Animal Science & Grooming
QQI Level 5 - Animal Care (5M2768)


  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Biology
  • Maths
  • Word Processing
  • Animal Grooming


  • Grooming Studios
  • Dog/Cattery Kennels
  • Vet Clinics
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Self Employment
  • Further/Third Level Education

Courses Description

A one year course of specific interest to applicants wishing to pursue a career in the Dog Grooming/Animal Care industry. Applicants will study a range of subjects relating to animal care and grooming. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and practices required to pursue a career in animal care and allow for progression to both Veterinary Nursing and Science at Third Level.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied.
  • Mature students and applicants with prior learning will also be considered.


  • QQI Level 5 – Animal Care (5M2768)

Work Experience

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College.


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The full QQI Level 5 certification facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide and progression to QQI Level 6 Advanced Animal Science (6M5153) in the WCFE.


One Year

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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