Veterinary Care Assistant (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 2

UHI North Highland


Thurso Campus


This City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma (SCQF Level 5) qualification suits those who have a desire to work with animals and want to train to provide care to animals in a veterinary care environment under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon. It is designed to provide practical competence and knowledge for the role of veterinary care assistant. This course is a combination of college-based study where you will study in our state of the art practical training suites at our Rural Studies Centre in Halkirk with expert tuition from our experienced RVNs and Veterinary Surgeons.

This Level 2 qualification is designed for those keen to work in a career where they are providing care to animals in a veterinary care environment, under the direction and supervision of Veterinary staff.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English or another English based subject and Maths. Interview. You should have evidence of 10 days' work experience in a veterinary practice.

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age, with a reasonably high standard of physical fitness.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

28 weeks


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals