This course is delivered through an interesting mix of group workshops, guest visits from industrial experts and veterinary surgeons, laboratory-based practicals, lectures, practical sessions and work-related activities. You’ll need to complete a voluntary placement for the duration of your course; completing 1800 working hours over the three-year period. Additionally, you’ll need to complete a nursing progress log and practical examination as part of your overall qualification. You’ll also enjoy visits to a variety of veterinary organisations including referral and specialist practices The course has provisional accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Level 4 Year 1 modules: Veterinary Anatomy and physiology 30 credits Study and research skills 15 credits Animal health and husbandry 15 credits Clinical Nursing Skills 15 credits Principles of Veterinary Nursing Practice 15 credits Small Animal Nursing 15 credits Clinical Placement (336 hours) Year 2 - Sandwich Year: Career Development 15 credits Clinical Placement (1,200 hours) Year 3 Level 5: Independent Enquiry 15 credits Veterinary Diagnostics 30 credits Medical and Critical Care Nursing 30 credits Surgical and Theatre nursing 15 credits Professional Development and Business Skills 15 credits Veterinary Anaesthesia 15 credits Clinical Placement (448 hours)
Coursework, exams, practicals, work placement, project.
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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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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) Entry essay Interview Four weeks' animal-related work experience (of which minimum two weeks in a UK veterinary practice) with references.
English language requirements
Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.
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Fees and funding
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