North Highland College UHI

Veterinary Nursing Nvq Level 2

North Highland College UHI
In Caithness

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Important information

Typology NVQ
Location Caithness (Scotland)
  • NVQ
  • Caithness (Scotland)
Description

A work based qualification, online, which requires blocks of study at The NHC-Thurso

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
Where and when

Location

Starts

Caithness (Highlands and Islands)
Main Centre, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE

Starts

On request

To take into account

· Requirements

Five5 Standard Grades (at level 3 or above) or 5 GCSE passes (at C or above) including English Language, mathematics and a science subject. Alternatively you should hold the Animal Nursing Assistant qualification. You should be at least 17 years old to enrol with RCVS as a student veterinary nurse.

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What you'll learn on the course

Veterinary

Course programme

VETERINARY NURSING NVQ Level 2
Qualification National Vocational Qualification in Veterinary Nursing

SCQF level : n/a

Availability
  • Thurso
  • Online
  • Work based
Start By negotiation - as required, usually annually in August

Duration As required, usually one academic session

Career NVQ Level 3

Curriculum areas
Landbased

veterinary

Languages

Course summary A work based qualification, online, which requires blocks of study at The NHC-Thurso

Course description
Who can join?
You need to hold 5 Standard Grades (at level 3 or above) or 5 GCSE passes (at C or above) including English Language, mathematics and a science subject. Alternatively you should hold the Animal Nursing Assistant qualification and a suitable maths and English qualification. You should be at least 17 years old to enrol with RCVS as a student veterinary nurse.

You should be in suitable employment in an Approved Training and Assessment practice for Veterinary Nursing for 35 hours per week or 20 hours per week over 2 years. If you need help finding this type of employment, contact the Course Tutor at The NHC-Thurso on 01847-889000.

How do I attend?
You attend The NHC-Thurso for short blocks of study:

Block 1 - 2 Weeks in September

Block 2 - 2 Weeks in November

Block 3 - 2 weeks in February/March

Block 4 - 2 weeks in May.

The RCVS Veterinary Nursing Exam NVQ Level 2 (Part I) is held in July. Successful examination and completion of the level 2 work-based assessment enables entry to Part II.

What will I study?
The theoretical & practical sessions at College utilise the on-site facilities including reception, consulting, kennels, preparatory area, operating theatre, laboratory and radiographic facilities, and include mock examinations and portfolio support.

The course includes the study of small animal anatomy and physiology, general veterinary nursing and also basic animal management and first aid, basic hospital practice, health and safety, communications and management of practice resources.

What could I do next?
Following successful completion you can move on to study for the NVQ Level 3 qualification, also available through The NHC-Thurso. The attainment of NVQ level 3 Veterinary Nursing allows entry onto the Veterinary Nursing register.

How do I join

The first step for this type of course is to contact the course tutor, Philippa Peacock


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