4 years full-time
Full-time course fee is £8490 p.a. and part-time course fee is £4250 p.a.
96 UCAS tariff points
You must have a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. You must be keen to learn how to provide expert nursing care for domestic animals as well as education and support for their owners and should have a clear understanding of the range of practical work required.
Ideally, you will have experienced this throughout time spent in a veterinary surgery (preferably via work experience) as well as locations such as wildlife parks, pet shops, animal charities, farms, kennels and catteries. You should be a good communicator and enjoy teamwork.
This four year programme combines the practical training and work experience required for you to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for a full Bachelor of Science with honours degree.
As a student, you will receive a thorough training in scientific theory and principles with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare. In addition, you will be required to develop extensive work-based skills during an extended period of placement within RCVS approved veterinary training practices. The course content for you as an individual will vary depending on their choice of designate modules within the pathway.
Module delivery is divided between the College of West Anglia's Cambridge campus located just outside Cambridge at Milton and the Anglia Ruskin University in the Cambridge city centre, plus work placement at RCVS approved veterinary training practices.
The academic year at both CWA and ARU is divided into trimester delivery. Full-time attendance within these semesters is approximately 12 hours per week, usually over three days. The course involves 4 years full-time study including 1800 hours of work placement at veterinary training practice(s).
|Animal Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Nursing||15||TBC|
|Compaion Animal Handing, Husbandry & welfare||30||Work-based learning|
|Introduction to Animal Behaviour||15||TBC|
|Preparing for Practice Placement||15||TBC|
|Principles & Practices of Veterinary Nursing||30||TBC|
|Veterinary Nursing in the Surgical Environment||15||TBC|
|Emergency, Critical and Perioperative Care||15||TBC|
|Principles & Practices of Anaesthesia||15||TBC|
|Principles & Practices of Diagnostics for Veterinary Nursing||15||TBC|
|Animal Therapy & Rehabilitation||15||TBC|
|Advanced Approaches in Animal Management||15||TBC|
|Animal Learning & Training||15||TBC|
|Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare||15||TBC|
|Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare||15||TBC|
|Prearation for Professional Practice||15||TBC|
All applicants must have:
- 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, maths and science. Functional skills qualifications in English and Maths at level 2 are considered equivalent.
- A minimum of 4 weeks of relevant work experience. You and your supervisor will be asked to complete a work experience feedback form to evidence this.
All applicants are expected to have:
- 96 UCAS tariff points (including Biological Science A-Level at C or above, or an equivalent level 3 qualification).
International (EEA) applicants:
International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7.5 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.
Typical earnings for careers related to this degree in the local area: