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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This foundation degree provides opportunity for those who wish to develop a career in this discipline to satisfy the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) requirements to be included on their register of Veterinary Nurses.

The course focusses on the application of theory to professional practice and will facilitate both the personal and professional development of those wishing to become qualified registered Veterinary Nurses.

To satisfy RCVS regulations, the course includes significant periods of practice-based placement in each year of the course and students will be expected to complete a minimum of 1800 hours spent at an approved training practice.

As a Myerscough Veterinary Nursing student, you will benefit from individualised support within a welcoming culture, ensuring that you follow in the footsteps of our previous students with their outstanding high achievements and excellent student satisfaction.

Learning Environment

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including weekly lesson delivery for each module the student is studying, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops. Students will be expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and collaboration will form an important part of the course and the student’s personal and professional development. Students will also have access to specialist IT hardware and software where necessary to support their studies.


Students will face a variety of assessments including a combination of coursework, unseen examinations, practical assessments and an OSCE. The coursework assessment methods will include essays, reports and case study work.


Successful FdSc VN candidates may be able to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Top-up degree course, providing they have met the entry criteria. Applicants for the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing course must have Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at a minimum of merit and have satisfied all the RCVS requirements to enrol as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Applicants must also produce evidence of successfully completing a research based module at Level 5 to merit standard.


The course aims to provide a programme of veterinary nursing education which will enable FdSc holders to analyse key academic themes in the subject area and critically evaluate the wide range of management issues within different sectors of the veterinary industry, which will therefore prepare them for a successful career in the UK or overseas. The course promotes an ethos of self-development and reflection throughout the curriculum in order to foster a greater personal awareness and the confidence necessary to manage others. The course is designed with the intention that its graduates will be able to function effectively at a managerial level within the veterinary industry. Modular content emphasises the importance of career development and planning throughout.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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