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Animal Care (Year 2)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Animal Care (Year 2)

Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science
QQI Code: 6M5153
Duration: 1 Year
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A Veterinary Assistant at work

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award (or Equivalent) such as the level 5 Animal Care course at Cavan Institute. Mature applicants (aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement will still be considered.

Course Description
This is designed as a follow-on course from the QQI level 5 Animal Care course available at Cavan Institute (and elsewhere). This course covers all of the aspects of animal science and aims to advance the student’s 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. Industry placement is an important part of this course with placement being completed over the duration of the course. 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.

Course Content

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Word Processing
  • Large Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Science and Health
  • Animal Trading
  • Communications
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Research Skills
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme have found work in veterinary practices and animal shelters.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to 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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