• Code: HI
  • Certification: QQI Level 5  Award in Applied Science – Animal Care (5M2768). City & Guilds Certificate Level 5 equivalence on the NFQ in Animal Management
  • Duration: One Year

Description

This one-year course is one of the few courses of its kind in Ireland. It offers a broad range of subjects relating to animal care and husbandry. The learner studies for the QQI Animal Care award and a City & Guilds Certificate in Animal Management. These awards will enable learners to pursue a career in the animal care industry both at home and abroad. Work Experience is an integral part of this course providing practical, hands-on experience which will lead to a range of training and career prospects.
 

Programme of Study


QQI

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Animal Grooming
  • Information and Communication Systems
  • Veterinary Assisting Skills
  • Mathematics


CITY & GUILDS

  • Understand and Promote Animal Health
  • Manage Animal Accommodation
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding


     Components subject to change

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate with two subjects at higher level, one of which must be Biology
  • Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview. Learners are required to source their own work experience.

Career Opportunities
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Dog Grooming
  • Pet Shops
  • Cattery/Dog Kennels
  • Self-Employment
Higher Education Progression*

UCD:

  • Veterinary Nursing (DN310)

Dundalk IT:

  • Veterinary Nursing (DK784)

Athlone IT:

  • Veterinary Nursing (AL731)

Letterkenny IT:

  • Veterinary Nursing (LY847)

Universities in Great Britain & Northern Ireland
 

BIFE:

  • Animal Science - FETAC Level 6 (6M5153)
Course Co-Ordinator

Evelyn Dixon

Where are they now?

Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...

​"I chose to go to BIFE despite living in Dublin and facing a 2 hour journey each day to and from the college as I had met past students who loved the course. The tutors were always extremely friendly and willing to help you do your best whether it was smaller assignments or final exams. The course was set in such a way that ensured all modules were easy to follow and interesting. I came to BIFE with the strict mindset that I would go on to further education to study Veterinary Nursing. However, each module was so captivating that I am now looking at Veterinary Nursing, a career in Animal Welfare or opening my own business. Either way, I plan to study the Level 6 Animal Science course in BIFE to further develop the skills they have given me. I loved the course and would highly recommend studying in BIFE for anyone looking to have a career in the care and welfare of animals." - Laura Higgins

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