Course Description

Advanced Certificate in Animal Healthcare/Animal Care Assistant



These courses are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and the skills 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.

These courses are 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 these courses. Career Options Graduates 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).

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Level 5 QQI Award in Animal Care
  • Mature applicants with relevant experience are welcome

Course Modules

  • 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

Certification

  • Level 6 QQI Award Animal Science (6M5153)

Progression Opportunities

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, both at Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Training ProviderDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryAnimal Care, Agriculture, Animal Science, Veterinary & Food
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 6 Certificate / Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 6 QQI Award Animal Science (6M5153)
Course FeePOA
Course DurationOne Year Full-time
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: • Level 5 QQI Award in Animal Care • Mature applicants with relevant experience are welcome
Carear PathGraduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, both at Universities and Institutes of Technology.
Phone1 280 9676
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Course Provider

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute



17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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