Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship Level 3

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00069
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Please note: By applying for this apprenticeship, you are expressing an interest.

You will have a conditional place on the course once you have applied directly to an employer and been successful at interview.

We would encourage you to look at a full time backup as well.


This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a range of skills and duties that support a veterinary surgeon. Veterinary nursing is the care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. You will generally spend 4 days a week at work and one day in college. As a Veterinary Nurse Apprentice you will work alongside vets to provide care and treatment to a variety of animals. Your day to day work will vary and you could be administering medicine, nursing sick animals as well as cleaning cages and kennels. Part of your role could include taking phone calls and making appointments as well as dealing with customers in the veterinary practice.

Details

This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a range of skills and duties that support a veterinary surgeon. Veterinary nursing is the care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. You will generally spend 4 days a week at work and one day in college

You could be completing task such as husbandry skills for different species, using diagnostic imaging, assisting with preparation of materials and equipment needed for anaesthesia and supporting the anaesthetist. As an apprentice you'll work with domestic animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and caged birds – although you could be working with horses and farm animals too.

Key Units

  • Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice
  • Professional relationships and communication for veterinary nursing practice
  • Essentials of practical veterinary nursing care for  hospitalised animals
  • Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals
  • Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals 

How will it be delivered?

You will build a portfolio of evidence to support the tasks you complete at the workplace to demonstrate you can complete tasks safely and use knowledge learnt. The course is assessed by exams

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades at 4 or above including English Language, Maths and Science, plus a placement at a training veterinary practice. 

You will need to gain a suitable employer. You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies/ and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process. Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details. 

Your next steps...

You could progress be a senior veterinary nurse or vet practice manager. Some students may wish to progress to Higher Education courses such as a HNC/D Foundation Degree or Degree (BSc) such as: Veterinary Nursing with Business Management Veterinary Nursing and Animal Behaviour Veterinary Nursing with Practice Management Bio veterinary Science Equine Veterinary Nursing