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Carlow Institute of Further Education
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, KILKENNY ROAD, CARLOW
TEL: 059 913 1187  |  FAX: 059 914 3521  |  CIFE.INFO@KILKENNYCARLOWETB.IE
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TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS FACULTY
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 

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
     

 

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 €350 to cover the costs of textbooks, grooming equipment and tunic.
 

CERTIFICATION

Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI: Level 5 - Certificate in Animal Care

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


HIGHER EDUCATION

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

Example Followon Courses

  • Athlone I.T. Veterinary Nursing (AL731)
  • Dundalk I.T Veterinary Nursing (DK784)
  • UCD Veterinary Nursing (DN310)
  • Letterkenny I.I Veterinary Nursing (LY847)
  • Waterford I.T. - BSC in Applied Biology WD176
  • Waterford I.T. - BSC in Science WD177

     

GARDA VETTING

See notes on Page 19 of the prospectus

Eligible for Round Zero Offers - Please refer to the prospectus for more details

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