Animal Care Level 6 - 6M5153

This course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and the skills to work in a variety of areas within the Animal Health Care sector, or to progress to Higher Education through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Learners will study core areas of Animal Health Care and are enabled to put theory into practice through experiential learning. Regular field trips and the handling of a wide variety of animals are key features of this course.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 5 QQI Award in Animal Care (Veterinary Assistant)
  • Mature applicants with relevant experience welcome

Course Content

  • Animal Science & Health 6N5565
  • Animal Behaviour 6N5568
  • Humans, Animals & Society 6N5569
  • Large Animal Husbandry 6N5567
  • Work Experience 6N1946
  • Animal Grooming 6N6226
  • Grooming Science 6N6227
  • Leadership 6N2191‚Äč

Certification

QQI Level 6 in Animal Science (6M5153)

Progression to Higher Level

  • Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
  • The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

Athlone Institute of Technology

AL731 BSc in Veterinary Nursing Level 7

SG Institute of Technology Sligo

SG442 BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety & Health Level 8
Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any IT Sligo programme through the CAO system.

LY Letterkenny Institute of Technology

LY847 BSc in Veterinary Nursing Level 7
 

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

GA770 BSc in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology Level 7

Fees

Registration: €250
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Examination Fees: €50
Materials Fees: €150
TOTAL: €650

(One of the following exemptions may apply: (1) Medical Card Holders - €250 (2) BTEA - €200 (3) Grant - €200)

Duration

This is full-time one-year course and runs from September to May. The course runs four days per week (Tuesday to Friday)

For more information

Phone 071-9145480 or email sligocfe@msletb.ie

Please Note

A new National Common Awards System (CAS) is being introduced by QQI for Further Education and Training programmes. Sligocfe reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.