This apprenticeship has been designed with the industry in Wales and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to provide learners entering the profession with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse and a licence to practice. Job opportunities include Veterinary Nurse Small Animal and Head Veterinary Nurse.
Overview & Modules
The Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out your job role and support future progression within the sector. You will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. You will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.
This is achieved through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training (at college 1 day per week) and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. On completion, you must be able to undertake the full range of duties, appropriate to your job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.
- The practice will need to be registered with the RCVS
- Course fees, registration fees and examination fees are met by ESF/WBL funding
These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be made through examinations, assignments, work-based observations and work-based evidence. There are practical exams after 2 years.
You must have 5 GCSE passes at grade C or higher. Subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject plus 2 other GCSEs.
Note, you can only undertake this apprenticeship if you have been employed in your current job role for less than 12 months at time of enrolment if you are aged over 25. If you are under 25, this criteria does not apply to you.
Continue your studies
Apprentices successfully completing the Level 3 apprenticeship can progress onto higher education courses such as HNC/HND.
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