Veterinary Support Assistant Course Level 3

Online course in Veterinary Support Assistant. This Level 3 course has been created for those students with an interest in veterinary nursing.  ​Delivered in partnership with Open Study College this course provides students with an understanding of the roles of the team members and the legal and ethical system in which they work.

This online course also covers infection control in a veterinary practice and the basic equipment often used.

Students can complete this course over a 12 month period from anywhere in the world. Distance learning provides no barriers for those who wish to study without the need to attend college locally.

Qualification: Veterinary Support Assistant Award
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: No, Equivalent level of learning at level 3
Awarding Body: TQUK - Training Qualifications UK - Endorsed
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 100 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: Not Applicable

6 units of study in total as listed below


Veterinary Support Assistant Course Level 3


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Course Fee: Starting at: £399.00


​​One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Roles and responsibilities of Veterinary Surgeons
Roles of the Veterinary Nurse
Roles of the Student Veterinary Nurse
Essentials of the legal system
Individual character and conscience

Animal cell structure and cell function
Basic structure and function of the nervous system
The endocrine system
The digestive system
The urinary system
The respiratory system
The cardiovascular system
The circulatory system

Principles of health and safety
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
Hazardous Waste Regulations, 2005
Manual Handling Regulations, 1992

The role of infection in animal and human health
Principles of disease transmission in veterinary practic
How to maintain a clean clinical environment
Main groups of disinfectants

Running a laboratory in a veterinary practice
Emergency procedures
General safety measures
How to collect and prepare urine, faecal and blood samples
How to carry out common laboratory test
​Test results

Principles of pharmacy stock management
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Principles of safe dispensing
Medication terms used in Pharmacology
Absorption rate
Drug formulations


Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed
 


TQUK - Level 3 Veterinary Support Assistant Award

Successful candidates will receive a certificate of achievement from TQUK. This course has been endorsed through the Training Qualifications UK endorsement scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) is Regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Endorsed programmes are designed to give formal recognition to courses in a wide range of subjects that fall outside the QCF. These are not  QCF recognised qualifications; on successful graduation from the course you will receive a Training Qualifications UK Certificate of Achievement. 

Endorsed courses are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by Training Qualifications UK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 


Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 100. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

 

Students are able to select how they wish to study.

Paper based: Receive your course pack in the post in hard copy and correspond direct with your tutor via email

or

Online: Access our premium online cloud based learning system where you are able to access all of your course lessons, assignments and tutor correspondence in one place. 

Please be advised students cannot choose both methods/formats. You will be required to select your preferred method at checkout.

Q: Why can't i use both methods?
A:  Each method has been developed and written in such a way that having both will cause total confusion. Both formats are laid out and taught in totally different ways hence we ask students to choose their preferred method at the enrolment stage. 


All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 10 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.


In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email accounts@ukopencollege.co.uk stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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