Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: ANJAA033BCP1
Course Level: Level 3
This course is designed to provide you with the broad practical skills and knowledge that is relevant to the role of a veterinary nurse in a modern veterinary practice.
Studying towards the small animal route of nursing will lead to professional registration and a license to practice veterinary nursing.
There are two path ways applicable to the veterinary nursing course including;
- Small animal
At present the only route offered by Solihull College and University Centre as a Veterinary Nursing Approved Centre, is small animal route, which also has a small number of equine elements. If you chose to complete this course you will complete the following units throughout your training:
- Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice - This unit facilitates an understanding of working practise and the essential operation of a veterinary practice so that an employee may work effectively and safely within such an environment.
- Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice -This unit provides the student veterinary nurse with an appropriate theoretical knowledge of the normal structure and function of the major body systems of a range of species. It also provides initial insight into how normal physiological function can be disrupted and how this relates to disease processes.
- Professional relationships and communication for veterinary nursing practice - This unit facilitates an understanding of the dynamics of communication within a veterinary setting, including inter-professional relationships and relationships with veterinary clients.
- Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nurses - This unit facilitates an understanding of principles of animal welfare and husbandry in relation to work in a veterinary practice.
- Infection control in veterinary practice - This unit facilitates an understanding of the essentials of control of infection in clinical veterinary practice.
- Essentials of practical veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals - This unit facilitates practical competence in the essentials of nursing sick animals within a veterinary environment.
- Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines¬¬ ¬- This unit facilitates an understanding of veterinary pharmacology and the supply of medicines within a veterinary environment.
- Veterinary nursing support of diagnostic imaging - This unit facilitates an understanding of the application of diagnostic imaging techniques within a veterinary environment.
- Veterinary nursing support for laboratory diagnostics - This unit facilitates an understanding of diagnostic testing and essential laboratory techniques in clinical veterinary practice.
- Supporting veterinary operating theatre practice - This unit facilitates an understanding of veterinary operating theatre practice for veterinary nurses.
- Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals - This unit facilitates an understanding of the essentials of nursing sick animals within a veterinary environment.
- Principles of supporting veterinary anaesthesia - This unit facilitates an understanding of anaesthesia and anaesthetic monitoring in clinical veterinary practice.
- Preparing for professional registration - This unit will assist student veterinary nurses nearing the point of qualification for the RCVS Register to understand and explore the concept of professional accountability and their duties as registered practitioners.
- Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals - This unit facilitates an understanding of peri-operative nursing care principles relating to small animals within a veterinary environment.
- Principles of veterinary nursing support for small animal patients - This unit facilitates an understanding of the complex nursing of sick small animals within a veterinary environment.
- Principles of small animal veterinary nursing emergency and critical care - This unit prepares students to provide first aid treatment to injured, and nursing care to critically ill small animals within a veterinary environment.
- Practical monitoring of small animal veterinary anaesthesia - This unit is intended to form part of a qualification leading to a regulated professional licence. As such it is independently assessed.
- Practical peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals - This unit develops practical peri-operative nursing care skills relating to small animals within a veterinary environment.
- Practical veterinary nursing support of small animal patients - is unit facilitates the acquisition of practical
College attendance will be 1 extended day per week with up to four days per week being spent in a Veterinary practice environment either as an employed, voluntary or apprenticeship based learner
City & Guilds Level three Diploma in Veterinary nursing Small Animal 7457-03
Students will complete a series of assessments as part of the programme delivery. Several examinations are completed throughout the course, accompanied by objectively structure clinical examinations within final year. In addition, learners must also complete an online training tool and some assignment based evidence.
You will need to attend a College interview.
Minimum qualifications for this course are:
- Five GCSE passes at Grade A/8 - C/4 to include Science , English Language and Maths. Plus two further subjects.
- A suitable character or tutor reference and a copy of your latest school report (if applicable)
- A successful college interview
- A training practice placement secured within an approved RCVS training practice
This course can form part of a collection of qualifications to lead into higher education, either onto Advance Veterinary Nursing (Degree) or Specialised Veterinary Nursing
Costs are available upon application.
Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.solihull.ac.uk
Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds