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Animal Science

Course Code(s):  6M5153
QQI Award Code:  6M5153 Animal Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5153
QQI Award Code 6M5153 Animal Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is the second year of a two year course leading to a QQI Level 6 award in Animal Science. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to manage an animal care facility or to set up their own business. Often graduates progress to a Degree in Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Biochemistry and Animal Science.

What will you Study?

Animal Science and Health
Large Animal Husbandry
Animal Behaviour
Kennel and Cattery Management
Animal Grooming
Grooming Science
Canine Obedience and Training
Communications
Work Preparation and Experience
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.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M5153

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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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