Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant – Level 3

Accredited by ABC Awards | Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant - Level 3



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Offer ends 11 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
24 Hours
No formal qualification
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
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Working with animals does not automatically mean it is a happy situation. There are moments that you will have to take the bad with the good. If you work in Veterinary you will see countless moments of having to care for sick animals. For animal lovers, this can be emotionally taxing. To do your job competently, you must acquire skills and knowledge of working in veterinary care. If you love being around animals and want to have a career in the animal industry, the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant – Level 3 course is perfect for you. Animal lovers will find a career in veterinary care enjoyable and rewarding.

The course will give learners a firm grounding on the essential skills of first aid, understanding basic anatomy, learning pet psychology, handling and restraining animals and working in a veterinary team.

Individuals working in veterinary care should be able to understand the reality of caring for animals when they are sick. The course will educate Individuals on how to cope when making emotional decisions or when dealing with emergency situations. Gain practical knowledge on veterinary practices, animal psychology, animals in stress and pain and advanced animal handling.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand veterinary terminology and how to apply it in your employment.
  • Learn practical skills on how to handle cats, dogs and small mammals.
  • Learn how to recognise animals in pain.
  • Learn the basic anatomy and physiology of animals.
  • Learn how to monitor pets that are admitted to veterinary care, take vital signs, and maintaining records.
  • Learn about health and safety regulations when practicing as part of a veterinary team.
  • Learn how to feed animals who are healthy or sick.

Course Curriculum

1: An Introduction To Veterinary Care Assistant

2: Acquiring Skills In Veterinary Care Assistant

3: Personal Presentation

4: Veterinary Terminology

5: Equipment Applied In Veterinary Care Assistant

6: Basics In Handling Animals

7: Understanding Animal Psychology

8: Handling Animals In Stress And Pain

9: Animal Handling Advanced

10: How To Handle Animals During Examinations And Procedures

11: Veterinary Protocols

12: Sterilizing Equipment, And Disease Control

13: How To Care For Animals In-House

14: Practices To Feed Animals

15: Anatomy Of Animals

16: Understanding Animal Psychology

17: What Is The Normal Reference Range?

18: Tackling End Of Life And Euthanasia

19: Handling Animal Emergencies

20: First Aid And Animals

21: Animal Health And Safety

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Please Note: Additionally, £79 is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


ABC awards and Certa Awards will provide successful learners with a Certificate of Achievement and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the units completed by the learner through this course.

Course Code: QLS-04921

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals who want to explore career opportunities in veterinary service
  • Individuals who are animal lovers or in regular contact with animals, those working in shelters and as volunteers
  • Veterinary Technicians
  • Anyone with a deep interest in animal care and veterinary care


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Veterinary Assistant – (average UK yearly salary: £15,686)
  • Veterinary Nurse – (average UK yearly salary: £18,560)
  • Animal Care Technician
  • Animal Caretaker –(average UK yearly salary: £14,995)
  • Pet Care Attendant

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Patel asked:

Can I get the job in UK on the basis of this certificate? Can you send detail cost of this certificate ?


Dear Sir/Ma'am Thank you very much for your query. Initial fee is £49. Additionally, £79 is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only, Please refer the career path displayed. Hurry up to grab the discount as it ends soon Regards, Student Support Team.

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Florence Waite asked:

Would this qualification alone able me to become a veterinary nurse or are there further courses I would need to take ?


Dear Waite Thank you very much for your query. The Career path as follows; Veterinary Assistant – (average UK yearly salary: £15,686) Veterinary Nurse – (average UK yearly salary: £18,560) Animal Care Technician Animal Caretaker –(average UK yearly salary: £14,995) Pet Care Attendant Hurry up and enroll as the discount ends soon. Regards, Student Support Team.

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kenny asked:

Can i use this certification in the UAE?


Deat Kenny, Thank you for your query. The Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant - Level 3 is one of the highly recognized qualifications globally. ABC Awards and Certa Awards will provide successful learners with a Certificate of Achievement and a Learner Unit Summary. Regards, Student Support Team.

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