Course Description

Advanced Pre – University Animal Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

If you hold a QQI Level 5 related award in areas such as animal care assistant, equine studies or equine breeding,
then why not take the opportunity to undertake further studies in advanced animal science.
This award is designed to build on knowledge and skills achieved at Level 5 to help students progress into supervisory careers or into higher level options of study.
Our level 6 award will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence for all aspects animal
science. These qualifications can be used to gain advanced entry to degree programmers in third level institutes.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Animal Science and Health
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Canine Obedience and Training
• Kennel and Cattery Management
• Animal Behaviour
• Humans Animals and Society
• Investigative Studies
• Animal Grooming
• Business Management

• Level 6 Animal Science 6M5153

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Course Code 6M5153
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 16th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time (2-3 days)
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements • Relevant Level 5 qualification or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates from the Level 6 programmers may apply for advanced entry on a range of level 7 or level 8 degree programmers in many universities or technological universities around the country. Alternatively, graduates may seek immediate employment in a range of business/industry areas. Graduates from this course may access veterinary nursing degrees in major universities. TUD also accept this course for entry to general science and bioscience degrees. This course links with General Science in UCD (e.g. Zoology) and Agricultural Science in UCD. Other graduates have gone onto further study in Wildlife Biology (Munster Technological University, Tralee), Marine Biology (Atlantic Technological University GMIT), Bio-Veterinary at Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone or Munster Technological University, Tralee. Some graduates may progress to employment in Animal Behaviour, Dog Grooming, Animal Welfare, Stables, Kennels, etc. Some students use this award to apply to a wide range of courses in the UK. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: UCD: DN250 Agri-Environmental Sciences/ Agricultural Science (Zoology) (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN 310 Veterinary Nursing (Level 8, 4 Years) DN250 Animal Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US738 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) ATU Letterkenny: AU271 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) DKIT: DK784 Veterinary Nursing (Level 7, 3 Years) TUS Athlone: US867 Bio-veterinary Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE502 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Zoology Option) (Level 8, 4 Years) MTU Tralee: MT880 Wildlife Biology (Level 8, 4 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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