Course Description

Advanced Certificate in Animal Healthcare/Animal Care Assistant

Overview These courses are designed to equip students 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. Students 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.

Areas of Study

  • Animal Science and Health
  • Large Animal Husbandry
  • Wild Animal Management
  • Animal Grooming
  • Canine Obedience and Training
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Serviced
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Mathematics (Optional)
  • Horse Conformation and Evaluation
  • Humans, Animals  and Society


CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryAnimal Care, Agriculture
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 6 QQI Award Animal Science (6M5153)
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course DurationOne Year Full-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: • Level 5 QQI Award in Animal Care • Mature applicants with relevant experience are welcome
Carear PathCareer 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)
Phone1 280 9676
Course Code6(M5153)
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

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

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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