Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
Guided Learning Hour 24 Guided Learning Hours (24)
Course Material Course Material
Number of Modules 21 Number of Modules 21
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What Will I Learn?

Learn veterinary terminology.
Gain practical skills on how to handle cats, dogs and small mammals.
Learn how to interpret signs of pain.
Learn the basic anatomy and physiology of animals
Learn how to monitor in-patients, take vital signs, record keeping
Learn about health and safety regulations when practicing as part of a veterinary team
Learn how to feed animals who are healthy and sick


Working with animals is not always warm and fuzzy. If you want a career in Veterinary, you have to take the good with the bad. Caring for animals, particularly the sick can be emotionally draining unless you have the skills required to perform your job professionally. At the same time, it is only animal lovers who will enjoy a career in the veterinary industry and find it highly rewarding. If you love being around animals and would love to turn your passion into a career, then the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3 course is perfect for you.

The course will give learners a firm grounding on the essential skills of first aid, understanding basic anatomy, learning pet psychology, handling and restraining animals and working in a veterinary team.

As much as you aspire to work closely with animals, the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3 will distinguish the reality. Individuals will learn how to cope when making emotional decisions or when dealing with emergency situations. The course covers key topics on veterinary practices, animal psychology, and dealing with animals in stress and pain and advanced animal handling.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Entry Requirement

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
  • Access Duration
  •  Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Endorsed by
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

This online course will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully , all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your Quality Licence Scheme certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-03618

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Once you successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3 you can have a career in animal care or veterinary care. If you are interested in working in animal shelters, working in animal training or volunteering with foster animals, this certification will give you a starting point to further your career path. Animal care workers who are in pursuit of a promotion will also find this course highly useful.

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Pet Care Pro
  • Pet Care Associate
  • Pet Care Attendant
  • Pet Care Specialist

Others jobs you can get

  • Pet Sitter
  • Pet Groomer
  • Dog Walker
  • Pet Care Assistant
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to Veterinary Practice
Introduction to Veterinary Practice
2: Developing the Skill Set Required
Developing the Skill Set Required
3: Your Presentation and Personal Appearance
Your Presentation and Personal appearance
4: Terms and Abbreviation Used in Veterinary
Terms and Abbreviation used in Veterinary
5: Equipment Used in the Practice
Equipment used in the practice
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6: Basic Handling of Animals
Basic Handling of Animals
7: Animal Psychology
Animal Psychology
8: Dealing With Stress and Pain in Animals
Dealing with Stress and Pain in animals
9: Advanced Animal Handling
Advanced Animal Handling
10: Holding Animals for Medical Examination Procedure and for Blood Draw
Holding Animals for Medical Examination Procedure and for Blood draw
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11: The Veterinary Practices
The Veterinary Practices
12: Sterilizing Disinfection and Disease Control
Sterilizing Disinfection and Disease Control
13: Care of InPatients
Care of InPatients
14: Feeding the Animals
Feeding the Animals
15: Basic Anatomy of Animals
Basic Anatomy of Animals
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16: Basic Animal Physiology
Basic Animal Physiology
17: Normal Reference Ranges
Normal Reference Ranges
18: Euthanasia
19: Emergency Situations
Emergency Situations
20: First-Aid
21: Health Safety and Regulations
Health Safety and Regulations
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Exam Quiz
Exam : Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant at QLS Level 3 00:30:00

Students feedback


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    A M

    Abram Mann

    May 14, 2019

    Hoping to work with a veterinarian, this course helped me to understand a lot about animals and hoe to react around sick animals. Great learning experience indeed.

    J P

    Jason Peterson

    November 09, 2018
    Great Learning Platform

    I really enjoyed my learning experience with Global Edulink. I love the fact that everything was based online and I was able do all my learning in the comfort of my home.

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