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Animal Care & Husbandry

Course Code(s):  5M2768 HI
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This one-year course is one of the few courses of its kind in Ireland. It offers a broad range of subjects relating to animal care and husbandry. The learner studies for the QQI Animal Care award and a City & Guilds Certificate in Animal Management.

These awards will enable learners to pursue a career in the animal care industry both at home and abroad. Work Experience is an integral part of this course providing practical, hands-on experience which will lead to a range of training and career prospects.

What will you Study?

QQI Modules:
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Biology 5N2746
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Information and Communication Systems 5N1952
Veterinary Assisting Skills 5N1363
Mathematics

CITY and GUILDS MODULES:
Understand and Promote Animal Health
Manage Animal Accommodation
Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASAC 5M2768

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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Sample Careers

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Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Geneticist  
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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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.