Animal Science & Care

Course Aim

Animal Science provides the student with the skills, experience and knowledge to make an informed choice regarding continuing their studies or progressing into employment. Whether your interests lie in the animal care sector, animal grooming or veterinary nursing, studying Animal Science is a pathway that allows access to all of these opportunities.

 

Course Modules

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Maths
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work

 

Certification

5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Science

 

Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

DkIT | Veterinary Nursing | Level 7
DkIT | Science | Level 8
AIT | Veterinary Nursing | Level 7
LYIT | Veterinary Nursing | Level 7
UCD | Veterinary Nursing | Level 8
UCD | Agricultural Science | Level 8

 

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

YVeterinary Assistant | Self-employed - Animal Care Industry | Animal Breeder | Pet Shop Sales Assistant | Zoo Keeper | Dog Warden | Boarding Kennels Assistant 

 




Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

 

QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80

 

Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.

 

 

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