Animal Science (Animal Science – Level 6)

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Are you considering a career in Animal Science?

 

Animal production forms a significant part of agriculture in Ireland and contributes significantly to the country’s economy. Animal science covers most animals and animal products. This includes all aspects of agriculture (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and horses) and their products (meat, milk and dairy products, wool, mohair, eggs, hides and skins), as well as aquatic life. pertaining to (fish, etc.) and wildlife. 

 

Animal science mainly includes three disciplines, namely reproduction, physiology and nutrition, but there are also many aspects of animal science such as animal science. Meat, dairy products, wool, etc.

 

This programme is designed to equip learners with skills to operate effectively and efficiently as an individual, member of a team or in a supervisory role to respond as appropriate to an unpredictable or unexpected situation as arising in an animal industry context , working for the well-being of an animal.

 

This Programme will enable the learner to operate effectively and efficiently as an individual, member of a team or in a supervisory role to respond as appropriate to an unpredictable or unexpected situation as arising in an animal industry context , working for the well-being of an animal.

 

It will also enable the learner to acquire knowledge, skills and competence to provide for the needs of animals in a range of animal care contexts and to progress to further and or higher education and training.

 

The learner who successfully completes this programme will achieve the Level 6 Advanced Certificate Animal Care 6M5153. The learner may then be eligible to apply to progress to the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with a higher education provider.

Award QQI Level 6 Certificate in Animal Science – 6M5153
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus 
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees  
Contact

info@mallowcampus.ie or call 022-43309

Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.


Career Prospects

  • Animal grooming. +
  • Boarding kennels. +
  • Pet shop. +
  • Veterinary industry. +

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Animal Science and Health

6N5565

15

Work Experience

6N1946

15

Leadership

6N2191

15

Animal Grooming

6N6226

15

Animal Behaviour

6N5568

15

Veterinary Medical Nursing

6N5926

15

Grooming Science

6N6227

15

Supervisory Management

6N4329

15

 
Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 

Erasmus+

50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • Hold a level 5 full award or equivalent
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

Work Experience

Work experience in a veterinary practice is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

Progressions

Advance on a competitive basis to degrees in Veterinary Nursing in Dundalk, Athlone, Dublin and Letterkenny. Graduates can also progress to Wildlife Biology and Veterinary Biosciences at IT Tralee and Science degrees in Institutes of Technology across Ireland. See mallowcampus.ie/progressions for further information.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO.

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