|►||Choosing A Career|
|►||The Importance of Knowing Yourself|
|►||Exploring Education Options|
|►||Looking for Work|
|►||Growing your Career|
|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.
The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.
As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.
Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.
|►||Guide to Self Assessment|
|►||Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food|
|►||Animals & Veterinary Science|
|►||Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture|
|►||Building, Construction & Property|
|►||Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|►||Computers & ICT|
|►||Earth Science & Environment|
|►||Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|►||Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing|
|►||Physical & Mathematical
|►||Space Science & Technology|
|►||Accountancy & Taxation|
& Public Relations
|►||Banking, Insurance &
|►||Business Organisation &
|►||Clerical & Administration|
|►||Sales, Retail & Purchasing|
|►||Transport & Logistics|
|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
|►||Studying in the UK|
|►||Studying in Europe|
|►||Studying in the USA|
|►||Studying in Australia or New Zealand|
|National College of Art and Design - NCAD|
|Ballyhaise Agricultural College|
|Dublin City University - DCU|
|Tuesday 21 February|
|Pontifical University, St Patricks College - Postgraduate Open Evening|
|Friday 24 February|
|Limerick IT - LIT - IT Explore Day at LIT Thurles|
|Monday 27 February|
|Limerick IT - LIT - LIT Music Week 2017|
|Monday 27 February|
|The Lir Academy - NEW Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre - Application Deadline|
|Monday 27 February|
|Pulse College - Free Student Workshop Series|
View all 
|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
|QQI Award Code:||5M2768 AnimalCare|
|QQI Award Code||5M2768 AnimalCare|
This course provides Learners with fascinating insights into the health care, grooming, welfare needs and behaviour of a wide variety of small animals.
Learners will study Animal Anatomy and Physiology and Biology to enhance their theoretical knowledge as well as getting hands on practical experience with animals during work experience. In addition Learners will carry out grooming in the in-house grooming parlour as well as learning how to deal with customers by studying Communication. Mathematics is also included in programme for progression links.
What will you Study?
Animal Welfare 5N0753
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Work Experience 5N1356
Animal Behaviour 5N0751
Animal Grooming 5N0752
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.
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
|CAO with Any QQI Major Award|
|Old FETAC Code||New QQI Code|
To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
Disclaimer: These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.
Other courses you may be interested in...
Related Career Sectors
The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
Ratio of Male to Female participants: