Veterinary Nursing Level 3 -

Veterinary Nursing Level 3

Course Details

  • Department

    Veterinary Nursing
  • Qualification

    Level 3
  • Course Type

  • Length

    3 Years
  • Location(s)

    Newcastle
    York

Course at a glance

For students with paid employment or an apprenticeship in the industry, this course teaches the theory underpinning veterinary nursing. You'll learn at an approved centre with outstanding facilities in this three-year programme, which will qualify you for a career in the industry on completion.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs

to include: English Language, Maths and Science at grade C or 4 (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) equivalences will be considered at application.

 

Cost for students aged Under 19

Free

for students over the age of 19 please contact us

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Key Information

Askham Bryan College is an approved centre for vocational training for veterinary nursing.

There are a range of internal and external assessments, including assignments, examinations and the RCVS associated Day One Clinical Skills and Competencies. To complete the professional regulatory requirements all students must complete a minimum of 1,800 hours in an approved training practice. Upon successful achievement of all assessment elements, including completion of the RCVS Day One Skills and Competencies, 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 runs for three years (3rd year spent mainly within industry) Apprenticeship students will typically enter the gate way for end-point assessment within at 30-36 months.

York

Year 1 – Two days attendance at college.
Year 2 – 1 day at college, and 1 day working remotely on college assigned and teaching sessions (home-based).
Year 3 – Assigned to the completion of outstanding assessments, Nursing Progress Log (RCVS Day One Skills and Competencies and Mandatory Training Hours (1,800hrs).

Gateshead

Year 1 – Two days attendance at college.
Year 2 – Two days attendance at college.
Year 3 – Assigned to the completion of outstanding assessments, Nursing Progress Log and Mandatory Training Hours

 

 

For Apprenticeship route please email emily.macvarish@askham-bryan.ac.uk for more information.

 

5 GCSEs to include: English Language, Maths and Science at grade C or 4 (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) equivalences will be considered at application.

 

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.

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Head veterinary nurse
  • Practice manager
  • Specialist veterinary nurse
  • Sales representative
  • Rehabilitation (i.e. physiotherapy or hydrotherapy)
  • Roles in the pharmaceutical or animal health industry
  • Lecturer

 

 

Progression and Development Sessions

All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.

Students must have secured employment or an apprenticeship position within a training practice in order to be eligible to enrol on this course

It would useful for prospective students to complete some work experience in a veterinary practice prior to starting the course but not essential.

Students on the programme are required to be equipped with the following:

Stationery

 

 

Optional:

 

Fob watch

Stethoscope

Nurses tunic (green and white stripped)

Lab coat

  • York Campus

    York is one of the College's two residential campuses and is located just four miles from York city centre. At York we offer a full range of subject areas and levels including Apprenticeships, Level 1-3 Diplomas, Foundation, Top Up and BSc Honours Degrees.

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  • Newcastle (Gateshead)

    The Centre benefits from an open space and a beautiful campus. The Centre solely runs Veterinary Nursing and holds a range of specialist equipment and expert staff to enable plenty of practice/preparation for qualification completion and exam completion.

    Askham Bryan College Newcastle (Gateshead)

Student Stories

Siobhan’s Story

“Askham Bryan College is a fantastic college. It has been a pleasure learning here. All the tutors are willing to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best knowledge possible. I would recommend this college to anyone wanting to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. ”

Ryan’s Story

“Choosing the level 3 Arboriculture course was a big decision being a 31-year-old self-employed landscape gardener. I am now at the end of my first year and there is no looking back. I have come on leaps and bounds professionally. I have already expanded my business into arboriculture with the skills and knowledge I have learnt. Askham Bryan College has been an eye opener and I've learned skills that I will take through my entire life.”

Ellie’s Story

“I chose Askham Bryan College because I liked what the course covered especially Anatomy & Physiology and Coaching. I enjoy taking part in training and I am hoping to go on to further coaching courses in football at University. The course is great to prepare me for this career.”

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