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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:   One Year
Entry Requirements
• Leaving Cert or LCA
• Mature students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
Course Content
• Animal Welfare
• Animal Grooming
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Communications
• 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
• Start Your Own Business
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.
Learning Outcomes
Students may seek immediate employment in the animal care industry; typical career opportunities are in the areas of veterinary nursing, 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 ITs around the country or in the UK. Examples of linked courses include veterinary nursing and veterinary assistant courses in UCD, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Letterkenny IT, Tralee IT and Athlone Institute of Technology. Students can also apply for general courses like Science in UCD or TU Dublin City Campus where there are 30 places with access to four Science programmes.

UCD: DN310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCD: DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years)
Tralee IT: TL858 Veterinary Biosciences (Level 8, 4 Years)
Tralee IT: TL851 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years)
Athlone IT: AL842 Bio-Veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) 6M5153 Animal Science (Level 6, 1 Year)
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   QQI Level 5 in Animal Care & Canine First Aid
Start Date
Start Date:   September 2022
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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