Course Information


Level 2 Certificate for Animal Nursing Assistants (Ofqual code 600/0221/9)

Delivered via distance learning (email or post).

Duration - flexible up to 2 years.

No entry requirements but MUST have a placement in a veterinary practice/animal care related workplace either paid or voluntary.

We are a fully accredited course provider with Skills and Education Group Awards.

Provides Science GCSE and 2 others for purpose of enrolling on VN training.

Flexible start dates - apply anytime 

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About the Qualification

This qualification has been developed for learners seeking a specialised qualification in animal nursing. The qualification is held in high regard in veterinary practices. It develops practical skills in animal care and management, while offering additional opportunities to hone customer service skills in a retail environment. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following: 

How to deliver basic treatments to animals, including cleaning and hygiene procedures, basic health care treatments, and other routine procedures 

How to maintain animal accommodation, including providing feed and water to animals 

The principles of infection control Animal anatomy and physiology 

Optional units include:

Exotic Animal Anatomy and Physiology, 

Control and Restrain Animals

Principles of Basic Animal Nursing Assistance

Anaesthesia and Fluid Therapy

Reception Duties

 Animal Nutrition, and more

Progression Routes

On completion of the course, learners can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma for Veterinary Nurses (provided they also have GCSE pass or equivalent in Maths, English and 1 other subject).

Course Costs

Cost is £850

Payable over 13 months (initial payment of £200 with application followed by 12 monthly payments of £54.17)


1 payment of £820

Cost includes: Awarding Body registration, all course materials including textbook, assessment of work, tutor support and certificatio

How to apply

Complete and send the application form (found on the Contact Us page)  via email or post -  alternatively, contact us for more details.

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