What will I learn?
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements, Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice, Veterinary Nursing Care, Emergency and critical care, Diagnostic techniques, Infection control, Materials, equipment and resources.
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.
The following will be provided as part of the apprenticeship:
- Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace
- Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Five GCSEs at 9-5/A* – C (Including English, Maths and Science) and currently employed in an RCVS Approved Training Veterinary Practice (rcvs.org.uk)
How will I be assessed?
Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.
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.