Animal Science

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Animal Science
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 6M5153
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Advanced Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

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Advanced Animal Science offers opportunities to students who enjoy animals and wish to study their biology and care and/or their management. Learners can build on the knowledge attained on the QQI Level 5 Animal Care course to furthe...

FET Code 6M5153 - Animal Science
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Qualifications Obtained
6M5153 QQI Level 6 Animal Science.
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Course Fee QQI Exam Fee €80.00
Administration Fee €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 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 Science & Health
• Wild Animal Management
• Humans, Animals and Society
• Canine Obedience Training
• Animal Trading
• Animal Grooming
• Kennel & Cattery Management
• Communications
• 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
• Examinations
• Practical Skills Tests
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Careers or Further Progression

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Animal Science graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:
Boarding Kennels or Shelters
Veterinary Nursing
Veterinary Assistant
Zoo Keeper
Dog Groom...

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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