3 years full-time
Full-time course fee is £8490 p.a. and part-time course fee is £4250 p.a.
72 UCAS tariff points
This programme combines the practical training and work experience required to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for Foundation Degree.
Students 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, students 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 a particular student will vary depending on their choice of designate modules within the pathway, but appropriate modular selection could allow some students to achieve some of the learning outcomes required for the academic component of the new Pet Behaviour Counselling Award.
Applicants must have a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. They must be keen to learn how to provide expert nursing care for domestic animals as well as education and support for their owners. They should have a clear understanding of the range of practical work required in a veterinary surgery (preferably via work experience), be a good communicator and enjoy teamwork. Module delivery is divided between the College of West Anglia (Cambridge) campus located just outside Cambridge at Milton and the Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) campus 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 two semesters. Full-time attendance within these semesters is approximately 12 hours per week, usually over three days. Work experience within the 70 weeks of work placement in a registered veterinary training practice is on a full-time basis.
|Animal Antaomy & Physiology for Veterinary Nursing||15||TBC|
|Companion Animal Handling, 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|
|Animal Health & Nutrition for Veterinary Nursing||15||TBC|
|Emergency, Critical and Perioperative Care||15||TBC|
|Principles & Practices of Anaethesia||15||TBC|
|Principles & Practices of Veterinary Nursing||15||TBC|
|Animal Therapy & Rehabilitation||15||TBC|
|Preparation 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:
- 72 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 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's levelto 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: