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Start your animal care journey with The Career Academy IE. Our animal care courses cover everything from dog grooming to animal psychology and pet training. They’re easy to understand and perfect for anyone wanting to work with animals. Plus, we’ll show you how to set up your own Dog Grooming business. Join us to turn your love for animals into a rewarding career.

Get the training & skillset that the industry is looking out for. Covers basic first-aid and rescue techniques, caring for farm animals, birds, fish, dogs & cats. Understand conservation, disease, and healthcare across a wide range of species. Delivered in partnership with Learning Lounge.
If you’re looking to work for yourself, what could be better than a pathway that shows you the right way to go about it. With this course you’ll learn about the care requirements of dogs, and all about their health.
Become a Professional Dog Groomer! Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, this Diploma will be for you.
Whether you’re aiming to boost your professional path, master new dog training techniques, or simply gain a deeper understanding of your own pet, this diploma is designed for you. Our comprehensive program offers an unparalleled deep dive into canine psychology and behaviour, covering everything from fundamental training principles to advanced techniques for working dogs, and even insights into the shared behaviours of dogs and wolves.
Turn your love for domestic cats into a potential career path via online learning with The Career Academy. This comprehensive course will help you understand what drives feline behaviour and how best to address health issues with a preventative mindset. You will discover how breeders operate and what it takes to effectively run a Domestic Cat Care business.
The Certificate in Animal Health introduces you to several facets of the Animal Health sector. Understand terminology and practices used by veterinarians and learn about other businesses invested in animal health. Discover common ailments experienced by domestic animals and grasp signs and behaviours that may require treatment.
Learn about innovative ways Wildlife Conservationists identify and recover vulnerable habitats and apply your knowledge in a research project focusing on an endangered species in your area. TCA can help you build a foundation for a career as a changemaker. Understand essential concepts like biodiversity, wildlife management, and ways to protect an ecosystem or habitat.
The Certificate in Wildlife Management is designed to teach you the foundations of working with wildlife. This program will give you a working knowledge of running parks and reserves, pest control, rehabilitating wildlife, as well as wildlife administration and law.
This course will teach you the fundamentals of horse care including dietary requirements, the digestive system, and grooming. It also covers pasture management and the commercial opportunities within the horse world.
If you have a great passion for animals and their well being, then this course will suit you down to the ground. It’s a course where you’ll gain vital skills and a real knowledge of how to provide the best care for companion animals.
This course will teach you about the science behind how Animal Bodies work, as well as their Psychology, Senses and Behaviour. Finishing off with how you can use this information to Start your own Business.
Whether you’ve already got some experience in grooming and want to increase your knowledge base, or you want to get your foot in the door as a grooming apprentice, this Certificate will be for you.
Our online course will teach you about canine psychology, senses and behaviour, and you’ll learn basic dog and obedience training techniques. This course will provide invaluable information for anyone who owns dogs, works with dogs currently, or plans to work with dogs in the future.
If you love canines, and want to work for yourself, what could be better than owning your own dog related business? In this course you will learn how to care for pet dogs, the theories behind training them, and finally move on to the Start Your Own Business program.


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Our courses offer flexible, self-paced learning, comprehensive tutor support, and the opportunity to gain industry-relevant skills from the comfort of your home.

Animal care is a growing business that could provide you with a number of work opportunities. You could use The Career Academy qualifications to show prospective employers you are serious about dog training, pet grooming, wildlife management and animal care.
Yes, all of our dog grooming courses are 100% online. If you want to enter the industry as a grooming apprentice, the Diploma in Dog Grooming from The Career Academy is a great first step. 
The Diploma in Dog Grooming is a great course that gives you a broad understanding of the care of canines and prepares you to potentially start a dog grooming business of your own down the track.
With The Career Academy, this can take approximately 200 hours. You’ll have 24/7 access to your online course material and up to 12 months to complete it.

Our courses provide practical knowledge that can be directly applied in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and starting your own pet care business.

Course fees vary, but you can get started from as low as €25 per week. We offer flexible payment plans to suit different budgets.