We offer accredited vet care courses that range from Veterinary Care Assistant Diploma courses to the pre-veterinary Nursing qualification for those who want to qualify to study for the Veterinary Nurse course. Our team are always happy to advise students on career and study paths, please contact us for free advice.
Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate
This ABC & Certa Awards Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate Course is an Ofqual regulated qualification that has been developed for students seeking a specialised qualification in Animal Nursing, with the overall aim being to prepare learners for a career in animal care or Veterinary Nursing, based within a Veterinary Practice. We are able to include a 2 week practical placement as part of this course.
This is regulated qualification recognised by Ofqual within the RQF and students gain credits upon course completion.
Course Price: £950 without placement or £1,150 with placement
City and Guilds
Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants
The Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants is an Ofqual Regulated Qualification designed to prepare students for work as a Veterinary Assistant.
Course Price: £1,450
The Veterinary Practice Receptionist course is for those interested in pursuing this career and for anyone already employed as a Vet Receptionist wanting to enhance their knowledge.
Course Price: £499
The Animal Handler Certificate course was created to help handlers to gain the essential skills of effective and humane handling and restraint.
Course Price: £165
Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant Award
Animal Nursing Assistant
Award is a theory based qualification to prepare a student for level of demand
required in the Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants.
Course Price: £595
Veterinary careers may include working with companion animals, wildlife or livestock in a variety of roles. Many people think that becoming a vet is the most obvious choice for a career working with animals.
However, whilst this may be a popular idea, this is an extremely tough option as the university degree entrance requirements are high and the number of applications far exceeds the number of available university placements. Therefore, we encourage students to consider the many other vet careers available.
Many of our vet care courses consist of theory units and practical units and this enables students to obtain hands-on experience in a veterinary care setting. This is the best way of being able to apply theory knowledge into practice and of getting a thorough understanding of what a particular veterinary role involves. Employers in the veterinary care sector include:
Private Veterinary Practices - this usually entails 2 or more vets working in partnership (with associated veterinary care staff). Most practices offer emergency and weekend services and staff may be required to be on-call. Usually urban practices deal mainly with companion animals and rural practices additionally may deal with livestock, horses and wildlife.
Animal Welfare Charities - there are a great many charities that employ veterinary staff. The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and the RSPCA, are examples of the larger charities offer veterinary services and employing vet staff. Working for an animal charity may mean a lower salary however there is usually plenty of job satisfaction!
Overseas opportunities - working in veterinary care roles for organisations such as the Voluntary Services Overseas (VS) and the World Veterinary Service involve all type of vet care staff assisting with worthwhile projects such as helping with stray animals as well as improving zoo animal veterinary care, etc.
Military/Army - The Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) are required for care for the army's animals including surveillance dogs and horses. Staff are deployed in the UK and abroad and may have to assist with providing veterinary care in war zones.