Animal Health Care

5M-Science Faculty

This course is an ideal foundation for progression to careers in the animal health industry, from animal welfare, kennel manager, veterinary nursing to zoologist.

You will explore the animal industry in a science based, hands on and stimulating course. You will study animal handling, science, welfare and animal grooming, learning practical skills, gaining the knowledge and experience required to work directly with animals.

We have many professional links, and you will participate in a wide range of field trips to animal care contexts. This course is a foundation for careers and further study in the animal industry, and there are many progression options, including specialised entry to veterinary nursing, Animal Science, Science, Agricultural Science, Marine Biology and Zoology degree courses.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • Hands-on course, with animal handling experience
  • Learn practical skills and apply knowledge
  • Highly experienced animal science team
  • Great professional links
  • Opportunities for field trips
  • Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6

Course Content

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Veterinary Assisting Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression
Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Animal Care Roles
  • Animal Welfare Organisations
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Catteries
  • Grooming Parlours
  • Large and Small Animal Clinics
  • Pet Shops
  • Stable Yards
  • animal-health-care-testimonial

Entry Requirements

Certification

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care 5M2768
  • Canine First Responder – Certification of Participation
  • Manual Handling

Costs

  • Standard registration and L5 exam costs
    (see costs, fees and finance)
  • Field Trips €65
  • Course folder & textbook – €50
  • Manual Handling – €84
  • Canine First Responder – €75

Additional Costs
Students on this programme require the following equipment and PPE, average costs are:

  • Grooming Kit €130
  • PPE Clothing Pack Required €30

Full details of what is required are available at interview and induction

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 331880
Coordinator: Martina Redmond

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.