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Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) (Level 3 Diploma)

Vetskill
Science

Course Overview

If you have the ambition of becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse then look no further that the Vetskill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal). This qualification will provide you with the practical competence and underpinning knowledge required to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. It has been designed to develop Veterinary Nurses to 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. It covers the following species: cat, dog, rabbit and guinea pig. The course is delivered by a team of highly skilled and experienced teaching staff who are occupationally knowledgeable and technically competent. You will learn on the job, in the work environment, as well as in college. Embedded within this qualification is the content required for a Student Veterinary Nurse to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) for Companion Animals..
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Vetskill Level 3 Diploma Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal)
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Principles of Veterinary Nursing Care 1
  • Pharmacology and Dispensary Management
  • Anaesthesia and Theatre Nursing Skills
  • Life Stage Nursing Care and Support
  • Principles of Veterinary Nursing Care 2
  • Surgical Nursing and Patient Care
  • Practical Veterinary Nursing Skills 2
  • n/a
  • Professional Veterinary Nursing responsibilities
  • Diagnostic Principles
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C (or 9-4), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject to register as a Student Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and start this programme. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, there are alternative qualifications that may be acceptable, such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths being acceptable equivalents to GSCEs in English Language and Mathematics.Prospective students must secure a placement within an RCVS approved Veterinary Training Practice. Preference will be given to students who have secured a work placement.

ROI Requirements

Students must be at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 5 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject to register as a Student Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and start this programme. If you do not meet the OLC requirement, there are alternative qualifications that may be acceptable, such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths being acceptable equivalents to GSCEs in English Language and Mathematics. Prospective students must secure a placement within an RCVS approved Veterinary Training Practice. Preference will be given to students who have secured a work placement.

Work Placement

Over the course of two years, students will work in a veterinary setting, under the supervision of a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon. Students will need to complete a minimum of 1800 hours in a veterinary practice. Please note that whilst Employer liaison Officer within NWRC will assist prospective students in finding a placement it is the responsibility of the student to secure their own placement.

What's Next?

Further Study

Students may progress onto other higher-level qualifications within the sector including the BSc Veterinary Nursing.

Career Prospects

On completion of the Vetskill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, graduates may register with the RCVS as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). This allows students to progress directly into employment within the Veterinary Nursing Sector. Further career opportunities include working as Specialist Veterinary Nurse or Practice Managers.

Enquiry

  • Image of Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)
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    Everything the Music departament at NWRC had on offered sounded appealing and was the obvious next step for me after my GCSEs.
    Ben McDermott (Music)

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