WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
- Three year full-time programme includes LANTRA Veterinary Nursing Occupational Standards
- Combine 1,800 hours of work placements with college study to gain practical skills and underpinning theory
- Gain realistic experience in our purpose built Veterinary Nursing Centre equipped to represent a contemporary veterinary practice
- Excellent rate of graduate employment
YEAR 1 • Analytical And Diagnostic Techniques • Animal Husbandry, Inheritance And Disease • Functional Anatomy • Industrial Experience • Practice Organisation And Personal Development Planning • Principles Of Veterinary Nursing YEAR 2 • Application Of Veterinary Nursing Care • Diagnostic Imaging • Pharmacology • Surgical Theatre Practice And Anaesthesia • Veterinary Nursing Industrial Placement YEAR 3 • Animal Behaviour • Applied Industrial Research • Recent Advances In Animal Health • Veterinary Nursing Clinical Skills
Assessment is through a combination of coursework, including laboratory investigations, assignments and presentations and, for the elements of the Professional Syllabus, closed book examinations. Whilst on placement you will also complete a Nursing Progress Log to evidence practical competencies and on your return to college you will undertake a practical clinical examination.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
Additional entry requirements
Two weeks' work experience in a veterinary surgery.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.ielts.org/|
|PTE Academic||60||CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 60, with minimum scores of 59 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.pearsonpte.com/|
We will also accept the following qualifications from International Students: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT @ B2 with minimum scores of 33/50 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (https://www.languagecert.org/) Trinity Secure English Language Tests @ B2 with Pass Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£6300||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6300||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7100||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.
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