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Animal Care - Veterinary Assistant

Course Code(s):  5M2768
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

Designed to meet the needs of learners to wish who wish to work in the animal care industry or to progress to Further Education. (Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing - Athlone IT) Practical instruction & Work Experience form an important part of this course.

Learners may secure employment in a range of industries involved within the caring and treatment of animals and in veterinary practices. Sections of this course are delivered by a Veterinary Surgeon.

What will you Study?

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Communications 5N0690
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Biology 5N2746
Veterinary Assisting Skills 5N1363
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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASAC 5M2768

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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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