Animal Science and Management

(Level 6)


QQI Animal Science Level 6, Code 6M5153


This course encourages you to progress from being animal carers to being supervisors, managers and proprietors or having other roles of responsibility within the varied animal care and science sectors. Our new approach to course delivery means that you can tailor the course specifically to your area of interest by choosing the subjects most suitable to the industry you wish to work in. At level 6 you participate in more self-directed learning with the support of knowledgeable, experienced staff and you combine opportunities for gaining advanced knowledge and progressive personalised skills thorough a mixture of college based learning and practical work placements.


CORE (mandatory) component awards

Code Title
6N5565 Animal Science & Health
6N1950 Communications
6N1946 Work Experience

Elective (choice) component awards (learners select 6)

Code Title
6N6226 Animal Grooming
6N5566 Animal Trading
6N4310 Business Management
6N6228 Canine Obedience
6N5569 Humans, Animals and society
6N6229 Investigative Studies
6N5585 Kennel and Cattery Management
6N5567 Large Animal Husbandry
6N5570 Wild Animal Management
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Animal Management Enterprise L6


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
 Materials €100
 QQI Fee €80
 Student Services €250
Other €170
 Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €800

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care, is required.


One-year full time

Work Placement/Experience

Learners on the Animal Science and Management course are encouraged to continue participating in work experience as such opportunities and experiences are invaluable and can on occasions lead to employment.


Education Progression Opportunities

CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR300; CR325; CR333; CR340; CR365; CR370;

LIT: LC260

AIT: AL 842

WIT: WD177

Tralee IT: TL748; TL758; TL858


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

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

Career Opportunities

  • Animal Scientist / Laboratory/Research work
  • Animal Pharmaceuticals and Product Sale/Promotion
  • Grooming Parlour Assistant/Owner
  • Pet Shop Manager
  • Zoos/Wildlife Parks
  • Customs and Animal Control
  • Animal Welfare Officer and Law Enforcement
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Dog Training Facilities
  • Animal Boarding and Daycare
  • Equine Establishments
  • Pet Farms
  • Commercial Farms