Animal Science – L6

Code: 6M5153 

Duration: 1 year


Interested in a career working with animals of all shapes and sizes or furthering your career in these areas? Our Animal Science level 6 QQI course aims to provide students with the hands on experience and the theoretical knowledge required to be an effective member in a variety of sectors such as medical & animal husbandry, farming and animal welfare. Many modules in this programme are very practical and this element gives a nice balance along with other more theory based modules. Topics include; Wild animal management, Large animal husbandry, Canine obedience training, Animal science and health, Kennel and cattery management, Grooming Science, Communications and Work experience. The varied range of modules allows students an opportunity to explore exciting new areas and possible new career paths. Previous students have continued on to study, veterinary nursing, wildlife biology and veterinary bioscience aswell as many gaining employment in various areas of the industry.

Course content

  • Animal Science & Health
  • Communications
  • Canine Obedience & Training
  • Work Experience
  • Grooming Science
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Wild Animal Management
  • Large Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Grooming

Possible Career Paths

.Possible career paths include Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Animal Welfare, Animal Grooming, Animal Science and Animal Care Personnel.

Entry requirements

Students should have completed the Animal Care level 5 award or be able to demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with this programme.


QQI Level 6 Animal Science

Course Fees

An administration charge of €300. Exam fees subject to exemption.


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 institutions. Link to Waterford IT – WD177/WD176.

Ms. Susan Reddan

Course Coordinator



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