5M2768

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Adviser   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Geneticist  
Clinical Trials Scientist   Veterinary Practitioner  
Zoologist   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  
Farrier   Veterinary Nurse  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Animals & Veterinary Science
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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