Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 2 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This qualification is for students who are working or volunteering in a veterinary environment or wish to gain experience in a veterinary environment.

You may or may not have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. The course can be used as a stepping stone if you are requiring a pathway into veterinary nursing for professional registration to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Nurses.

You will also be expected to attend a Level 2 Dog Grooming course to make up your hours

Applicants are required to have achieved GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above in Maths, English and science (or equivalent).

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including MCQ and assignments.

Maths and English can of course be supported if you do not already have them.

Both courses will require 1 day in placement, this can be arranged after September.

1-2 day per week in college and practical education in a veterinary practice for 1 day per week.

The course can be used as a stepping stone award, if you are requiring a pathway into veterinary nursing for professional registration to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Nurses.

This qualification demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, or will develop such as: animal handling and care in a veterinary environment, assisting with care in a veterinary environment, administrative duties in a veterinary environment. You will learn on the job in the work environment, as well as during your college attendance of 1 day per week.

You will learn, develop and practise the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in the Veterinary Industry.

What’s next?

After completing the course, the qualification can help you to progress in your career as an Animal Nursing Assistant.

Students can also choose to go to take the following related qualifications: Level 2 and 3 centre-based qualifications in Animal Care or Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

You could then progress directly into employment within the animal nursing sector, or onto higher level qualifications within the sector, for example an RCVS Veterinary Nursing Degree or top-up qualification.

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