Animal Care (5M2768)

Animal Care (5M2768) QQI Level 5

This hands-on Certificate will teach you how to care for a variety of species in different settings. It will also cover animal husbandry, personal skills, and suitable and safe equipment to use in animal care.


This course can lead to work in veterinary clinics, dog grooming, animal sanctuaries, pet shops, kennels or catteries. You can also go on to study veterinary nursing or animal science at third  level. This course is designed to provide the necessary training and qualifications for participants to

  1. Work in a small animal practice.
  2. Work as a veterinary assistant.
  3. Improve their own knowledge and skills in handling pets.

Course Content:

The course comprises eight modules, four compulsory modules, three elective modules and one optional module

Download a copy of the Aninal Care brochure here

Compulsory Modules

5N0753 Animal Welfare
5N0750 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience

Elective Modules 

These three modules are available at Gorey Community School from the list of elective modules 

5N1898 Small Animal Husbandry and Housing
5N0751 Animal Behaviour
5N0752 Animal Grooming
5N1794 Safety and Health at work
5N0972 Customer Service

The eighth and final module is an optional module and can be selected from the full list of Level 5 modules available at Gorey Community school or can be a module that the participant has completed elsewhere.

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Accreditation: QQI: Animal Care Level 5 (5M2768)

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