Level 2

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The Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Nursing Assistants qualification provides a pathway to veterinary nursing.

This programme supports and prepares learners for a career as a veterinary nursing assistant by giving them the opportunity to gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work safely and competently in a veterinary environment.

As well as studying animal anatomy and physiology, and the principles of animal handling and care, learners will obtain key administrative skills.

Learners will undertake this qualification on a  part-time basis and clinical placement within a veterinary practice is essential.

Veterinary nursing assistants are able to go on to study for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

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Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 16 years of age
  • 2-3 GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A*-D)
  • If the learner is age 16-18 and does not have a Grade 4 (A-C in Maths and English Language) they would need to complete Level 2 functional skills for each of these subjects on a separate college day.
  • Clinical placement within a veterinary practice is essential for a minimum of 3 days a week.

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Dates & Location:

1 day a week for 1 year (Wednesday 2019-20)

Plumpton College


12 months

Future Opportunities

CQ Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Apprenticeship)

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