Veterinary Care Courses

The following course is an Ofqual regulated qualification 

Veterinary Nursing Assistant Diploma Level 2


The Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Nursing Assistants is an Ofqual regulated qualification that is held in high regard in veterinary practices. The qualification provides an alternative route to GCSE’s and enhances opportunities to progress to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Practical placements can be included as part of this qualification; students can choose from 1 - 2 weeks in Cheltenham Animal Shelter (Gloucestershire), or 1 - 2 months in Lanta Animal Shelter (Thailand).

The following courses are Quality Endorsed Courses

Veterinary Practice Receptionist Diploma Level 3


The Level 3 Veterinary Practice Receptionist Diploma studies customer care, care of companion animals, first aid and animal handling. The couse is suitable for working as a veterinary receptionist in private veterinary practice and animal charities. 

Canine First Aid Certificate


This 1 day intensive practical canine first aid course is held regularly in Malvern, Worcestershire. The course is relevant to anyone working with dogs in a veterinary, animal hydrotherapy, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for dog owners. The training provides comprehensive information and an opportunity to practice how to respond in the event of an emergency. 

Environmental Enrichment for Animals 

The Level 3 Environmental Enrichment Certificate is of benefit to anyone working or volunteering with animals in captivity. It is also relevant for pet owners wanting to ensure adequate environmental enrichment for the animals in their care. 

Principles of Equine First Aid


The Level 3 Certificate in Equine First Aid is relevant for horse owners and those working with horses. Learn how to provide first aid for injured horses and how to assemble an equine first aid kit. The course studies common equine illnesses, how to prevent injury and sickness, how to handle an injured or sick horse and stable requirements for injured horses. 

Principles of Feline First Aid


The Level 3 Certificate in Feline First Aid is relevant for cat owners and those working with cats. Learn how to proivde first aid for injured cats and how to assemble an animal first aid kit. The course studies common feline illnesses, how to prevent injury and sickness and how to handle an injured or sick cat. 


Wildlife Rehabilitation Studies Diploma Level 3


The Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife First Aid and Rehabilitation studies the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife. Learn about first aid & rescue, handling & transportation, health & hygiene, wildlife recovery, rehabilitation, the safe release of wildlife and the role of wildlife rescue organisations. The course is suitable for jobs and volunteering roles involving the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured wildlife. 

Pet Bereavement Support Certificate 

The Certificate in Pet Bereavement Counselling explores how best to support someone who has lost a beloved animal through euthanasia, accident or natural death. Pet Bereavement Counsellors are employed by animal welfare charities and veterinary surgeries.


We are the largest organisation in the UK offering Ofqual regulated vet care courses that meet rigorous government regulated standards. 


Our courses enable you to fit your studies around your other commitments. Vet care courses have been designed in consultation with employers to enhance career and employment prospects.


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Many of our vet care courses consist of theory units and practical units, enabling students to obtain hands-on experience in a veterinary care setting. 

Employers in the veterinary care sector include:

Private Veterinary Practices -  usually consist  of 2 or more vets working in partnership (with associated veterinary care staff). Most practices offer emergency and weekend services, and staff may be required to be on-call. Usually, urban practices deal mainly with companion animals, and rural practices additionally may deal with livestock, horses and wildlife.

Animal Welfare Charities - there are a great many charities that employ veterinary staff. The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and the RSPCA, are examples of the larger charities offer veterinary services and employing vet staff. Working for an animal charity can be highly rewarding.

Overseas opportunities - working in veterinary care roles for organisations such as the Voluntary Services Overseas (VS) and the World Veterinary Service involve all type of vet care staff assisting with worthwhile projects such as helping with stray animals as well as improving zoo animal veterinary care and other veterinary care work.

Military/Army - The Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) care for the army's animals, including surveillance dogs and horses. Staff are deployed in the UK and abroad and may have to assist with providing veterinary care in war zones.