Veterinary Care and Nursing
These qualifications have been designed to support those working or looking to work in the fields of veterinary care and nursing.
About this subject area
These qualifications have been designed to support those working or looking to work in the fields of animal care/veterinary care support/veterinary care assistant and other welfare related roles, who want to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills.
Learners will develop skills by covering areas such as:
- Animal care
- Animal diseases
- Providing basic nursing care and support
- Animal first aid
- End of life care for animals
- Small animal anatomy and physiology.
Learners may be able to progress directly into employment in such roles as Veterinary Care Assistant or Animal Welfare Assistant, or they may wish to progress onto other related qualifications such as Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Nursing Assistants, Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Level 3 Certificate in Feline Veterinary Nursing - small animals or an Access to HE Diploma in Veterinary Science.
Follow the links below for more information about each qualification.
In order to deliver this qualification, centres must meet the requirements to deliver the qualification (which can be found in the Qualification Specification) and complete the Qualification Approval Application Form (QAF).
Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate for Veterinary Care Assistants Ref. 603/3440/X
This qualification has been designed to support learners seeking to work in or already working in Veterinary Nursing or animal care roles, wishing to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills.
Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Nursing Assistants Ref. 603/5172/X
This qualification has been designed to provide knowledge and practical skills for those wishing to work in animal care and welfare.