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Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing Block Release

There’s still time to start training as a veterinary nurse this February!


Do you dream of working with animals? Perhaps you’re stuck in a dead end job that doesn’t inspire you, and long to earn a living from doing something you love…

For those looking for a new career working with animals, don’t just wish it would happen – make 2019 the year you turn your dreams into a reality and begin training as a veterinary nurse!

Veterinary nursing is the perfect job for those looking for a varied, challenging and rewarding career where you will make a difference to the lives of animals every single day. What’s more – there’s a nationwide shortage of veterinary nurses, so job prospects on completion of formal training are excellent. But that’s not all…

If you choose to undertake veterinary nurse training on a block release basis, you could start on your journey to a new career as early as next month!

Our next block release course begins in February 2019 at our Huntingdon centre, and there’s still time to apply!

As a block release student, you would attend college in two week blocks, four times per year and be supported by online learning. Outside of college you will gain practical experience in a suitable veterinary practice, either as a paid employee or a non-employed student on work placement. There are also apprenticeship options available.

Traditionally block release programmes have much smaller class sizes than day release programmes, so could be ideal if you prefer more intimate classes or are located too far from college to travel in weekly.

For more information about block release training, and details about how to apply, please visit our website.