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Cavan Institute
Animal Science Year 2

Animal Science is designed as a follow-on course from the level 5 Animal Care (Year 1) course available at Cavan Institute (and elsewhere).

Animal Science Year 2


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.

Further Study

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 Institutes of Tech­nology and Universities (please check with the particular institu­tion regarding  local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

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


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science.


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Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science.

Animal Behaviour

Animal Science and Health


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.

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