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Course Code: 6M5153

Course Content

  • Animal Science and Health
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Animal Grooming
  • Grooming Science
  • Canine Obedience and Training
  • Communications
  • Work Experience



QQI Level 6 Certificate in Applied Science




This course leads to a QQI Level 6 award in Animal Science. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to manage an Animal Care facility or to set up their own business. Often graduates progress to a Degree in Veterinary Nursing, Zoology, Biochemistry and Animal Science.

 Entry Requirements:

Students must have successfully completed QQI Level 5 in Animal Care.

 Progression and Career Options:

Students may find employment directly within the Animal Care industry. Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to manage an Animal Care facility or to start their own business in the animal related industry. Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to a range of related Degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities both nationally and in the UK. DIFE has a direct link to Colegsirgâr in Wales..


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Student Testimonial:

'I really enjoyed my two years in DIFE as it was exactly what I needed to do to allow me to progress onto the veterinary nursing course I am now studying in Wales. My teachers were great help. If there were any problems I would never hesitate to ask for help as they were easily approachable.'- Allysha Lynch (past student)

Additional course fees apply.


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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