Veterinary Care Assistants - C&G Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College
It's a 1 year course for students wishing to gain skills in basic veterinary nursing. You will be working in our simulated veterinary practice surroundings and gaining experience in the College animal unit.
Topics include: Animal handling and restraint, health, hygiene and disease, animal emergencies and first aid, veterinary terminology, veterinary anaesthesia, medication, radiography, employment issues and health and safety in a veterinary practice.
Direct Entry: GCSEs grade D or above in Maths and English. To be accepted on to this course you will also require to have a placement in a veterinary practice for a minimum of 2 days per week for 1 year, this placement must be confirmed prior to enrolment on to the course.
Practical sessions, seminars, self study and tutorials. Significant industry work experience at an established veterinary practice.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector as a veterinary care assistant. Progression to an apprenticeship in the animal care industry may also be an option to enable you to gain more experience working hands-on. You can also progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Vet Nursing to gain registered veterinary nursing qualifications.
Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress into employment as a veterinary care assistant in a veterinary practice, an apprenticeship in animal care or the level 3 diploma in vet nursing course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.