What will I learn?

The Level 3 in Veterinary Nursing follows an Apprenticeship framework and is designed to support the preparation of Veterinary Nurses for professional registration on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ register of Veterinary Nurses.

This programme is designed to help you develop veterinary nursing knowledge and effective clinical skills in preparation for the responsibilities of professional registration and veterinary practice. This course will require you to be in full-time paid employment with a registered and approved training practice. For details of approved training practices please see the RCVS website or contact us on 01962 776441 for more details.

Topics Covered

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nursing
  • Operational requirements for professional relationships
  • Essential nursing care and infection control in veterinary practice
  • Anaesthesia and critical care support

    Where will it lead me?

    Higher Education such as post-professional registration degree programmes

    RCVS post-qualification Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing framework

    Careers

  • Veterinary nursing in general practice
  • Veterinary nursing in a specialist or referral practice
  • Animal health and conservation (UK or overseas)
  • Work within education at a specialist Further Education college or through an organisation such as BVNA or RCVS
  • Insurance for animal health companies
  • Work for organisations such as DEFRA, LANTRA and a variety of charities such as the RSPCA, PDSA and the Blue Cross

    Entry Requirements

    Five GCSEs including Science, with Maths and English at grade C/4 or Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship. Nursing Assistant in a Veterinary Environment (VCA) or equivalent. Full-time paid employment as detailed.

    This course will require you to be in full-time paid employment with a registered and approved training practice.
    For details of approved training practices please see the RCVS website or contact us on 01962 776441 for more details.

    Fee Details

    Free if aged 19-23 and first full Level 3 course, otherwise Advanced Learner Loan available.

  • Qualification:

    Level 3

    Fees:

    £2,000

    Level of Study:

    Part-Time

    Dates:

    • 04/09/2018 - 25/06/2021 (DL3VETN/FC13)

    Interview:

    Yes

    Location:

    Work Place

    Duration:

    09:00 - 16:30