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

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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 Ani...

FET Code 5M2768 - Animal Care
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Qualifications Obtained
5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Care.
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Course Fee Goverment Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee €50.00
Administration Fee €50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Field Trips € 60.00

There may be additional fee for specialist equipment

Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for PLC maintenance grants, which are means tested. For further details, visit or where applications can be made online or downloaded.
Application Date

Expand+You can apply online now. Applications close in October each year and reopen for the next academic year in January.

Monaghan Institute operates a policy of selection and admission of learners that is, at all stages and in all ways, equitable, tran...

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Subjects Taught Areas of study to include:
Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Welfare
Animal Grooming
Animal Behaviour
Word Processing
Customer Service
Work Experience

Option: Mathematics
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
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Careers or Further Progression

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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 For more information about this course, please contact Course Co-ordinator Fiona Breen.

Monaghan Institute Education Campus,
Armagh Road,
Tel. 047-84900
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