Animal Care – Level 5

Code: 5M2768 

Duration: 1 year


This course provides students with fascinating insights into the health, care, and welfare of a wide variety of animals from dogs to birds and exotic animals. Students receive a sound theoretical grounding in Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Biology, animal grooming, animal welfare and veterinary assisting skills.Emphasis is placed on “hands-on” practical experience with animals during the work experience placement, and during field trips to veterinary clinics, dog grooming parlors, and welfare sanctuaries The “Start Your Own Business” module provides information about establishing your own business in the rapidly growing Animal Care Sector. We have many new and exciting links made with further educational Institutes and Universities along with our own College which also delivers Level 6 Animal Science.

Course content

A selection of modules is offered from the following

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Animal Grooming
  • Veterinary Assisting Skills
  • Biology

Entry requirements

Education: NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 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
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.


  • QQI Level 5 Animal Care

Course Fees

Course materials fee of €200. There are no exam or registration fees.


The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institution. Link to Waterford IT – WD177/WD176.

Susan Reddan

Course Coordinator



Ready to get started?

Get in touch, find out more or enrol…

Contact Us

High Street, Croom, Co. Limerick

+ 353 61 540211

(Office hours  12:00 - 15:00 Mon - Thurs, 10:00 - 13:00 Friday)


News - College Updates

Check out our facebook page to see what is happening throughout our courses.


The contents of Croom College's web pages are provided as an information guide only. 

While every effort is made in preparing material for publication, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Croom College for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect.
Privacy and Disclaimer - Design Partner: Bluebell Design & Print

Share This