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Animal Science

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and or in a management or supervisory role within animal related industries and or to transfer or progress to programmes leading to Higher Education and Training Awards.

Employability Statement
The successful completion of the QQI Level 6 award in Animal Science will enable applicants to work independently and or in a management or supervisory role within animal related industries. Applicants will be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the husbandry and management requirements of a variety of animals as used in specific animal related businesses to include management of health, nutrition, housing behaviours and welfare together with management strategies, business organisation and personal relations relevant to the diverse animal related industries.

Target Award

QQI Animal Science – 6M5153

Start Date: 27-08-2023Hours/week: 22 Hrs 00 Mins

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 5 in a relevant discipline when accessing a Level 6 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 6 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)


Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.


Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to exercise initiative and independence when carrying out course activities.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (6N1946) QQI
Personal And Professional Development Personal & Professional Development (6N1949) QQI
Customer Service Customer Service (6N0697) QQI
Animal Science And Health Animal Science & Health (6N5565) QQI
Kennell And Cattery Management Kennel & Cattery Management (6N5585) QQI
Grooming Science Grooming Science (6N6227) QQI
Animal Grooming Animal Grooming (6N6226) QQI
Canine Obedience And Training Canine Obedience & Training (6N6228) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to to work independently and or in a management or supervisory role within animal related industries and or to transfer or progress to programmes leading to Higher Education and Training Awards.

Provider

Waterford College of Further Education


Location

Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office

Email:
wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie

Phone:
051874053