Animal Nursing Assistants (Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Animal Nursing Assistants (Level 2 Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 145640
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have achieved maths, English and Science GCSEs at grade 3 (D), plus two GCSEs at grade 2 (E-F)

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on campus plus an additional day in work placement.

    To achieve the Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants you will be required to complete an external assessment linked to Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology. You will also be assessed using a range of practical demonstrations and written assignments which assist you to compile a portfolio of evidence.

    You must also complete 150 hours of work experience alongside attendance at college to achieve this qualification. This must be within a veterinary setting.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Course Highlights

    • Animal Accommodation
    • Feeding and Watering
    • Basic Animal Treatments
    • Anaesthesia and Fluid Therapy
    • Companion Animal Nutrition
    • Control and Restrain Animals
    • Carry out Reception Duties
    • Infection Control
    • Parasitology and Zoonosis

    Next Steps

    On achievement of this programme you could progress to the Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management or may, subject to entry requirements, undertake the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be published at a later date.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.