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Veterinary Nursing Studies (FdSc)

Fd(Sc)

Key facts


UCAS code

D310

Start dates

September 2019

Location

Solihull college

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Department

Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Accreditation(s)

Provisional accreditation by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as “License to practice” as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

UCAS Tariff Points

64

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview


This three year, full time programme provides a fantastic grounding for your career. You will learn practical skills and underlying scientific knowledge needed to graduate and work as a veterinary nurse.

This course meets the accreditation standards of the RCVS and will enable the successful graduate to register as a veterinary nurse.

As well as enrolling at Solihull College and University Centre, you are also enrolled at Oxford Brookes University and are entitled to use many of the University’s facilities, such as the library and online resources.

You can also study this course part-time at Abingdon and Witney College. To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,010

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,010

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

How to apply


Typical offers

UCAS Tariff Points: 64

A Level: CC

IB Points: 24

BTEC: MPP or MM

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. This combination of A-level grades would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

  • At least 5 GSCEs (Grade A*-C) to include English Language, Maths and Science (or equivalent level 2 qualifications).
  • Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 2 A2-levels (including a biological science at C grade or above) with a minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points.

Or

  • BTEC Extended Diploma (minimum MPP - with a D in at least one science-based module) in an animal/science-based subject

Or

  • BTEC Diploma (Minimum MM - with a D in at least one science-based module) in an animal/science-based subject
  • Mature learners with the appropriate GCSEs may be eligible for entry to the programme with a QAA approved Access to Science course
  • Minimum of two weeks work experience within a veterinary practice (work experience within other animal-related placements will not be acceptable as an alternative to this), to be completed within two years of the proposed start date and prior to interview.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

NB. Interviews will not take place until this work experience has been completed

  • All applicants will be interviewed (telephone or SKYPE interviews may be carried out for applicants if they cannot attend in person).
  • Offers of a course place are dependent on a successful interview and a strong UCAS application with an appropriate reference and evidence of completion of the two weeks work experience (a headed letter of confirmation from the Veterinary Practice Principal or Manager).

Students must be at least 17½ years of age.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.