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Carlow Institute of Further Education
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KILKENNY ROAD, CARLOW
TEL: 059 913 1187  |  FAX: 059 914 3521  |  INFO@CARLOWIFE.IE
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FIELD: AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE & COMPUTING
COURSE DETAILS

ANIMAL CARE

 

COURSE CODE: 5M2768
 
COURSE/PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR: MARTINA REDMOND
 
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This is a one year full-time course which aims to provide a gateway for students interested in perusing a career in an animal related field. The course is designed to equip students with the practical skills, knowledge and experience required to work directly with animals and as a foundation for further study in this arena.

COURSE/PROGRAMME CONTENT

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Small Animal Husbandry & Housing 

 

  • Animal Welfare
  • Work Experience
  • Animal Grooming
  • Biology
  • Business Administration Skills 
     

CAREER PROSPECTS

Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in:

  • Pet Shops
  • Grooming Parlours
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Animal Welfare Organisations
  • Stable Yards
  • Large & Small Animal Clinics
  • Catteries
     

Opportunities to progress to further study in the fields of animal welfare, science, agriculture, veterinary & zoology


FEEDBACK FROM PAST STUDENTS

JHoranAfter starting out my educational career path undertaking a civil engineering course it was a big jump into something new but I always felt it wasn't the right career path for me. I sought out a course that would give me a gateway into multiple animal related courses such as Veterinary Nursing or Zoology. I came across this Level 5 FETAC in Animal Care in Carlow Institute of Further Education. I undertook the course and with the Lecturers and other staff being so helpful I settled right in.

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Lisa BrownIn doing this course it gave me a foundation to build on. I am now in my 1st year of a BSC in Veterinary Nursing in Athlone Institute of Technology. I am really enjoying the course and it was great to have done the Animal care course in Carlow IFE as it eased me into 3rd level education, as I am a ma- ture student and the course in C IFE has made settling into the academic life of AIT easier.
Lisa Brown
 


COSTS
 

Approximately €250 to cover the costs of textbooks, grooming kit and tunic.
Level 5 Word Processing will be available as a night course at the Institute for students wishing to apply to the degree course in Veterinary Nursing at UCD.  Approx cost €150
 


CERTIFICATION

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI/FETAC): Level 5 - Certificate in Animal Care

Due to ongoing developments in FETAC(QQI), award names and content are subject to change.


HIGHER EDUCATION

FETAC graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.
 

FETAC(QQI) Link Scheme Includes

  • Athlone I.T. Veterinary Nursing (AL731)
  • Dundalk I.T Veterinary Nursing (DK784)
  • UCD Veterinary Nursing (DN310)
  • Letterkenny I.I Veterinary Nursing (LY847)
     

GARDA VETTING

Garda Vetting is a requirement on courses / programmes where students / learners have access to children or vulnerable adults.  Prior to attending work experience students / learners must be vetted by the Gardaí.  All students / learners being offered a place on a course/programme will be issued with Garda Vetting forms by post with the course offer. 

Students / learners who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland / Northern Ireland and for whom Garda Vetting is unavailable are required to provide vetting from the relevant police authorities.

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