Companion & Captive Animal Studies L52018-09-03T14:10:22+00:00

Companion & Captive Animal Studies

(Level 5)


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.


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


Code Title
5N0972 Customer Service
5N1611 The Internet
5N1794 Safety and Health
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience
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Companion Captive Animal Studies Level 5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee € 200
 Other  €100
 Materials  €200
TOTAL €800

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

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 – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions


Career Opportunities

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


Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255540


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