Veterinary Nursing (City and Guilds) Diploma Level 3

North Highland College UHI


Thurso Campus


This qualification suits those who wish to qualify and register with the RCVS as a Veterinary Nurse. Train in our fully equipped laboratories and state of the art practical training suites with expert tuition from our experienced RVN’s and veterinary surgeon. You will spend time studying at our Rural Studies Centre, Halkirk in years 1, 2 and 3. Placement in an approved training practice is required to undertake the course. Assistance will be given to successful applicants looking to secure a placement.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and a science subject. Interiew.

Recent work experience of at least 10 days in small animal veterinary practice working alongside Registered Veterinary Nurses is mandatory. It is important to include full details of this experience with your application and include a reference if possible.

Applicants should be at least 17 years of age with a reasonably high standard of physical fitness.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2.5 years


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