Berkshire College of Agriculture

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Veterinary Physiotherapy

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Course summary

If you are passionate about the physical wellbeing of animals, confident in handling both large and small domestic species (primarily horses and dogs) and enjoy interacting with owners, carers, trainers and the veterinary profession, this course could be the first step towards an exciting career. Veterinary physiotherapists now work in a range of settings – vet practices, therapy centres & independent practice. BCA’s unique 3-year course combines online lectures and distance learning, with compulsory attended weeks for practical sessions and incremental training. This progressive approach combined with robust academic skills also prepares students for progression into postgraduate education and/or the field of research. The primary focus is companion animals, mainly horses, dogs and cats, however a much wider range of species - including livestock, birds and exotics - is also considered as these are often encountered in practice. This programme of study is accredited by the Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR) PLEASE NOTE: BCA continues to manage applications for September 2021, however, this unique blended-learning programme, validated by the Royal Agricultural University, will transfer to Plumpton College with effect from 1st September 2021. The programme leadership will remain unchanged.**

Course details


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Assessment method

Coursework Practical assessment Examination

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

In addition to the annual Course Fee, students are required to pay an annual facilities fee (currently £80). Students may be be required to contribute to the cost of some external visits or trips: this will be advised in advance and may vary year on year. For practical/field work, students are required to purchase their own PPE and a budget of approximately £100 should be allowed.
Veterinary Physiotherapy at Berkshire College of Agriculture - UCAS