Animal Care

Courses

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Animal Care

Level 5

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Advanced Animal Science

Level 6

Animal Care (Level 5)

Course Code: 5M2768

 

Course Content: 

  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biology
  • Word Processing
  • Safety & Health at Work or Mathematics.
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Small Animal Husbandry
  • Canine First Aid

Award: 

QQI Level 5 in Animal Care

Aim:

This one year course provides students with a very solid foundation in Animal Care and Grooming. Often graduates progress to a degree in Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Biochemistry, Animal Science and Animal Behaviour.

Progression & Career Options: 

Students may find employment in the Animal Care, Veterinary Nursing and Grooming Industry. Graduates may apply to join our Level 6 course in Animal Science or apply for entry into related courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities both in Ireland and in the UK:

 


UCD

Dundalk IT

Athlone IT

Letterkenny IT

Colegsirgâr, Wales

Additional course fees apply.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2768 Animal Care

DIFE Course Title:  Animal Care (Level 5)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

UCD Veterinary Nursing, Agricultural Science
DKIT, AIT, LYIT Veterinary Nursing
Colegsirgar, Carmarthenshire, Wales Veterinary Nursing
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M2768 Animal Care

DIFE Course Title:  Animal Care (Level 5)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘As a mature student, I enrolled in Animal Care at DIFE to reacquaint myself with structured study, assignment deadlines and to expand my knowledge of animal care in general. The range of subjects gave me the opportunity to diversify my skillset, giving me the confidence to proceed to a higher level. Now studying Veterinary Nursing, the complementary curriculum and academic rigour of the course at DIFE has allowed me to transition nicely into third level. I absolutely recommend this course for anyone considering working in the animal sector.’ – Siobhan Carroll

Advanced Animal Science (Level 6)

Course Code: 6M5153

 

Course Content: 

  • Animal Science and Health
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Animal Grooming
  • Grooming Science
  • Canine Obedience and Training
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Award: 

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science

Aim:

This course leads to a QQI Level 6 award in Animal Science. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to manage an Animal Care facility or to set up their own business. Often graduates progress to a Degree in Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Biochemistry, Animal Science and Animal Behaviour.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have successfully completed QQI Level 5 in Animal Care.

Progression & Career Options: 

Students may find employment directly within the Animal Care industry. Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to manage an Animal Care facility or to start their own business in the animal related industry. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to a range of related Degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities both nationally and in the UK. DIFE has a direct link to Colegsirgâr in Wales for learners to progress their studies in this area.

Additional course fees apply.

Course Code and QQI Title:  6M5153 – Animal Management (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Animal Science (Level 6)

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Colegsirgâr, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Veterinary Nursing

Eligible to apply to related courses both nationally and in the UK.

Employment with the Animal Care Industry.

Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  6M5153 – Animal Management (Level 6)

DIFE Course Title:  Animal Science (Level 6)

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 80
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 480
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I really enjoyed my two years in DIFE as it was exactly what I needed to do to allow me to progress onto the veterinary nursing course I am now studying in Wales. My teachers were great help. If there were any problems I would never hesitate to ask for help as they were easily approachable.’Allysha Lynch (past student)