If you are passionate about the physical wellbeing of animals, confident in handling both large and small domestic species 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 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.
For up to date module information please visit the BCA HE website at: https://www.bca.ac.uk/course/veterinary-physiotherapy-he/
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry requirement for school/college leavers are detailed below.
We also actively encourage applications from mature students (21+) where accreditation of prior learning is assessed and/or relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications to determine suitability for the course.
|A level||A minimum of 2 A levels is required to include at least one Science, preferably Biology.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||L3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management achieved at MMM minimum.|
|Access to HE Diploma||A relevant Access to HE Diploma in Science.|
|Scottish Higher||Please contact provider|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Five GCSEs are required, to include English, Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 minimum.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Michael Few - HE Registrar
Availability for: FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy BEd Childrens Development and Learning