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Vetskill – Patient Care Assistance Level 2 Diploma

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire L200150A/1 Mon 9 Sep 2024 - Days 09:00 - 16:00
Aireville Campus £ 1286*

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

This qualification is designed to provide an opportunity for learners to demonstrate their skills and understanding of providing high-level care to animals in a veterinary environment, assisting Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Surgeons. It will take approximately 18-24 months to achieve.

You will study the following units:

  • Legislation and Safe Working Practices
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal Environment and Accommodation
  • Induction to Patient Care
  • Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Veterinary Care Support
  • Assisting with Laboratory Procedures
  • Assisting with Diagnostic Imaging
  • Techniques in Medical Patient Care
  • Techniques in Surgical Patient Care

Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements to enrol on this course you must already be working in a veterinary practice.

Further Study

The qualification may be used as a stepping stone onto VetSkill’s Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) qualification, subject to additional entry conditions being met.


Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.


Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).


Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email distancelearning@craven-college.ac.uk

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email communitylearning@craven-college.ac.uk

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email parttime@craven-college.ac.uk

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