Veterinary Nursing (Top Up) at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This is a progression award for those who have completed the FdSc Veterinary Nursing or a related course with RCVS recognised veterinary nursing competences. It offers students the opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and skills and is ideal for those wishing to pursue a senior management role or move into teaching and/or research. 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


Modules may include: Year 1 - Level 6 Dissertation Applied Pharmacy and Medicines Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy Emergency Critical and Intensive Nursing Care Practice Management All the modules are 20 credits, except the Dissertation module, which is 40 credits. For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: 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 will have its own specific assessment profile with the usual balance being 50% coursework assignments and a 50% formal examination element.

How to apply

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Moreton Morrell College
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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 course 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:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be required to hold a recognised Level 5 (240 credits) veterinary nursing qualification with an overall merit performance. This is typically a Foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND). Applicants will also need to have their name held on the Register of Veterinary Nurses held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Additional entry requirements


All suitable applicants will be invited to a one to one interview, which may be in person or online.


It is essential that you have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination before the course commences.

Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8735 Year 1
Scotland £8735 Year 1
Wales £8735 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

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 fees: 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 ( 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 ( 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 (
Veterinary Nursing (Top Up) at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS