Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant - Level 3

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24 Hours
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Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant - Advanced
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For those of you who wish to help animals in the form of veterinary care, this Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Care Assistant – Level 3 is a great way to kick start your dream career. This course covers all the elaborate aspects of veterinary care, with advanced focus on areas such as animal psychology, veterinary terminology and many more to mold you into the professional you aim for. 1Training assures you that with time and experience, you can also progress into a more senior role in veterinary care using this knowledge and skills.

Starting with the role, responsibilities and duties of a veterinary care assistant, this course will provide you with quality learning materials that will build skills crucial to thrive within the veterinary care industry. This course has also dedicated a module that will guide you on how to present yourself within the work settings to gain the trust of the customers and to exude professionalism.

As a veterinary care assistant, you are bound to work with various equipment that are specialised for the industry. Therefore, this course will explore the equipment used regularly in a vet settings to get you upto speed with them in no time. This highly detailed course will also delve into topics such as animal handling, first aid, caring for in-house patients, feeding animals, end of life, euthanasia and many more to further solidify your knowledge on the subject.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that 1Training 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 1Training 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.

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


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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the role, responsibilities and duties of a veterinary care assistant
  • Build skills that are crucial to thrive as a veterinary care assistant
  • Understand how to present yourself in the work settings so as to exude professionalism
  • Get into terms with all the veterinary terminology
  • Explore the equipment that are used regularly in a vet work settings
  • Examine the basics of animal psychology to empathise and handle animals in stress and pain
  • Learn the advanced aspects of animal handling
  • Delve into topics such as first aid, caring for in-house patients, feeding animals, end of life, euthanasia and many more

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 content will be accessible to you 24/7. 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, a total of £49 is charged for the assessment and certificate, and you need to pay that when submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially upon registering). This payment can be made in 02 installments.


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.

Accredited Body

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 aspiring to start up a career as veterinary care assistant
  • Individuals hoping to progress within the veterinary care industry


  • 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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