Course Description

Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant



Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant is course run by Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Dublin. It is a 'Practical' course with a duration of One Year Full-time. Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Animal Care / Animal Care Assistant at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, please review the details below.

This course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of areas within the Animal Health Care sector, or to progress to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Learners will study core areas of Animal Health Care and are enabled to put theory into practice through experiential learning in a fully equipped Animal Health Care Suite. This course is delivered by specialists who are currently practising within the profession. Regular field trips and the handling of a wide variety of animals are key features of this course.

Areas of Study

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
  • Veterinary Assisting Skills
  • Biology
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Mathematics (Optional)
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Training ProviderDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course TypePractical
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 5 QQI Award Animal Care (5M2768)
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course DurationOne Year Full-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: Leaving Certificate A Level 4 QQI Award Mature Applicants are welcome As there is an emphasis on the science subjects, Biology, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, a background in science would be desirable, but not essential.
Carear PathGraduates may seek employment in: veterinary clinics, dog grooming parlours, pet shops, catteries/dog kennels, animal welfare organisations, agricultural, science industries, farms (including petting farms), zoos, wildlife parks, and self-employment (both in Ireland and abroad).
Phone1 280 9676
Course Code5M2768
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17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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