Companion & Captive Animal Studies
QQI Animal Care Level 5, Code 5M2768
This course is for the animal enthusiast. There is no strict emphasis on a certain animal or animals on the course. Instead learners are introduced to principles and techniques that allow them to potentially work with a variety of species.
Progression is advised where business and enterprise skills can be learned; fundamental to wildlife parks and sanctuaries, pet shops and similar industries.
|5N1898||Small Animal Husbandry|
|5N0750||Animal Anatomy & Physiology|
|5N1794||Safety and Health|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€ 200|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Work experience in Animal Care is of an advantage in application.
One-year full time
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Education Progression Opportunities
SJC: Animal Science 6M5153
CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR011; CR300
AIT: AL 842
Tralee IT: TL858
WIT: WD:176, WD177
- Pet Shops
- Grooming Parlours
- Boarding Kennels
- Animal Welfare Organisations
- Stable Yards
- Large & Small Animal Clinics