This is the progression course for students who have completed the QQI level 5 Animal Care – Veterinary Nursing course at St. John’s Central College. Theoretical and college based practical studies are complimented by extramural placements with approved Veterinary Clinics or Hospitals throughout the year. Completion of the (Level 5 & 6) course, allows the students to be eligible for registration as Veterinary Nurses with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
|6N5565||Animal Science & Health|
|6N1949||Personal & Professional Development|
|6N5986||Veterinary Surgical Theatre Management|
|6N6006||Veterinary Surgical Nursing|
|6N5925||Clinical Laboratory Techniques|
|6N6005||Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging|
|6N5985||Veterinary Nursing Pharmacy|
|6N5926||Medical Veterinary Nursing|
|6N6225||Veterinary Practice Management|
|6N5567||Large Animal Husbandry|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care, is required
One year full time
Participants will be required to undertake:
2 days work experience per week and 3 block weeks
The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Education Progression Opportunities
CIT: CR001; CR006; CR007; CR010; CR300
Tralee IT: TL748; TL758; TL858
QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions.
- General Practice
- Head Nurse/Practice Management
Benefits for veterinary nurses
Veterinary nurses who graduate from an ACOVENE-accredited programme have attained a known minimum standard of knowledge and skills. Their programme has been subject to expert visitation and ongoing monitoring by the Board, which is recognised and endorsed by the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. This means they have highly employable skills within European veterinary practice, providing opportunities to work in many member states. Veterinary nursing is a regulated profession in an increasing number of countries. Achievement of an ACOVENE-accredited programme is recognised by most registration bodies, thus speeding the process of professional registration where this is required.