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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 Study 365 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 Study 365 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
- 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.
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
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 (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.
- 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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