This one year Level 2 full-time course will give you the basic knowledge and skills needed to work as an Animal Nursing Assistant in a Veterinary Practice or progress onto the Veterinary Nursing Diploma Level 3. Our lecturers have a great knowledge of their subject and will help you gain more skills with the use our facilities, which include a model veterinary nursing practice at our Rosewarne and Bicton campuses. This is a useful course to build upon knowledge whilst waiting for a place on, or as a stepping stone for school leavers before starting, the Veterinary Nursing Course and as a gateway into Veterinary placements.
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You would like to work as a veterinary nurse but do not meet the entry requirements to go straight onto the Veterinary Nursing Diploma Level 3.
One GCSE at grade C or 5 in English or Mathematics and a further three at grade D or 3 or above or a suitable equivalent.
Practical skills and the underpinning knowledge for all aspects of work in an assisting role within the veterinary practice including animal handling and care, assisting with care and administrative duties in the veterinary environment.
A blend of classroom theory and work experience at least one day per week in a veterinary practice.
You must be in your work experience placement before October half term.
Learning about animal nursing hands-on.
Employment with a veterinary practice or work elsewhere within the animal industry, progressing to a full-time course such as the Animal Management City & Guilds Extended Diploma Level 3, or you may progress on to a Veterinary Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship to become a qualified veterinary nurse.
Jo Challacombe Technician - Animal Management
Jo manages the care of a wide range of animals at Duchy College's Stoke Climsland animal care unit and supports students on further and higher education programmes, to give them the best hands-on learning experience. Jo originally trained in equitation science before broadening her experience into understanding the needs and behaviours of a range of animals from rats and snakes to centipedes and rabbits!
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.