Canine Studies and Management

(Level 6)


QQI Animal Science Level 6, Code 6M5153


This advanced course gives students all of the practical training & experience required to be a skilled Animal Groomer, as well as offering many other opportunities in animal related professions. Students manage the College’s Grooming Room, gaining an understanding of the science of grooming and the products used, building up experience in handling & working with animals. Work Experience in the industry remains integrated in the course structure.


Code Title
6N6226 Animal Grooming
6N5565 Animal Science & Health
6N4310 Business Management
6N1950 Communications
6N6229 Investigative Studies
6N5569 Humans, Animals and society
6N5585 Kennel and Cattery Management
6N6228 Canine Obedience
6N1946 Work Experience

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care is required.


One-year full time

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Canine Studies & Management L6


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Student Services € 250
 QQI Fee  €80
 Gov PLC Fee € 200
 Other  €100
 Materials  €100
TOTAL €730

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

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

CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR011

LIT: LC260

AIT: AL 842

WD:176, WD177

Tralee IT: TL858, WD:176, WD177


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.

See QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions:


Career Opportunities

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