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C&G Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Small Animals) (Year 1)(2018-21)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Following successful completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector as a veterinary nurse. Veterinary nurses then may specialise in small animals or equine and gain employment in varied practices in the UK and abroad.

Overview of the course: 

It's a 2 year course for students wishing to gain skills in veterinary nursing. You will be working in our simulated veterinary practice surroundings and gaining experience in the College animal unit.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants MUST be at least 17 years old on 31st August to enrol on to this course.

Direct Entry: 5 x GCSEs A* - C including Maths, English and Science or to have achieved the Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant at overall distinction grade plus Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 5 weeks work experience in a veterinary practice. Employment or a placement in practice is essential, at a minimum of 3 days per week over the 2 year period, this placement or employment must be confirmed prior to enrolment on the course.

Topics: 

Topics include: Anaesthesia, radiography, diagnostic imaging, medicines, pre and post operative care, veterinary emergencies, animal welfare, functional anatomy, professional relationships within veterinary practice.

How is the course assessed?: 

External examination, clinical skill logs, practical exam and assignments.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression options following successful completion of this course may enable you to progress into employment as a head nurse, practice manager, clinical coach or a specialist veterinary nurse in the fields of surgery, oncology or hydrotherapy. Other options include laboratory technician or nutritional representative.

Length of the course: 

2 Years, full time

Campus: 

Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Fees for this course are: £11356.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
City & Guilds Group Bursaries are available to learners starting or completing a City & Guilds or ILM qualification, starting courses on or after 1st September 2017.

To qualify learners need to be able to
- Demonstrate genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent them from completing their chosen qualification
- Be over 19 years old
- Be a UK resident.

Bursaries range from £200 to £10,000 and can cover any costs that arise as a result of the learner undertaking a City & Guilds or ILM qualification.

This can include
- Course fees
- Travel Expenses
- Materials/ Tools/ Books
- Childcare
- *Living Costs

To apply, visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries
Learners need to initially register online (this takes around 30 seconds). Once they have registered, they then get access to the full online application.

*Please note Living Costs are rarely supported and only considered in extreme circumstances.

Closing date - Monday, 12 June 2017, 10am

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (09 Nov 2017 21:08) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
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