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Naoise Pye

Social Care Worker

St. Michael's House

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You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Veterinary Nursing


Course Code(s):  5M2768
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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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 you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Animal Grooming
Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Comparative)
Animal Welfare
Animal Behaviour
Integrated Components
Customer Service
Internet
Safety & Health at work
Communications
Work Experience

 

Important: 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.

 

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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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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2768