Course Description

Animal Welfare and Animal Behaviour (QQI Level 5)

Marino College



Animal Welfare (5N0753) & Animal Behaviour (5N0751)    –  QQI Level 5 Component Awards

Structure and Duration:   Evening adult learning course run over 24 weeks based on one 3 hour (6.30pm-9.30pm) class per week on Monday  evenings commencing September 2019 until April 2020

Cost: €450.00 per student

Purpose of Course:   The purpose of the programme is to prepare participants for a career in the animal care industry and provide a stepping block for those who wish to progress with other studies in animal science, animal behaviour or animal care. Areas of the industry which participants will be prepared for include rescue and rehabilitation centres, kennels, stables, zoo keeping, pet shops or animal sanctuaries. The learners will develop an understanding of the process of domestication of animals and the provisions needed to promote physical and mental well being in domestic and captive animals. They will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and competence to understand the behavioural strategies of a variety of domestic species and wild animal species and to care for and handle domestic and pet animals appropriately.

Participant Profile:   Potential participants are those with an interest in completing a QQI Level 5 certificate in Animal Care and Animal Behaviour;  those working within the animal care industry;  animal grooming or progressing onto further study in animal science;  animal behaviour or animal care.

Preferred Entry Level:

Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.

A Work Placement and / or access to working with or caring for animals is desirable.

Applicants will be invited to attend an Induction Meeting with the course tutor prior to enrolment. This meeting will take place on Monday 9th or Tuesday 10th Sep. between 6.00p.m. and 8.00p.m.

Application forms, which are available form the college,  must be completed and returned by Monday 9th September 2019


Course Code 08
College Name Marino College
Course Category Agriculture & Veterinary, Animal Care
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 17th September 2019
Course End Date 27th April 2020
Course Fee €450 per annum.
Course Duration 2 4 Weeks - 2 Terms
Course Times Monday 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Animal Welfare and Animal Behaviour QQI Level 5 Component Certs
Entry Requirements Preferred Entry Level: Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. A Work Placement and / or access to working with or caring for animals is desirable.
Career Path Work in the Animal/Pet Care Industry and/or further study
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Marino College



01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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