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.
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.