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L3 Veterinary (Small Animals)

Part-time L3 Veterinary (Small Animals) Level 3 | Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

This course is suited to mature students who aspire to gain a registered professional qualification in a highly competitive, demanding industry. Ideal candidates should have substantial experience in the veterinary and animal care/welfare industry, with a keen interest in animal science ...

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When Times Where Level Day Fee UCAS Code Institution Code How to enrol?
9th September 2019 - 30th June 20229:15am - 5:15pmFilton Campus3Monday£11400Enrolment Form

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This course is suited to mature students who aspire to gain a registered professional qualification in a highly competitive, demanding industry. Ideal candidates should have substantial experience in the veterinary and animal care/welfare industry, with a keen interest in animal science and high levels of professionalism.

This qualification will allow you to apply for professional registration as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Professional responsibilities and ethics
  • Infection and immunity
  • Animal handling and restraint
  • Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Nursing models and care plans
  • Diagnostic imaging and aids
  • Fluid therapy
  • Anaesthesia and analgesia

What do I need to join?

In addition to the academic entry requirements, a keen interest in veterinary nursing or previous animal nursing assistant experience would be beneficial.

How will I know how I am doing?

Learners will discuss their own SMART targets with their personal tutor. In order to review progress, learners will meet regularly with their personal tutor, and feedback on assessments will be provided by teaching staff and a clinical coach. Learners will also complete a record of veterinary nursing training.

Maths & English

Opportunities to improve English and maths are embedded within the programme.

Work Experience

All learners will be supported by SGS to undertake the clinical work placement required to complete this programme. The clinical placement consists of 1800 hours of training within a veterinary practice, to meet the requirements of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for registered veterinary nurses.

All learners will be provided with reasonable access to the clinical placements required to fulfill the programme.

What can I do next?

On completion of the qualification and the required hours of training, you will be able to apply to join the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Register of Veterinary Nurses.

What are my career options?

Employment options include becoming a qualified veterinary nurse within a small practice or a large veterinary hospital.

With further training, other opportunities will become available, including as a veterinary nurse team leader or practice manager, or in research, teaching or rehabilitation (e.g. physiotherapy or hydrotherapy).

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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