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Funding update for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

From January 2020, the course fees for those undertaking the VetSkill Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal Pathway) qualification in England will be £11,356.00.

If you are aged 19 or older, you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help fund the cost of your studies, however please be aware the maximum amount you can receive from the Advanced Learner Loan is £7,172. This means there will be an outstanding balance of £4,184 left to pay.

The following payment options are available to assist students in paying the remaining balance:

Paying in full

You can pay for the remainder of the course fee in one single payment before the course begins.

Paying annually

You can pay for the remainder of the course fees annually at a cost of £2,092 per year, with the first payment being made before the course begins. 

Pay As You Learn Scheme

The ‘Pay As You Learn’ scheme allows students the option to pay course fees on a monthly basis (£174.33 per month), however please be aware the scheme is NOT payment by instalments of the single course fee offered at the outset. Your monthly payments will continue to be paid, possibly beyond the originally planned programme end date, until the date on your qualification certificate. This means opting for this payment scheme could cost you more in total course fees than was offered to you at the start of the programme. Read more about the PAYL scheme

CAW Loan Scheme

You can apply for a loan of up to £4,184 from The College of Animal Welfare and pay this back on completion of the course or if you decide to withdraw either in full, or through an agreed payment plan. If you’re interested in applying for the CAW Loan Scheme and would like further information, please contact the Funding Team on 01480 422060.

Please note awarding body fees are payable separately and are not included in the annual payment, PAYL or CAW Loan Scheme option.