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STE5 - Level 5 Animal Care

This course provides learners with a solid foundation in Biology, Animal Grooming and basic animal care principles and practices from which to progress onto further animal care qualifications at third level or to enrol in Level 6 Animal Science to advance their studies in Monaghan Institute. The Animal Care course is ideal for those who see themselves working with animals, but have little or no experience in the this industry.

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Is this course right for you?

Whether you’ve dreamt of working with animals from a young age, or have decided later in life – perhaps following a career in a completely different field – our animal care course will give you the underlying knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the animal care sector.

What will you study?

This Animal Care course is designed to equip learners with the skills and underlying knowledge required to work in the evolving sector of animal related industries. It also provides valuable opportunities to pursue further study and a career in animal care. Through this course you will gain an understanding of animal anatomy and animal behaviour as well as developing important communication and customer care skills. You will be required to purchase a grooming equipment kit.

Areas of study to include:

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology
  • Animal Grooming
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Customer Service
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Option: Mathematics

Qualifications Obtained

5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Care

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information about this course, please contact Course Co-ordinator Fiona Breen.

STE5 - Level 5 Animal Care

STE5 - Level 5 Animal Care

Goverment Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment and field trips

STE5 - Level 5 Animal Care

Career Prospects

Animal Care graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Boarding Kennels or Shelter Veterinary Nurse │Veterinary Assistant │Zoo Keeper │Dog Groomer │Dog Trainer │Dog Walking Service │Agriculture Science.

MI Progression

Advanced Certificate in Animal Science – Level 6

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
UCD Science / Zoology 8
Tralee IT Wildlife Biology/Veterinary Bioscience 8
DkIT / LYIT / AIT Veterinary Nursing 7
DIT Science (general entry) Biosciences Industrial and Environmental Physics 7
CIT Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Physical Sciences (Common Entry)
7
Tralee IT Animal Bioscience 7

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:

Local MSPCA│ ISPCA Headquarters, Longford │ Local Veterinary Practices │Self-Established Dog Grooming Business │Assisting in Grooming Services.

STE6 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science

Advanced Animal Science offers opportunities to students who enjoy animals and wish to study their biology and care and/or their management.
Learners can build on the knowledge attained on the QQI Level 5 Animal Care course to further their skills of working with companion animals and explore obedience and training opportunities, as well as enhancing their scientific knowledge of animal science and health.

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Is this Course right for you?

This Advanced Certificate course provides training for those interested in acquiring skills necessary to manage a variety of establishments where animals are kept, including practical and supervisory skills. It integrates aspects from a wide range of animal related disciplines to provide learners with the relevant practical and theoretical knowledge to further their professional careers in this field.

What will you study?

Focus is placed on the large variety of establishments where animals are kept such as boarding kennels, stud farms, zoos, agricultural farms etc. The course aims to provide learners with the skills to be involved in managing such enterprises or developing their own small business in an animal related industry.

Areas of study to include:
• Animal Science & Health
• Wild Animal Management
• Humans, Animals and Society
• Canine Obedience Training
• Animal Trading
• Animal Grooming
• Kennel & Cattery Management
• Communications
• Work Experience

Qualifications Obtained

6M5153 QQI Level 6 Animal Science

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information about this course, please contact Course Co-ordinator Fiona Breen.

STE6 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science

STE6 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 80.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for field trips

STE6 - Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Animal Science

Career Prospects

Animal Science graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:
Boarding Kennels or Shelters │ Veterinary Nursing │Veterinary Assistant │Zoo Keeper │Dog Grooming Service │Dog Trainer │ Dog Walking Service │Agricultural Science.

Degree Progression

College Course Area Level
UCD Science / Zoology 8
DkIT / LYIT / AIT Veterinary Nursing 7
DIT Science (general entry) Biosciences Industrial and Environmental Physics 7
CIT Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Physical Sciences (Common Entry)
7

Employment Progression

Graduates progressed to work for the following companies:
Carrick Veterinary Centre, Carrickmacross │Monaghan Boarding Kennels, Corcaghan │MSPCA │ ISPCA Longford.