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Apprenticeship Standard in Veterinary Nursing Level 3

Location:
Kirkley Hall Campus
Level:
n/a
Course Code:
STD0002X
Awarding Body:
Qualification:

Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Standard Level 3.

After 94 weeks or 2990 hrs of training can be evidenced you are eligible to go through professional formation to register as a veterinary nurse with the RCVS to gain the post-nominal RVN.

Start Date:
Flexible/Various

Who is the course for?

All ages, in paid employment.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

Statutory requirement - 5 GCSEs to include Maths, English and Science of grade C and above or equivalent.

What will I study on the course?

Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. A veterinary nurse works as a member of the veterinary team, providing expert nursing care for sick animals. Veterinary nurses also play a significant role in educating owners on maintaining the health of their pets. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction. Veterinary Nurses are registered professionals and work within the standards and scope of practice defined by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) http://www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/the-role-of-the-rcvs/.

You will learn about:

- Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice

- Infection control in veterinary practice

- Veterinary Emergency and critical care Nursing Care

- Diagnostic techniques for veterinary nurses

- Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements

Apprentices will complete a Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3.

Apprentices will attend block weeks delivered at Kirkley Hall and further develop their skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Progress reviews take place every 8 12 weeks. An End Point Assessment made up of a Professional Discussion and a Practical Assessment in the form of an objective Structured Clinical Examination.

Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Standard Level 3.

After 94 weeks or 2990 hrs of training can be evidenced you are eligible to go through professional formation to register as a veterinary nurse with the RCVS to gain the post-nominal RVN.

Please check the College apprenticeship vacancies section for current opportunities or contact local veterinary employers to discuss the possibility of an apprenticeship with them. You must be employed in a relevant role to complete an Apprenticeship.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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