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Veterinary Care Assistants Free Training – Just 9 Days Left!


Don’t miss out!

There are just 9 days left to take advantage of the fully funded (ie FREE!) Level 2 Diploma for Veterinary Care Assistants (VCA) training.

‘We have been delighted with the response from practices taking up the full funding offer over the past few months’ commented Leslie Heaton-Smith of The College of Animal Welfare, adding ‘but unfortunately the funding cannot last forever and will reduce down from the end of this month.’

Any practice enrolling their student after this time will continue to receive funding for the course fees but will be required to contribute towards the cost by paying the awarding body fees of £174. After July the funding for this year will have been used up and then it’s back to full course and awarding body fees of £1039 applying.
Veterinary practices do not have to be an RCVS Training Practice to train their veterinary care staff using this nationally recognised qualification. The course is taught completely online so College attendance is not required. Students can start at any time and should aim to complete the award within 12 months. The VCA programme can also, in combination with GCSEs at Grade C or above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent), allow progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing programme.

Please note that the funding is only available for students, aged 19 or over, who are employed in a veterinary practice* in England.

To take advantage of full funding, enrolments must be received by the 31 May 2012.
Further details on the VCA programme can be found here. To enrol online please click here or call us on 0844 372 9410.

* The employer must have less than 250 employees.