Being a veterinary assistant is a rewarding and fulfilling career for anyone who loves animals. Working alongside surgeons and nurses, you’ll devote your time to treating and caring for animals in need. Designed for animal lovers, our course is specifically developed to get you there. You’ll learn about animal anatomy, health and safety, and the responsibilities of surgeons, nurses and assistants in a veterinary practice. Enrol today to start your journey into veterinary nursing.
Did you know? According to the RSPCA, the estimated pet population in the UK is 51 million pets. The demand for veterinary assistants is increasing, too. In addition, the sector is growing better than average, which means more employment opportunities when you get your qualification.
Ideal for anyone interested animal health, working with animals or in veterinary settings
As a veterinary assistant, you’ll be performing routine care tasks, such as administering medication to disinfecting facilities and exercising animals. Our course helps you gives you the basic knowledge to succeed and perform those duties with care and attention. As the ability to properly care for, treat and diagnose a variety of ailments is vital in any veterinary based career. You’ll develop knowledge in all the right areas. You’ll be learning about basic animal structures, such as the nervous and digestive systems. We’ll even teach you the principles of heath and safety, infection control, and surgical preparation. So, when you join your first practice, the rewards of helping animals as part of a dedicated team are worthwhile.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.
Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.
This course is awarded by ABC Awards, upon successful completion of this students will receive a certificate of achievement and a learner unit summary from the awarding body, ABC Awards.
This course has been designed and written to meet specific learners and employer’s requirements. This course is endorsed under the ABC Awards Licence Scheme.
The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge, competency and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.
ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of participation in developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
The feedback that I was given by my tutor was more than helpful, I have now also been looking for part time/weekend work in a veterinary clinic.
I am enjoying studying this course. Hope this will help me secure a position working with animals.