ABC Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate (Level II)
(Formerly BVNA Pre Veterinary Nursing)
1 year part-time (1 day per week)
This qualification is designed for candidates seeking a specialised qualification to enhance their existing contribution in the workplace. The overall aim of the course is to prepare candidates for a career in animal care or Veterinary Nursing, based within a Veterinary practice.
There is no minimum academic entry requirement for this course but each candidate must be in either:
- Full-time (35 hours or more per week) employment in a Veterinary Practice (not necessarily and RCVS Training Practice).
Candidates must be enrolled for 9 months prior to the date of examination.
- Or Part-time (20 hours or more per week) employment in a Veterinary Practice (not necessarily an RCVS Training Practice).
Candidates must be enrolled for 18 months prior to the date of the examination.
- Candidates should be working in all areas of the practice (reception, consulting rooms, operating theatre, recovery/hospitalisation and treatment wards) in order to gain the necessary work experience. They should be dealing with a majority of small animals if employed in a mixed practice.
Students who successfully complete the course may progress to RCVS Veterinary Nursing Diploma Level 3 if employed in a suitable RCVS Training Practice. Students will also require qualifications in Mathematics and English either at GCSE above C or level 2 key skills equivalent.
RCVS Veterinary Nursing Diploma Level 3
2 years part-time (day release)
These programmes train the student Veterinary Nurse on a part-time basis whilst employed in an RCVS approved training practice (T.P).
The Veterinary Nurse becomes skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures under veterinary direction. During training and when qualified the veterinary nurse plays a significant role in the education of owners about maintaining the health of their pets.
Students must be 16 years or older to commence training and must have achieved a minimum level of education qualifications either 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above or 5 Scottish grades 1 to 3. These passes must include English Language and 2 Science subjects (or 1 science plus 1 mathematics).
Alternative qualifications of a comparable or higher standard may be accepted at the discretion of the RCVS. Students must be enrolled as a student Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS prior to enrolling at Myerscough Lynwood.
RCVS Certificate Equine Veterinary Nursing Certificate, Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Top Up Degrees.