Veterinary nursing assistant - level 2 apprenticeship framework
This framework sets out the standards and criteria you must meet to complete the apprenticeship programme and receive your apprenticeship certificate for level two veterinary nursing assistant. This is the only level two training in this skill acceptable for apprenticeshipsni funding.
About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 2 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within science and medical services sector.
If you successfully complete the apprenticeship, you'll be awarded a level two qualification and recognition as a veterinary care assistant/animal nursing assistant within the sector.
Achievement of a level 2 veterinary nursing assistant apprenticeship will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete the combined competence and knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 1
- communication – level 1
- information and communication technology – level 1
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competence and knowledge qualifications
You need to complete the combined competence and knowledge-based qualification shown below.
- City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma For Veterinary Care Assistants 600/0106/9
- VetSkill Level 2 Certificate in Veterinary Care Support 603/3568/3
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme. There are no formal entry requirements for learners doing this apprenticeship, however employers may apply their own criteria at recruitment.
Employers and training contractors must make sure learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.
For this framework, you must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from the training contractor that the ERR has been completed.
While not required for apprenticeship certification, it is recommended that you complete a one day emergency first aid course approved by the health and safety executive.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/ college to make sure all components of this framework are delivered in line with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
The content of this framework (Framework 115 Issue 04: 03/21) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy.
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