What will I learn?
As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be required to undertake both on and off-the-job training. While your employer will be responsible for your training on-the-job (workplace), the College and your employer will be jointly responsible for your off-the-job training enabling you to help develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to become competent in your job role.
You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills. The College will agree additional off-the-job training with your employer to ensure you develop the majority of your skills and behaviours in the workplace.
As part of this apprenticeship programme you will be required to complete the following:
- L2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
- L3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Further information on the Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship Standard is available here.
What grades will I need?
Statutory requirement – 5 GCSEs to include Maths, English and Science of grade C and above or equivalent.
You will need to be in full time employment with a registered and approved training practice. For details of approved training practices please see the RCVS website or contact us on 01962 776 441 for more details.
Where will it lead me?
On successful completion of the End Point Assessment the learner will be awarded the RCVS – accredited Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3. Students achieving this apprenticeship standard will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the RCVS.