Animal & Agri-Sciences - Pre-University

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Animal & Agri-Sciences - Pre-University
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 5M2768 PU01
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 programme is designed for students wishing to study Animal and Agri-Science at University. Students will receive a solid foundation in Biology and basic Agri-Science principles and practices which will allow progression to a wid...

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 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 Students will complete core animal science subjects including:

Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Welfare
Animal Grooming
Animal Behaviour
Customer Service

Common subjects such as Communications, Word Processing, Mathematics and Work Experience may also be included.
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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Progress to a degree where you can pursue a career in:

Boarding Kennels or Shelter Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Assistant
Zoo Keeper
Dog Groomer
Dog Trainer
Dog Walking Service
Agriculture Science

Degree Progression

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