Companion & Captive Animal Studies
This course is for the animal enthusiast. Learners will be presented with information on a broad range of species and encouraged to develop their knowledge and skill in husbandry principles and techniques. The programme helps learners to familiarise themselves with the variety of opportunities available to work with all kinds of animals; domestic and wild as well as promoting the development of core transferable interpersonal and technological skills.
|5N1898||Small Animal Husbandry|
|5N0750||Animal Anatomy & Physiology|
|5N1794||Safety and Health|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
- In general, applicants should hold a Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4 qualification, a science based subject is preferable but not essential. For mature applicants, appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
- All applicants will be required to attend an interview
- An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the
minimum entry requirements set out and attended for interview
One-year full time
Learners on the Animal Care courses are encouraged to participate in work experience as an integral part of the programme. Relevant work experience should be gained by the learner independently, with support given during the placement as required.
Education Progression Opportunities
SJC: Animal Science 6M5153
CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR300; CR325; CR333; CR340; CR365; CR370;
AIT: AL 842
Tralee IT: TL748; TL758; TL858
- Pet Shops
- Wildlife Parks
- Pet Farms
- Animal Welfare Organisations