top of page

More ▼

Cavan Institute

Animal Science


Animal Science

Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Animal Care (or equivalent). Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can dem­onstrate industry experience.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme have found work in various animal care settings such as veterinary practices, agricultural industry and animal care facilities


Graduates of this course in Animal Science are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree pro­grammes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institu­tion regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Veterinary Nursing - Scottish Rural College (SRUC) Applied

  • Animal Science - Scottish Rural College (SRUC) Applied Zoology -

  • Harper Adams University, UK Veterinary Physiotherapy - Harper

  • Adams University, UK Animal Nutrition - Scottish Rural College (SRUC)

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science.

  • Animal Behaviour 

  • Animal Science and Health 

  • Communications 

  • Animal Grooming 

  • Word Processing 

  • Large Animal Husbandry 

  • Animal Trading 

  • Kennel and Cattery Management 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

This course in Animal Science 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 in Animal Science 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.

Solas Logo
European Union Funded

Hear From Past Students  Of This Course Area ...

bottom of page