Animal Nursing Assistants ABC

Animal Nursing Assistants ABC

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

This course is an introduction to Veterinary Nursing and can prepare you for a career as a Veterinary Nurse within a veterinary practice, it can also lead to employment as an Animal Nursing Assistant within a vets.

This is a very specific course aimed at those who wish to work as a Veterinary Nurse or Animal Nursing Assistant. If you are unsure of your career path working with animals the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care may be more beneficial in guiding you towards a career working with animals.

What will I study?

- Deliver basic treatments to animals
- Companion animal parasitology and zoonosis
- Provide feed and water to animals
- Principles of infection control for animal nursing assistants
- Companion animal anatomy and physiology
- Principles of basic animal nursing assistance

How will this course be delivered?

You will attend college three days per week and one day on an animal related work placement; the fifth day is a study day to enable you to complete extra study working on assignments.

During your study day which is essential for you to complete your course you may spend time studying at home or in college using the facilities to complete assignments. English and Maths may be timetabled within the 3 college days depending on your current qualification.

What qualifications will I get?

Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continual over the year mainly by the completion of assignments, practical work and one extended examination, students are also assessed practically on the Animal Care Centre.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will need to attend a college interview.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications for this course are: - Two GCSE passes at Grade D/4 or above, one of these must be in Science, and the other in either English Language or Maths - To support your application you will need a suitable character or tutor reference and a copy of your latest school report (if applicable) - A successful interview.

What else do I need to know?

Costs are available upon application. You will need to provide a pair of steel toe cap boots and purchase a college boiler suit. The prices of these will be available upon application. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades. If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

This course can lead to an animal nursing career within the industry or allow progression onto the RCVS Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee (p.a)
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Study Mode

Blossomfield Campus




N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds


Full Time