Veterinary Nursing (7457)

Last Updated: 26 May 2016
The qualification is the formal route for those wishing to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).                                                                                                             
Learners can choose one of two pathways: small animals or equine. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to complete their enrolment with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and practice as a fully registered Veterinary Nurse.

Level 3 Diploma In Veterinary Nursing - UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

P

48


The qualification is designed for those wishing to practice as a veterinary nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners must take 13 core units (12 at Level 3 and 1 at Level 4) and then 6 further units at Level 3 on one of two pathways: small animals or equine. Learners will need to pass all 19 units before they can register to become an RCVS Veterinary Nurse.
Learners must complete all of the following: online multiple choice written papers; centre based assignments; the Nursing Progress log (on line in most cases) and an Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCE) practical exam.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification is the only route to becoming a registered RCVS Veterinary Nurse. It can provide a basis for progression into a range of higher level qualifications including degree programmes or a diploma in advanced veterinary nursing.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

This is a 2-3 year programme delivered through an approved City & Guilds centre (715 guided learning hours).  It also involves 60 weeks (2,100 hours) of work experience in a veterinary practice approved for veterinary nursing training.

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.


This qualification equips the learner with the relevant knowledge and skills to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Veterinary nursing.

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Small Animals) (7457-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Small Animals)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6052/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 715 - 715 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine) (7457-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6052/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 715 - 715 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (7457-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Equine)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6052/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 715 - 715 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (small animal)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6052/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 180 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 715 - 715 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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