Course OverviewThe aim of this qualification is for learners to gain the practical competence and knowledge that is relevant to the role of a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
This qualification will provide learners with the practical competence and underpinning knowledge required to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses.
It has been designed to develop Veterinary Nurses that have a holistic approach to their work, a passion for making a difference to the lives of animals, and a solid understanding of their professional responsibilities.
A requirement of the professional regulator (RCVS) is that Student Veterinary Nurses must undertake substantial work-based training in approved training practices. This qualification will support the training and education of Veterinary Nurses for entry onto the RCVS register.
How is the qualification assessed?
Portfolio of evidence
Throughout the two years, you will compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the practical applications of learning in the workplace.
You will complete five assignments/case studies to demonstrate knowledge and understanding; two in year one and three in year two.
Multiple choice online examinations
There are seven online examinations throughout the qualification that assess underpinning knowledge.
Year 1 Practical Skills Assessment
Year 2 VetSkill Licence to Practise Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Once all other assessments have been passed, learners will undertake the VetSkill Licence to Practise OSCE consisting of 12 stations, each lasting 8 minutes, including 2 minutes reading and preparation time.