Further Education

Further Education 2021-2022

Animal Care: Dog Grooming 5M2768

This course will facilitate those who wish to pursue a career in the Dog Grooming/Aminal Husbandry Industry. The emphasis of this course will be on developing the skills and practices required to work in a modern dog grooming studio.

This Course is designed to:

This course will also enable participants to acquire the skills, knowledge and competence to provide for the needs of animals in a range of animal care settings, or to progress to further or higher education or training.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.


Mature applicants welcome.

Course Content

Subjects on the course may include:

5N0750 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

5N0753 Animal Welfare

5N0752 Animal Grooming

5N0751 Animal Behaviour OR Small Animal Husbandry

5N0690 Communications

5N1356 Work Experience

5N0972 Customer Service

5N1794 Safety & Health at Work

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

How the Course is Taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.

We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.

We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Third Level Education

Student Services Fee: €175

DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

QQI Certification Fees: €50

TOTAL: €425

Career Opportunities

Dog Groomer, Animal Care, Veterinary Assistant.


QQI Level 5 Award in Animal Care 5M2768


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.