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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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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick 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

The aim of this course is to introduce the learner to the principles and techniques that allow them to potentially work with and care for a variety of species of small animals.

What will you Study?

Animal Grooming 5N0752
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Small Animal Husbandry and Housing 5N1898
Animal Behaviour 5N0751
Customer Service 5N0972
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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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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 Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Geneticist  
Clinical Trials Scientist   Veterinary Practitioner / Surgeon  
Zoologist   Riding / Equestrian Instructor  
Farrier   Veterinary Nurse  

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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