Veterinary Care Assistant Diploma Level 2
The programme offers young people the opportunity to achieve a qualification in Veterinary Care whilst gaining practical on the job work experience.
Apprentices follow an approved framework of training at level 2 that will meet the different needs of small animal care organisations.
The course is completed as distance learning with access to a dedicated assessor to assist you with all aspects of the course.
The VCA programme is equivalent to a GCSE grade C in science. To progress onto a Veterinary Nurse Diploma the young person must have a GCSE grade C in science or an equivalent qualification.
- Principles and practices of animal handling and care in the veterinary environment
- Principles and practices of assisting with care in the veterinary environment
- Principles and practices of administrative duties in the veterinary care environment
You must be in paid employment or on a voluntary contract working within a veterinary practice.
Unemployed candidates must undertake a substantial period of recorded work experience within a suitable veterinary care environment of 600 hours which cannot be simulated.
Method of assessment
- Work-based observations
- Written assignments
What can I progress onto?
Train as a Veterinary nurse in a veterinary training practice.