What's Veterinary Nursing like?
This Modern Apprenticeship supports you to work in a veterinary environment, such as a surgery, with colleagues who deliver a wide range of care and treatment.
The Veterinary Nursing sector is an important part of the Animal Welfare industry. You'd work on the treatment of small animals, equine and agricultural animals.
Registered veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary surgeons to provide a high standard of care for animals. This apprenticeship contains flexible learning options and training to aid progression within the sector.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Veterinary Nursing – Small Animal at SCQF Level 7
Veterinary Nursing – Equine at SCQF Level 7
You must also achieve one enhancement qualification at SCQF Level 6.
As part of this apprenticeship, you'll achieve 5 different workplace core skills at SCQF Level 6.
When you complete this apprenticeship, you'll become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. This gives you a range of options.
Further study: You could apply for a relevant course at college or university. This includes Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), undergraduate degrees or Emergency and Critical Care Certificates.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the sector, such as:
advanced veterinary nursing practitioner
emergency and critical care veterinary nursing
There are no formal entry requirements for this framework. It can be useful, though, to have relevant Standard Grades, National 4s or 5s or Highers in relevant subjects such as biology, chemistry or English.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.