Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) whilst studying a Level 6 higher education qualification. Your studies will combine academic study and occupational competence and the course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Students study a total of eighteen modules over the normal four-year duration of the full time course. Six modules are studied at each of Levels 4, 5 and 6. This is a four-year full-time course validated by Coventry University and accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Students must complete a period at an accredited Veterinary Training Practice. During the final year of the programme, all students will be required to complete a Dissertation which may be linked to their placement. It is advised that students have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination, before the course commences. This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.


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 Research Design and Analysis Veterinary Nursing Skills 3 Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing Veterinary Nursing Skills and Competences 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) Year 4 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 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, essays and presentations) 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: 1800 hours in a RCVS registered small animal training practice the RCVS Nursing Progress Log (NPL) Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (practical exams)

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Moreton Morrell College
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to commencing the course, applicants must have completed in total, 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


Selected applicants will be required to attend an interview in person at Moreton Morrell College.


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).

Unistats information

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 £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

Additional fee information

£7250 per year for Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 (United Kingdom) £8735 for Year 4 (United Kingdom) The following course-related costs are not included in the 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 ( 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 at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS