If you’re looking to train while gaining invaluable experience as a student veterinary nurse in a placement, this three-year Foundation Degree is the ideal course for you. The foundation degree in veterinary nursing is a three-year programme at Level 4 and Level 5 academic study. The programme has been a successful Higher Education provision at Plumpton College since 2009 and incorporates theoretical modules, practical skills and a work placement. Our course articulates with the RCVS Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses and the RCVS Day One Competencies for Veterinary Nurses, and so pending full accreditation from the RCVS and graduation from the course; students are eligible to join the RCVS register of veterinary nurses. Full-time students will undertake a range of modules totalling 240 credits over the duration of the programme. Students must achieve a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 and a further 120 credits at Level 5. A typical 15-credit module comprises a combination of tutor-led contact sessions (usually 2-3 hours per week) and independent study time spent on completing assessments. The threshold is 40% for all assessed tasks in all mandatory modules. All modules require a minimum of 90% attendance as it is necessary for students to have learnt all aspects of the course, including practical and theory, to practice in industry safely. Why Choose Us?
- Purpose-built Veterinary Nursing Clinical Training Suite
- Experienced delivery of higher education in Veterinary Nursing since 2009
- Registered Veterinary Nurse status awarded on graduation (subject to accreditation)
- Vocational, practical qualification suited for all ages wishing to work within the veterinary industry
Year 1 – Level 4 Animal Health, Husbandry and Welfare Applied Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Clinical Veterinary Nursing Skills Principles of Veterinary Nursing Practice Veterinary Theatre Practice Study and Research Skills Year 2 – Sandwich year Clinical Placement Year 3 – Level 5 Independent Enquiry The Fundamental Aspects of Advanced Nursing Care Professional Development and Business skills Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Veterinary Diagnostics
Students can expect a range of assessment types during the course such as presentations, essays, practical clinical examinations and a project in the final year of study.
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
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- Year 1
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