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Veterinary Nursing - Level 3 at Askham Bryan College

Course description

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.

Course content

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 postnominal 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

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs to include English, Maths and Science grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 5 to 9). Students must have secured employment within a veterinary practice, or have been offered an apprenticeship position.

Financial information

Please contact Student Enquiries on 01904 77221 or email

Future opportunities

Further Study:

Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing.


Completion of this course will enable individuals to become a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse and undertake a full range of nursing duties.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772277

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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