Animal Care Assistant (Animal Care Level 5)

Share

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care – 5M2768.

Work with your love of animals and start a new career in the animal care industry.

Become an expert in grooming companion animals – studying in our designated animal grooming facility. Study to support vets and veterinary nurses in a veterinary practice with components in veterinary assisting skills, animal welfare, safety and health at work, and customer service.

Deepen your understanding of companion animals with components in biology and animal anatomy and physiology. Develop your expertise in our animal science lab.

Use your qualification to progress on to veterinary nursing and science degrees.

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Animal Care – 5M2768.
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.

Contact us at info@mallowcampus.ie for help and more information.

Career Prospects

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

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Animal Grooming

5N0752

15

Work Experience

5N1356

15

Communications

5N0690

15

Biology

5N2746

15

Animal Welfare

5N0753

15

Animal Anatomy & Physiology

5N0750

15

Veterinary Assisting Skills

5N1363

15

Customer Service

5N0972

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.
  • 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 to Mallow Campus’s Advanced Certificate in Animal Science and 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.