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Veterinary Nursing

Course Code(s):  5M2768
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2768
QQI Award Code 5M2768 AnimalCare
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to give learners foundation training in caring specifically for dogs. It introduces elements of all industries that involve mans best friend, but it is advisable that progression to the Level 6 Canine Studies and Management is made to study further and gain important business and management skills.

What will you Study?

Animal Grooming 5N0752
Small Animal Husbandry and Housing 5N1898
Animal Anatomy and Physiology 5N0750(Comparative)
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Animal Behaviour 5N0751
Integrated Components
Customer Service 5N0972
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Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASAC 5M2768

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Canine Studies & Management St. John's Central College 
Animal Management & Enterprise St. John's Central College 
Animal Care Mallow College of Further Education 
Animal Science - Advanced Mallow College of Further Education 
Canine Husbandry St. John's Central College 
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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Agricultural Adviser   Dairy Industry Scientist  
Farm Manager   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Veterinary Practitioner  
Veterinary Nurse   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  
Farrier   Animal Lab Technician  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Animals & Veterinary Science
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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