Why choose this degree?
- Three-year full time FdSc programme designed to meet RCVS Day One Competencies and Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses.
- 1800 hours on clinical placement, working in collaboration with over 60 local registered training veterinary practices.
- Build vital industry experience through handling skills, clinical skill development, extensive work placements and strong links with industry.
- Be eligible to register as a veterinary nurse upon graduation with excellent rates of employment.
- Does obesity in canines affect the rate of recovery after an anaesthesia?
- Comparing the effectiveness of warming methods used in anaesthesia to improve clinical practice.
- Do veterinary professionals and the general public perceive clinical signs of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) to be “Normal” for the Breed?
• LEVEL 4 • Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques • Animal Husbandry, Inheritance and Disease • Functional Anatomy • Industrial Experience • Practice Organisation and Personal • Development Planning • Principles of Veterinary Nursing • LEVEL 5 • Application of Veterinary Nursing Care • Diagnostic Imaging • Pharmacology • 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/.
Minimum requirement is 80 UCAS tariff points (dependant on qualifications). Students who successfully complete the FdSc may apply to 'top-up' to the BSc. We welcome applications from people with non-standard or international qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Five GCSE including Maths, English and Science @ Grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalents), plus completion of 2 weeks clinical work experience in a veterinary practice.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI|
|PTE Academic||60||Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi|
We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk
Please email [email protected] for details
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£6800||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6800||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6950||Year 1|
Additional fee information
If your household income is under £32,960 you could receive a bursary of up to £750 per annum. This can be used to help towards travel costs, books and equipment or anything else that will help you during your course. Depending on the financial information disclosed in your Student Loan application, UCS may make an automatic bursary award based on specific criteria as set out in our Access and Participation Plan. If this is not the case you may still be able to apply for financial support to the UCS HE Hardship fund by completing a Bursary Application Form (available from end of |Term 1). For more information please [email protected].