Who is the course for?
This course is ideal for people who are working in veterinary practice and who wish to have a recognised qualification. The course modules cover all of the aspects of veterinary nursing required at this level and completion allows progression to Level 3 Diploma in Vet Nursing to become a registered veterinary nurse.
What does the course involve?
The course covers anatomy and physiology, canine and feline husbandry and management, exotic husbandry and management, first aid, health and hygiene, and basic nursing skills. Learners will also study reception skills, finance and administration. Learners will be in College for one day a week and in their veterinary practice the rest of the time.
What makes this course special?
The Cannington Campus has an extensive range of relevant veterinary equipment and access to the College's animal collection is available for exotic identification and husbandry. Teaching will be by qualified veterinary nurses who have current experience.
Full- or part-time employment with a veterinary practice (not necessarily paid) in order to achieve the 600 hours required. This does not have to be an RCVS registered training practice. No formal qualifications are needed.
What are the assessment methods?
Assessment is by City & Guilds/NPTC assessments. Learners have to complete a portfolio of case studies from their work in practice.
What are the progression options?
Having successfully completed this course, with distinction in all units, learners can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. On successful completion learners will be a registered veterinary nurse. In order to progress to veterinary nursing learners must be employed within an RCVS Training Practice. Learners may choose to continue to work within their practice and use the knowledge they have gained.