Bottle Green Training’s course is run as an apprenticeship. Therefore students must be employed in a veterinary practice that is recognised as a training practice by the RCVS, ideally for at least 6 months prior to enrolment. Training practices can be found listed by area on their website www.rcvs.org.uk.
The course is aimed to run for 2 years and 2 academic terms. Students are required to attend college for one day each week. During this time students will sit C&G external exams and in house exams which go towards the final qualification. They will also be required to complete 5 assignments (for small animal pathway and 6 for equine) and their nursing progress log. All of these will need to reach an approved standard to enable students to qualify as a veterinary nurse.
College times are either 8.45am to 1.00pm for a morning session and 1.45pm to 6.00pm for an afternoon session. These dates are subject to change upon progression within the course.
All students who wish to train as a veterinary nurse need to fulfil the following criteria:
- Have achieved 5 GCSE’s grades A-C or 9-4 or equivalents to include English, Maths and Science at the time of application. Certificates will be required to prove this. Statements of results are NOT acceptable
- Be employed in a veterinary practice that is recognised as a training practice by the RCVS.
- Be working alongside a clinical coach in that practice for a minimum of 2 days per week.
- Be able to attend college on a day release basis – attendance must not fall below 80%.
Prior to Acceptance on the Course:
- We strongly recommend that all students work in a veterinary practice for a minimum of 6 months prior to starting the course
- Submit a research assignment of a maximum of 1500 words.
- Submit this and BGT enrolment paperwork.
- Be able to attend an Open day and if successful an induction day at BGT.