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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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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

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 will you Study?

Animal Welfare 5N0753
Biology 5N2746
Animal Anatomy and Physiology 5N0750
Word Processing 5N1358
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Communications 5N0690
Veterinary Assisting Skills 5N1363
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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

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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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CASAC 5M2768

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