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University Centre West Anglia

Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour

UCAS Code: D990

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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To include at least one A-level in a biological science at grade C or above, or equivalent level 3 qualification. Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (4 points) or above, to include English and maths and one science subject. Interview may be required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

**This programme combines the practical training and work experience required to become an RCVS registered veterinary nurse, alongside a broader programme of study for Foundation Degree.**

Students will receive a thorough training in scientific theory and principles with a particular emphasis on the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare. In addition, students will be required to develop extensive work-based skills during an extended period of placement within RCVS approved veterinary training practices.

Applicants must have a genuine interest in animal health and welfare. They must be keen to learn how to provide expert nursing care for domestic animals as well as education and support for their owners. They should have a clear understanding of the range of practical work required in a veterinary surgery (preferably via work experience), be a good communicator and enjoy teamwork. Full-time attendance within each trimester is approximately 12 hours per week, usually over three days. Work experience within the 70 weeks of work placement in a registered veterinary training practice is on a full-time basis.

Assessment methods

Theoretical and practical elements of the course curriculum will be assessed using a variety of methods, including computer based exercises, essays, practical reports, laboratory skills, project reports and seen and unseen examinations. During the allocated 1,800 hours of work placement in an RCVS approved veterinary training practice, students will be under continuous assessment.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,745
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Northern Ireland
£8,745
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Scotland
£8,745
per year
Wales
£8,745
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge campus

Department:

Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care

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