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Veterinary Nursing Apprenticeship – Level 3

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Vet Nursing Level 3 Apprentices
Courses Code
PW3APSVET
Study method
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  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who wants to work as a Veterinary Nurse.

    Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. A veterinary nurse works as a member of the veterinary team, providing expert nursing care for sick animals. Veterinary nurses also play a significant role in educating owners on maintaining the health of their pets. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction.

    In order to be accepted onto the apprenticeship programme, apprentices must already hold the statutory requirement – 5 GCSEs to include Maths, English and Science of grade C/4 and above or equivalent.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan. Included with this the apprentice will study for 2-3 years and cover the following units for dogs, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs in which they will also be assessed: Professional Veterinary Nursing Responsibilities , Diagnostic Principles , Principles of Veterinary Nursing Care, Pharmacology and Dispensary Management , Practical Veterinary Nursing Skills, Anaesthesia and Theatre Nursing Skills , Life Stage Nursing Care and Support , Surgical Nursing and Patient Care

    The knowledge is the information, technical knowledge, and ‘knowhow’ that the individual needs to have and to understand in order to successfully carry out their duties.

  • Course assessment

    You will attend college one day a week.

    There is no mandatory qualification attached to this standard so the apprentice will work towards a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with the job role. On successful completion of the End Point Assessment the learner will be awarded the RCVS – accredited Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

  • Course aim

    This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who wants to work as a Veterinary Nurse.

    Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. A veterinary nurse works as a member of the veterinary team, providing expert nursing care for sick animals. Veterinary nurses also play a significant role in educating owners on maintaining the health of their pets. They carry out technical work and are skilled in undertaking a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction.

    In order to be accepted onto the apprenticeship programme, apprentices must already hold the statutory requirement – 5 GCSEs to include Maths, English and Science of grade C/4 and above or equivalent.

  • Course content

    The apprentice will study the core knowledge, skills and behaviours as laid out in the apprenticeship plan. Included with this the apprentice will study for 2-3 years and cover the following units for dogs, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs in which they will also be assessed: Professional Veterinary Nursing Responsibilities , Diagnostic Principles , Principles of Veterinary Nursing Care, Pharmacology and Dispensary Management , Practical Veterinary Nursing Skills, Anaesthesia and Theatre Nursing Skills , Life Stage Nursing Care and Support , Surgical Nursing and Patient Care

    The knowledge is the information, technical knowledge, and ‘knowhow’ that the individual needs to have and to understand in order to successfully carry out their duties.

  • Course assessment

    You will attend college one day a week.

    There is no mandatory qualification attached to this standard so the apprentice will work towards a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with the job role. On successful completion of the End Point Assessment the learner will be awarded the RCVS – accredited Licence to Practise Veterinary Nursing qualification at Level 3

  • Benefits to employers

    Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Hiring an apprentice can help you improve productivity and reduce staff turnover.

    There’s a wide selection of apprenticeships available, covering lots of different job roles to help you choose a qualification that quits your business needs. This helps you match the skills of the employees to the skills that you need.

    Fees

    If you have less than 50 staff and the apprentice is between 16-18 then the apprenticeship will be fully funded, you will only need to pay for the apprentice’s wages. If you choose to recruit an apprentice who is 19 or above you will be required to pay 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship (the government will fund 95%)

    If you are a large employer with 50+ staff you will be required to fund 5% of the apprenticeships costs regardless of the age of the learner.

    Employers with a wage bill of over £3 million will pay the cost of the apprenticeship through the apprenticeship levy

  • Benefits to apprentices

    As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced, skilled staff, you will gain job-specific skills and training, you will earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst you train.

    The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to benefit from the life changing opportunities of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are opening the door to professions that used to only be an option for people with a traditional degree.

    Apprenticeships are more than just another way to gain a qualification and can give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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