Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Diploma

About the Course

This two and a half year programme will train you to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse. The course is delivered full-time or on a block-release basis for employed students.

You`ll develop practical veterinary nursing skills and cover supporting theory. If you are studying full-time, the course will include placement time at Glasgow University Veterinary School and at an approved veterinary practice.

Update - March 2016: Please note that the full time courses is now closed for applications for 2016 entry. We are still accepting applications for the block release course.


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SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk

Education Level

College

Award

Level 3 Diploma

Credit

SCQF 6

Prerequisite

Five National 5 passes at Grade C or above, to include English, Maths and a Science subject. Two weeks current work experience in a veterinary practice. Higher Science, Maths or English an advantage.

Course Content

Placement Information:

The course is delivered in blocks. You will attend the College for up to five weeks intense delivery then into placement for up to 12 weeks. Each year of delivery has a different pattern. In Year 1 you will attend College for the first four weeks then into a placement for 12 weeks than return to college for another block and so on.

How Course Is Assessed:

  •     NPL - Nursing Progress Log
  •     Continual college assessment
  •     Assessment in Practice
  •     College practical assessment (OSCE)
  •     Year-end assignment for each year of the course

Entry Requirements:

  • Five National 5 passes at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent qualifications: Standard Grade Level 3; Intermediate 2 Grade C; Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • These must include English, Maths and a Science subject
  • A minimum of ten days work experience in a veterinary practice
  • Entry to the full-time programme is very competitive; additional Highers in Science, Maths or English would be an advantage along with extra work experience in a veterinary practice.
  • Additional experience such as in kennels or stables is helpful but cannot be considered in lieu of experience in practice
  • For the block-release option, you`ll also need to be currently employed in a training practice - veterinary training practices must be approved by the centre and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • You must also have an agreement with your employer for you to take this course before applying

Eligibility Criteria (block release):

For the block-release option, you`ll also need to be currently employed in an RCVS approved training practice and have an agreement with your employer for you to take this course before applying

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Contact Us:

SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk 

Course Options and Apply

Veterinary Nursing Level 3 Diploma (Employed Status)

Location: Oatridge Campus
Study Mode: Part Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Day/Block Release
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