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Animal Care and Grooming

-Created 30-08-2021

Animal Welfare

location Dunboyne Business Park

Course Title:   Animal Care and Grooming
Course Category:   Animal Welfare
Duration:   1 Year Full time
Entry Requirements
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification

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Course Content
The following modules will be offered subject to availability / demand and may be subject to change:
• Animal Welfare • Animal Grooming • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Teamwork • Safety and Health at Work • Work Experience • Animal Behaviour • Mathematics • Biology • Word Processing • Small Animal Husbandry and Housing • Customer Service • Reception and Frontline Office Skills • Information and Administration
This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of animal care and grooming. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of the animal care industry. It provides a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the animal care industry. The course has been designed to meet a growing demand in Ireland for people to work in the animal care services.

• QQI Level 5 in Animal Care 5M2768
• Canine First Aid
Learning Outcomes
Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry; typical career opportunities are in the areas of animal grooming or animal health which may include pet shop, zoos and animal rescue centres. These industries and employers seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and Technological Universities around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, Munster Technological University Tralee and Technological University of the Shannon Athlone. Progression is also possible to other Animal Science degrees including Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Bio Veterinary and Wildlife Biology degrees are available for progression. Students can also apply for general courses in UCD or TUD City Campus.

UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Zoology Option) (Level 8, 4 Years) Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL858 Veterinary Biosciences (Level 8, 4 Years) Munster Technological University Tralee: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years) Technological University of the Shannnon Athlone: AL842 BioVeterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) (Level 7, 3 Years) Animal Science (Level 6, 1 Year) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL731 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) Letterkenny IT: LY847 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   QQI Level 5
Start Date
Start Date:   11 09 2023 - 18 05 2024
Course provider information
Contact person:   Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Email:
Contact:   (01) 802 6577
Institute:   Dunboyne College of Further Education
Location:   Dunboyne Business Park

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