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Qualification name VTEC Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal)
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation VetSkill Limited
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost description …Please see the college website.
Attendance pattern Daytime

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For students with employment or an apprenticeship in the industry, this course teaches the theory underpinning veterinary nursing.

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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.…Please see the college website.

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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 …Please see the college website.

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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.…Please see the college website.

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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. …Please see the college website.

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 …Please see the college website.

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Name Askham Bryan College, Gateshead Campus
Address Cameron House West Wing
Metrocentre
Gateshead
NE11 9XW
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Email enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk
Phone 01914 911275
Website http://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk
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