The course runs over 3 years with students attending the training centre one day a week during term time, whilst working & receiving training support in an approved Training Practice. Students will cover the theory & practical activities required to pass the internal tests and external assessments of the course, which are progressed with set targets & deadlines. Apprenticeship funding is widely available.
Large businesses receive apprenticeship funding through a digital account as a levy payer. Small businesses receive funding as co-funded employers, paying a 5% contribution to the cost of the course. The cost of the course through apprenticeship funding is £15,000 in total. Apprentices must be employed to work a 30 hour week (although part time hours are available, this extends the students training). Please contact us if you require any further information on apprenticeship funding or refer to the link in Useful Contacts.
This course is only available for students in paid employment in a veterinary practice which has been approved as a recognised Training Practice in accordance with the requirements of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. (See Training Practice page)
Prospective student’s must also :
• Have obtained 5 GCSE’s grades A-C / 4-9 to include English, maths and a science or equivalent qualifications (Level 3 Animal Management triple Merit + English & maths GCSE C or 4-9 / functional skills Level 2). Original certificates will be required to confirm this, statements of results are NOT acceptable.
• Be in full time (35 hours per week or more) or part time (15 hours per week or more * this may affect Apprenticeship funding) employment in an Approved Training Practice (TP).
• Be successful at interview with the training centre team.
• Have good access to the internet, both at home for private study and at work, for completing the NPL.