Animal Care

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Animal Care
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 5M2768
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

Expand+This course provides learners with a solid foundation in Biology, Animal Grooming and basic animal care principles and practices from which to progress onto further animal care qualifications at third level or to enrol in Level 6 Animal Science to ad...

FET Code 5M2768 - Animal Care
Duration 1 Year – Full Time
Comment Qualifications Obtained: 5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Care
Course Fee Goverment Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment and field trips
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for a Further Education grant, which is means tested. For more information and advice contact your local Education and Training Board (ETB) or visit or where applications can be made online.

Further Information

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Subjects Taught Course Content
Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Welfare
Animal Grooming
Safety & Health at Work
Word Processing
Customer Service
Work Experience

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or equivalent is the standard entry requirement for Level 5 courses. Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Award are also acceptable on the majority of Level 5 courses.

Some courses have subject specific requirements and these will be noted on relevant course pages.

A QQI Level 5 award or equivalent in a relevant subject area is the standard entry requirement for Level 6 Advanced Certificate courses.
Assessment Method You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Assignments
• Project Work
• Practical Skills Tests
• Examinations
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
Animal Care graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Boarding Kennels or Shelter Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Assistant
Zoo Keeper
Dog Groomer...

Further Enquiries Monaghan Institute Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan
Tel. 047-84900
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For more information about this course, please contact Course Co-ordinator Fiona Breen.
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