Animal Science & Care

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Animal Science & Care
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
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) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
Animal Science & Care provides learners with the skills, experience and knowledge to make an informed choice regarding continuing their studies or progressing into employment. Whether your interests lie in the animal care sector, animal grooming or veterinary nursing, studying Animal Science is a pathway that allows access to all of these opportunities.
FET Code QQI Level 5 in Animal Care
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
5M2768 QQI Level 5 Animal Science
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

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Government Levy (PPC)

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
•Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
•Those who a...

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Interview Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020, Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020, Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020, Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.
Application Date You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter. Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August 2020.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2020
Subjects Taught Course Modules
•Animal Anatomy & Physiology
•Animal Welfare
•Animal Grooming
•Animal Behaviour
•Small Animal Husbandry & Housing
•Laboratory Skills
•Work Experience
Entry Requirements All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Careers or Further Progression Progression To Degrees
DkIT Veterinary Nursing Level 7
DkIT Science Level 8
AIT Veterinary Nursing Level 7
LYIT Veterinary Nursing Level 7
UCD Veterinary Nursing Level 8
UCD Agricultural Science Level 8

Career Opportunities
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Veterinary Assistant
Self-employed - Animal Care Industry
Animal Breeder
Pet Shop Sales Assistant
Zoo Keeper
Dog Warden
Boarding Kennels Assistant
Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
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