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Veterinary Nursing (City & Guilds) Diploma (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This award is designed to provide you with the broad practical skills and knowledge that is relevant for the role of a veterinary nurse in a modern Veterinary Practice.

Studying one of two specific pathways, this diploma qualification leads to professional registration and a licence to practise.

Course content

There are two pathways for this course, either:

- Small animals
- Equine

Both of these pathways have 'core' and 'optional' units.

Entry requirements

Minimum qualifications for this course are:

- Five GCSE passes at Grade A/8 - C/4 to include Science , English Language and Maths. Plus two further subjects.

- A suitable character or tutor reference and a copy of your latest school report (if applicable)

- A successful college interview


The course is assessed using a variety of methods; knowledge and understanding through independently assessed assignments and examinations.

RCVS external examinations.

Work based progress log (NPL) for clinical skills. RCVS OSCE examination of essential clinical skills.

Future opportunities

This course can form part of a suite of qualifications to lead into higher education, either to advance veterinary nursing (degree) or specialised veterinary nursing.

Further information

Costs are available upon application.

It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Regulatory Bye-laws that such qualifications be subject to independent assessment and examination.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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