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Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing provides progression opportunities to students who work or want to work as Veterinary Nurses in the Veterinary Nursing sector. It is delivered over three years and is designed to support the preparation of veterinary nurses for professional registration on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Register of Veterinary Nurses.

It is mandatory for those seeking entry to the RCVS Register to be in possession of an ‘approved qualification’. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing falls into this category.

Course content

The Animal Nursing Assistants and L3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing qualifications are delivered at the Lackham Campus by a qualified, registered and experience team, who have many years of Veterinary Nursing and teaching experience. Students will have access to a range of quality veterinary related recourses, Blue Cross rehoming centre and a wide range of exotic and domestic animals on to support practical handling assessments. The qualification has been developed for students seeking a specialised qualification in animal nursing, with the overall aim being to prepare students for a career in animal care or Veterinary Nursing, based within a Veterinary Practice.

Entry requirements

Before undertaking this qualification, learners must hold a minimum of five GCSEs or standard grade passes at grade C or above including English language, mathematics, a science subject and two further subjects or equivalent qualifications at Level 2 or higher.

Learners must have access to suitable work experience in a clinical veterinary practice. This may be on the basis of paid employment (e.g. apprenticeship) or an unpaid placement. Students who do not have access to a suitable clinical veterinary practice may contact our apprenticeship team who will offer you further advice. 

Assessment

Students need to complete a total 1,351GLH of which 720GLH are delivered off the job and 631GLH are delivered on the job over 3 years.

Candidates must complete all of the assessments for the qualification which include:

  • Portfolio of evidence (Nursing Progress Log)
  • Centre devised assignment
  • Centre devised exams
  • Online multiple choice tests, using e-volve
  • Practical exam (OSCE)

Future opportunities

The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing provides progression opportunities to students who work or want to work as Veterinary Nurses in the Veterinary Nursing sector. It is designed to support the preparation of veterinary nurses for professional registration on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Register of Veterinary Nurses. It is mandatory for those seeking entry to the RCVS Register to be in possession of an ‘approved qualification’. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing falls into this category.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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