///Companion & Captive Animal Studies L5
Companion & Captive Animal Studies L5 2017-12-10T15:17:48+00:00

Companion & Captive Animal Studies L5


QQI Animal Care Level 5, Code 5M2768

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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.

Entry Requirements

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

Core Components

Code Title
5N0752 Animal Grooming
5N1898 Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
5N0750 Animal Anatomy & Physiology
5N0753 Animal Welfare
5N0751 Animal Behaviour

Integrated Components

Code Title
5N0972 Customer Service
5N1611 The Internet
5N1794 Safety and Health
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience


Work Placement/Experience

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

LIT: LC260

AIT: AL 842

Tralee IT: TL858

WIT: WD:176, WD177


We advise you to consult the CAO website – www.cao.ie and http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=fetac_ to confirm specific entry requriments for Higher Educaiton Institutions



Career Opportunities

  • Pet Shops
  • Grooming Parlours
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Animal Welfare Organisations
  • Stable Yards
  • Large & Small Animal Clinics
  • Catteries


Course specific Contact Details

For further details email: companioncaptive@stjohnscollege.ie