Get Qualified with a Certificate in Animal Care!

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ANCI1013 – Certificate in Animal Care

Gain the Foundation skills and knowledge to provide the best care for Companion Animals

Whether you’re currently working with animals, looking to work with animals in the future, or simply love animals and want to provide them with the best care possible; this is the course for you. Our certificate in animal care is a great way to work toward your goals and improve your skills in caring for companion animals.

 

You will start off by studying the science behind how the body works; and then receive a broad understanding of the theory behind many the aspects of pet care, including diet, environment, hygiene, training, safe handling and recognising common health issues.

 

The course covers a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish.

 

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Key Benefits

  • Gain a greater understanding of animal care and managing a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, rodents and fish.
  • Identify common signs of ill health
  • Develop a broader awareness of health issues in domestic pets
  • Examine the basic biology and structure of animals
  • Learn basic fundamental theories behind training and handling companion animals.

Career Outcomes

The Career Academy’s Animal Care graduates regularly start their own businesses. Graduates have also been employed in within the animal care industry.  On completion of this course, you can expect to hold job titles such as:

 

  • Animal welfare officer
  • Groomer
  • Pet Shop staff member
  • Vet assistant
  • Animal trainer

Career Projections

Careers Portal Ireland state that the foreseeable future, the employment Animal Care-related roles is expected to increase.  The current jobs in demand are Veterinary Assistants, Veterinary Technicians and Animal Hospital Assistants. The salary ranges for Animal Care related work is between €20,000 – €34,000 per year.

Sources: AAT, Pay Scale Ireland, CPL Jobs Ireland

This course covers the following modules

  • Introduction to Animal Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Husbandry of Dogs
  • Husbandry of Other Species
  • Common Diseases of Dogs
  • Common Diseases of Other Species
  • First Aid, Accidents and Emergencies
  • Handling and Safety
  • Veterinary Health Care and Procedures
  • Training and Behaviour

Course summary

Investment: €499 or from only €25 a week on our interest FREE payment plan!

 

Assessments: 10 modules / 10 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

 

Duration: 100 hours (approximately 10 hours per module).  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete.

 

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

 

Kaitlyn Champion – Pet and Animal Care Tutor

After getting her degree in Zoology and Animal Science Kaitlyn spent time in South Africa studying Cheetahs, as well as time in Zanzibar studying the impact that tourism has on Bottlenose and Humpback dolphins. Now she’s taking what she learnt there and is passionate about passing it on to all her enthusiastic Animal and Pet Care students at The Career Academy. Fortunately, online learning means that none of our students have to get too up close and personal with a hungry cheetah.
In her free time, Kaitlyn spends her time trying to wrangle her Great Dane puppy, and is also in the Australian Army Reserves – but she doesn’t know which is a tougher job.

Accredited by ICOES

Animal Care Online Course AccreditedICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that establishes, monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

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