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Animal Health Care - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5153 AH6
QQI Award Code:  6M5153 Animal Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5153 AH6
QQI Award Code 6M5153 Animal Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

These courses are designed to equip learners with the skills and the knowledge to work in a variety of areas within the Animal Care sector or to progress to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Learners will study core areas of Animal Care and are enabled to put theory into practice through experiential learning in a fully equipped Animal Care suite. These courses are delivered by specialists who are currently practising within the profession. Regular field trips and the handling of a wide variety of animals are key features of this course.

What will you Study?

Animal Science and Health
Large Animal Husbandry
Wild Animal Management
Animal Grooming Advanced
Canine Obedience and Training
Work Experience
Customer Service
Communications
Mathematics (Optional)
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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Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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Related Career Sectors

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Animals & Veterinary Science
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