Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

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. Students must complete their veterinary nursing placement at an accredited veterinary training practice. If offered a place on the degree we will help you find a veterinary nursing placement. Each academic year includes an eleven week lecture programme, a four week revision and exam period along with a sixteen week placement block. During the final year of the programme, all students will be required to complete a work-related project linked to veterinary nursing. The RCVS student enrolment fee along with a student veterinary nursing uniform is included within the course fees. It is advised that students have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination before the course commences. This course is delivered by Warwickshire College and validated in partnership with Coventry University, and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit https://wcg.ac.uk/page/701/terms-and-conditions

Modules

Modules may include Year 1 ASSET Introductory Animal Welfare, Breeding and Nutrition Veterinary Nursing Skills 1 Operations of a Veterinary Practice Year 2 Veterinary Nursing Skills 2 Principles and Practices of Diagnostics Applied Anaesthesia Applied Surgical Nursing Year 3 Veterinary Nursing Skills 3 Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing Veterinary Nursing Skills and Competences Reflective Nursing Practice Optional modules at Level 5 Animal Behavioural Science (optional - one taken from three) Equine and Livestock Management (optional - one taken from three) Management of Exotics (optional - one taken from three) In order to meet the requirements for RCVS registration (as per the RCVS Registration Rules 2017), students are required to undertake a minimum of 1800 hours in a veterinary Training Practice. For delivery at Pershore, these hours are fulfilled during 16-week placement blocks during each year of the programme. For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: https://blob.wcg.ac.uk/pdf/definitive-programme-specification-fdsc-veterinary-nursing-v1-acc-4365048b0ca688cfc2ccb6fa4a09bdd9.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

Application codes

Course code:
D311
Institution code:
W25
Campus name:
Pershore College
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Every year, we welcome students from across the world to our college. Successful completion of this courses will allow you to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a registered veterinary nurse. This allows you to use the post-nominals RVN, and work in the United Kingdom as a registered veterinary nurse. When looking to practice elsewhere in the world, you will need to determine if the UK qualification is accepted directly, or if you would be required to sit additional examinations (either written or practical). For further information about the services our International Team provides, then please visit our International webpage: https://wcuc.ac.uk/page/1790/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to commencing the course, applicants must have completed in total, at least two weeks recent work experience in a 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 advised that students have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination before the course commences.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Selected applicants will be required to attend an interview at Pershore College. Applicants will need to successfully complete an interview, before being made an offer for this course.

Other

International applicants: Every year, we welcome students from across the world to our college. Successful completion of these courses will allow you to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a registered veterinary nurse. This allows you to use the post-nominals RVN, and work in the United Kingdom as a registered veterinary nurse. When looking to practice elsewhere in the world, you will need to determine if the UK qualification is accepted directly, or if you would be required to sit additional examinations (either written or practical).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

WCUC tuition fees are listed per academic year and will remain for the duration of your course. The following course-related costs are not included in the tuition fees: Essential: BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing (approximately £55) Essential: Black working shoes Optional: International Trip (upto £3,000) Optional: Nursing equipment to include stethoscope and fob watch Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage (https://wcg.ac.uk/accommodation). Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage (https://wcg.ac.uk/page/2428/he-fees-and-financial-support). Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (https://wcg.ac.uk/page/2428/he-fees-and-financial-support).
Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS