Level 2 Certificate in Veterinary Care Support

Course Information

Qualification Overview

This qualification is designed for those working in veterinary practice, in a veterinary care supporting role.

It is intended to provide relevant practical skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable learners to provide a good level of support to the Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Surgeon. Furthermore, it may be used as a stepping stone onto VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) qualification, subject to additional entry conditions being met.

Qualification number: 603/3568/3
Level: 2
Credits: 24
Guided Learning Hours: 240
Total Qualification Time: 840 hours

 

What will you learn?

How long will it take?

This Level 2 certificate offers 24 credits (240 guided learning hours) and will take approximately 12 months to achieve.

On completion of this qualification, you will have achieved the following units:

  • Legislation and Safe Working Practices;
  • Animal Health and Welfare;
  • Animal Environment and Accommodation;
  • Introduction to Patient Care;
  • Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology;
  • Veterinary Care Support.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for those working in veterinary practice, in a veterinary care supporting role.

It is intended to provide relevant practical skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable learners to provide a good level of support to the Veterinary Nurse and Veterinary Surgeon. Furthermore, it may be used as a stepping stone onto VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) qualification, subject to additional entry conditions being met.

How is the qualification assessed?

Portfolio of evidence

Throughout the duration of the qualification, you will compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate practical application of learning in the work place. Assessed by the Centre and externally sampled by VetSkill.

Where can you study?

The following Centres are currently approved to offer the VetSkill Level 2 Certificate in Veterinary Care Support: