Introduction to Animal Nursing and Welfare (Level 3)
Askham Bryan College is an approved centre for vocational training for veterinary nursing. With high quality facilities, teaching and learning, the sites have practical and theoretical expertise to provide learners with an outstanding experience that will equip them to meet the needs of current industrial clinical practice. Whilst studying with us you will have access to a range of companion and exotic species via the Animal Management facility. This will provide you with unique opportunities to develop practical skills of handling and health assessment for these animals.
This one year Level 3 course combines a Level 3 Subsidiary-Diploma in Animal Management with a Certificate in Animal Nursing at Level 2. The combined programme enables students to develop underpinning knowledge of the physiological workings of the animal in addition to basic health care and the treatment and prevention of disease.
• Animal biology
• Nutrition and feeding
• Introduction to animal nursing
• Infection control
• Prevention and treatment of disease
• Species variation
• Maths where applicable
A small portfolio of work-related skills forms part of the assessment of this course, along with examinations, tests, assignments, presentations and practical assessments. Students must also undertake a work placement in a veterinary practice, should students wish to be considered for the Level 3 Diploma work experience must be undertaken in a veterinary practice.
Why Choose Us?
The course allows students to experience both Veterinary Nursing and Animal Management aspects. From this, they can then make an educated decision on continued study.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (old GCSE grading C or above) to include English Language, Maths or Science, plus two weeks of work experience with suitable references in any animal related placement.
Students who have successfully completed this qualification will enter the register of veterinary nurses and will work in veterinary practice. Those wanting to continue in education can complete specialist qualifications in further and higher education. At Askham Bryan College the structure of this course is currently under review.
Potential Career Pathways:
Head veterinary nurse
Specialist veterinary nurse
Rehabilitation (i.e. physiotherapy or hydrotherapy)
Roles in the pharmaceutical or animal health industry