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Veterinary Assistant - Animal Care

Course Code(s):  5M2768 STE5
QQI Award Code:  5M2768 AnimalCare
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2768 STE5
QQI Award Code 5M2768 AnimalCare
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

With an ever increasing pet population and due to changes and requirements in veterinary nursing practices, the demand for quality animal care is greater than ever.

This Animal Care course is designed to equip learners with the skills and underlying knowledge required to work in the evolving sector of animal related industries. It also provides valuable opportunities to pursue further study and a career in animal care. Through this course you will gain an understanding of animal anatomy and animal behaviour as well as developing important communication and customer care skills. You will be required to purchase a grooming equipment kit.

What will you Study?

Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Biology 5N2746
Animal Grooming 5N0752
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Customer Service 5N0972
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Mathematics
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

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CASAC 5M2768

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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