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Foundation Degree Veterinary Health Studies (UCAS Code D3T5)


As part of the Foundation Degree Veterinary Health Studies students will study vital leadership and management modules alongside units supporting the development of techniques used in the animal health industry. Validating Partner: Royal Agricultural University.


The Foundation Degree Veterinary Health Studies includes an appreciation of applied animal health, client care and practice management. Other subjects covered include animal husbandry  and behavioural studies.

The course provides students with the opportunity to work with horses, farmed livestock and a range of both common and exotic species as part of their studies.

Provision will be delivered over 4 days.

Entry Requirements

As a minimum, applicants should confirm their ability to study on this Foundation Degree by presenting evidence of 140 UCAS tariff points as a result of:

• At least two subjects studied to A2 level to include a Science related subject (e.g. Biology), or
• BTEC Diploma (MM) or Extended Diploma (MPP), or
• NPTC single grade Extended Diploma (M) or
• Advanced Diploma

In addition to this candidates will need to have had four weeks' work experience with suitable references.

Mature students will be considered, but must demonstrate:

• Achievement of literacy and numeracy as above and also after successful completion of an Access to Higher Education programme with a Science base, or
• Learning through experience, demonstrated in portfolios or records of achievement, and/or by set learning tasks set at interview, and confirmed by employer reference(s). or
• A combination of academic and experiential learning, to be considered on its individual merits.

Overseas Students

Applicants whose first language is not English must offer evidence of qualifications in written and spoken English. Acceptable qualifications are IELTS 7.0, or direct equivalents.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress into paraprofessional roles that serve the animal health industry.