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.
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Small Animal Husbandry & Housing
- Animal Welfare
- Work Experience
- Animal Grooming
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
FEEDBACK FROM PAST STUDENTS
After 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.
In 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.
Approximately €330 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
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.
QQI graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.
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)
- Waterford I.T. - BSC in Applied Biology WD176
- Waterford I.T. - BSC in Science WD177
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.