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Animal Care (Year 1)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Animal Care (Year 1)

Course Code: CI061VA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care
QQI Code: 5M2768
Duration: 1 Year
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Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course prepares students to assist the veterinary surgeon in all aspects of animal care. Animal care provide basic animal care, assist in laboratory procedures and in the veterinary clinic. They may also work in a variety of other settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos and animal parks. Students study a range of subjects designed to prepare them for further study or to work as a veterinary assistant or in animal care. This course is ideal for students wishing to advance to veterinary nursing degrees in Ireland and the UK.

Course Content

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Maths
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work


Career Opportunities
Students are given a firm foundation in the skills needed for employment in Animal Care.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates may progress to the Level 6 Animal Care (Year 2) course leading to a Level 6 QQI Certificate in Animal Science.

Elsewhere: Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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