Level 3 Veterinary Nursing
This course combines practical based skills gained on placement with academic theory from taught sessions at College. Students must have secured employment within a veterinary practice or have been offered an apprenticeship position.
Askham Bryan College is an approved center for vocational training for veterinary nursing.
There are a range of internal and external assessments, including assignments, examinations and the RCVS associated Day One Skills List. To complete the professional regulatory requirements all students must complete a minimum of 1800 hours in an approved training practice. Upon successful completion of all assessment elements students are entitled to apply to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and use the post nominal title description of RVN.
Modules of Study Include:
• Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice
• Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nursing
• Veterinary nursing for diagnostic imaging
• Supporting veterinary nursing operating theatre practice
• Preparing for veterinary registration
• Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals
The course is structured to allow students to spend two days per week in college and three days per week in an approved veterinary training practice applying what they have learnt. The course runs for three years (third year within industry) Apprentice students will typically enter the gate way for end point assessment within at 30-36 months.
Why Choose Us?
Askham Bryan College, York, is dedicated to animal nursing and veterinary nursing student education. The veterinary nursing department has a well-equipped, mock veterinary practice on site, allowing students to develop practical skills.
Students are mentored through the range day one skills to prepare them for the end point assessment (OSCE examinations)
5 GCSEs for Level 3 Diploma (Eng, Maths and Science) grade C or 4s.... (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) equivalences will be considered.
Students must have secured employment or an apprenticeship position within a training practice in order to be eligible to enrol on this course.
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