Cost €450

inc. Govt Charge

Advanced Animal Science Level 6

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Qualification/Certification

QQI Level 6 Award in Animal Science 6M5153                      Duration: 1 year

Note: This course costs €250 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge

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What will I study?

  • Animal Science
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Team Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Wild Animal Management
  • Animal Grooming
  • Grooming Science
  • Canine Obedience & Training
  • Kennel & Cattery Management

Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally

How will I learn?

You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, laboratory practicals, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year.

How will I be assessed?

A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year.(Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.

What we would like from you!

Applicants with a passion for working with animals, a willingness to work hard and a commitment to study. You will be responsible for securing an appropriate off site work placement before the beginning of the course.

Career/Progression Opportunities

This Award can act as a gateway into the animal industry. Dundalk IT will accept results from Animal Science Levels 5 & 6 combined as an entry requirement into Vet Nursing. Letterkenny IT will accept Animal Science Level 6 for Advanced Entry into year 2 of their Vet Nursing degree should places be available.

Entry Requirements

  • QQI Award e.g. QQI Level 5 in Animal Science/Animal Care 5M2768
  • Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding
  • Interview

Note Students should note that some of the practical work on this course requires some physical effort and direct contact with animals. Consequently, students with any back problems, respiratory illnesses or allergies or indeed any other injuries or conditions should discuss this matter with the course coordinator at enrolment. You must have proof of a current tetanus vaccination.

Enquiries: margaret.o’brien@killestercollege.ie