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Veterinary Assistant (Year 2)

Course Code(s):  6M5153
QQI Award Code:  6M5153 Animal Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course covers all of the aspects of animal science and aims to advance the studentís academic and professional career prospects in animal care while also studying units in business and management. Students may use this course as a progression to a degree in related animal management and animal science and care areas.

By the end of this course students will have learned how to maintain a high level of husbandry when rearing animals and have a knowledge of a wide range of animals.

What will you Study?

Animal Behaviour 6N5568
Large Animal Husbandry 6N5567
Animal Science and Health 6N5565
Animal Trading 6N5566
Communications 6N1950
Kennel and Cattery Management 6N5585
Research Skills 6N5450
Work Experience 6N1946
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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Veterinary Assistant (Year 1) Cavan Institute 
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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 Research Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon  
Veterinary Nurse   Riding / Equestrian Instructor  
Farrier   Animal Lab Technician  

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)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.