• Code: HA
  • Certification:Companion Animal Science
  • Duration: One Year

Description

This one-year course is uniquely designed for those who wish to progress to setting up their own animal care business or working at a supervisory level in a range of animal establishments. It offers a broad range of subjects to encourage learners to explore different aspects of companion animal management. The learner has the opportunity to seek work experience in a variety of settings. The learner will study towards a QQI award in Animal Science at Level 6. They may also achieve a City & Guilds Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management.

Programme of Study

QQI

Canine Obedience and Training
Kennel and Cattery Management
Animal Grooming
Animal Science & Health
Humans, Animals and Society
Entrepreneurship
Work Experience
Customer Service


CITY & GUILDS

Understand Animal Welfare and Breed Development
Undertake Kennel and Cattery Management
Undertake Pet Store Design and Animal Management


     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care
Mature learners – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Learners are required to source their own work experience.

Places are offered following successful interview.

Career Opportunities

Self-Employment
Cattery/Dog Kennels
Pet Shops
Animal Sanctuaries
Dog Grooming
Education
Veterinary Clinics

Higher Education Progression*

Learners may be eligible to progress to selected higher education courses in Ireland through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) and in Britain.

Athlone IT:

Veterinary Nursing (AL731)  
Bioveterinary science (AL842) 

Tralee IT:

Animal Bioscience (TL758)
Wildlife Biology (TL851)
Veterinary Biosciences (TL858)

Course Co-Ordinator

Hilda Harty

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