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Veterinary Care Assistants (Level 2 Diploma)

City-and-Guilds
Science

Course Overview

If youre passionate about animals and their health and wellbeing then this is the course for you. The modern veterinary care service provider employs Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants. This qualification is designed for those tasked with providing care to animals in a veterinary care environment under the direction and/or supervision of a Veterinary Surgeon. It is designed to provide practical competence and the underpinning knowledge that is relevant to the role of veterinary carer in a modern veterinary practice while containing additional skills and knowledge which go beyond the scope of the National Occupational Standards. It provides a valuable alternative for those learners who do not have access to other qualifications.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    35 Weeks
  • Campus
    Limavady
  • Course Code
    600/0106/9

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Veterinary Care Assistants
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 09/06/2022
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Course Modules

  • Principles and Practices of Animal Handling and Care in the Veterinary Environment
  • Principles and Practices of Assisting with Care in the Veterinary Environment
  • Principles and Practices of Administrative Duties in the Veterinary Care Environment.
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No formal entry requirements but prospective students must secure a placement in a veterinary practice.Preference would be given to applicants who have secured a work placement in a veterinary practice.

ROI Requirements

No formal entry requirements but prospective students must secure a placement in a veterinary practice. Preference would be given to applicants who have secured a work placement in a veterinary practice.

Work Placement

Over the course of the year, students will work in a veterinary setting, under the supervision of a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon. Students will need to complete a minimum of 600 hours in a veterinary practice.

What's Next?

Further Study

On completion of this qualification students could potentially progress into employment or to the following qualifications: • Vetskill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at NWRC • City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Awards in Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines • Other related Level 3 qualifications

Career Prospects

These qualifications can help you to progress in your career as a veterinary care assistant.

Enquiry

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    The College gave me so many amazing opportunities, such as competing at the 'Worldskills' Finals in Russia!
    Declan Porter
  • Image of Leroy Grant
    There’s such a social and friendly atmosphere at the college. My lecturers are extremely supportive and the facilities are first class.
    Leroy Grant

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