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Veterinary Care Assistant Level 2 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

This introductory course is excellent preparation for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing – the qualification you’ll need to become a fully qualified veterinary nurse. It’s a well-recognised qualification in its own right, even if you don’t progress to Level 3.

This course could help you get a job working within animal welfare and rescue, boarding kennels and catteries, pet stores or grooming parlours.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistants
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Animal handling and care in the veterinary environment
  • Assisting with care in the veterinary environment
  • Administrative duties in the veterinary care environment

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at C or above to include English, Maths and Science at grades D or above
  • Achieve level 1 and show level 2 skills in our BSKB entry assessment
  • Letter of support from a Vet Practice for 600 hours of work

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • You can progress on to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management

Career options

  • Veterinary care assistant in a practice or with an animal charity

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.