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|QQI Award Code||5M2768 AnimalCare|
This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of veterinary nursing, 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. The course 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.
What is Animal Care?
This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of veterinary nursing, 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.
Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry, typical career opportunities are in the areas of veterinary nursing, 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 I.T.’s around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk IT, Athlone IT, Cork I.T and Letterkenny IT. Students can also apply for general courses like Science in UCD or DIT.
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Animal Anatomy and Physiology 5N0750
Word Processing 5N1358
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Veterinary Assisting Skills 5N1363
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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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