Warwickshire College and University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Coventry University

Veterinary Nursing

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Course summary

This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) whilst studying a Level 5 higher education qualification accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Your studies will therefore combine academic study and occupational competence. Students study a total of twelve modules over the normal three-year duration of the full-time course. Six modules are studied at each of Levels 4 and 5. This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details


Modules may include Year 1 - Level 4 Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Applied Animal Anatomy and Physiology Introductory Veterinary Nursing Operations of a Veterinary Practice Year 2 - Level 4/5 Introductory Animal Welfare Breeding and Nutrition Principles and Practice of Diagnostics Applied Anaesthesia Applied Surgical Nursing Year 3 - Level 5 Advanced Veterinary Nursing Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing Reflective Nursing Practice Optional modules (select one): Animal Behavioural Science Equine and Livestock Management Management of Exotics For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: https://blob.wcg.ac.uk/pdf/hepdf-ncd34875-68b440cc89b0a038bcd617082b382482.pdf We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for instance 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (reports, open and closed book examinations, presentations and practical assessments) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves. To successfully complete the professional practice for veterinary nursing, students MUST also complete: 1) 1800 hours in a RCVS registered small animal training practice which is spread over years one to three; and 2) the RCVS Nursing Progress Log (NPL).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Selected applicants will be required to submit a short video presentation and attend an interview either online or by telephone. Prior to commencing the course, applicants must have completed in total, two weeks recent work experience in a RCVS registered small animal practice. Full details of the work experience including dates, length of time and detailed written references on headed paper from the veterinary practice(s) will need to be submitted.


It is essential that you have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination before the course commences. Applicants MUST state clearly on the UCAS application their GCSE grades and the grades or predicted grades of their Level 3 qualifications.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1
EU £11450 Year 1
International £11450 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website at the following link to view course fees. https://wcg.ac.uk/page/180/he-fees-and-financial-support
Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS