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Access to HE – Veterinary Science (19+)

Do you want a career in veterinary medicine, nursing or veterinary science, animal management or any other animal-related subject such as zoology or animal behaviour? Our Fast Track to University course for those aged 19+ can get you on the relevant Degree in 1 year.

We support mature students with few formal qualifications but with life experience and help to create pathways to life-changing opportunities. Many adults have the potential and ability to study for a Degree or professional qualification but have been unable to do so because their education was disrupted due to family, financial, social or personal circumstances. The Fast Track to University course is a great way for mature students to get back into education. You will be given support and guidance throughout the UCAS application process so that when you have completed the course you are able to move straight to your chosen Degree.

Additional GCSE requirements also need to be considered as these are not set by the individual institutions but by a national body.

If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund this course, then go on to complete a Higher Education course, you’ll be eligible to have the balance of your Advanced Learner Loan written off. However, if you don’t complete either course, you won’t be eligible to have the balance written off, and will need to repay your loan in full.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
Validated by
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will need a GCSE grade 4 or above in English, maths and science
  • Interview

What you will study

  • HE Study and Presentation Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Core Chemistry
  • Use & Comprehension of Numerical Data
  • Biochemistry & Energetics
  • Communication & Homeostasis
  • Cell Division, Genetics & Genetic Applications
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Animal Handling & Client Communication
  • Veterinary Science Research Project

What's Next?


  • Veterinary medicine
  • Nursing and veterinary science
  • Animal science
  • Zoology
  • Animal nutrition
Enrol for your study programme (subject).
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