Course Description

Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3

Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3 is a course run by South London College, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of 24 Guided Learning Hours. Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3 gives a Course Qualification of Level 3 Certificate. For more information about Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3 at South London College, please review the details below.

Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant – Level 3

Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards

This course is all you need to kick start your dream career in veterinary. This comprehensive course, with over 20 modules, will thoroughly educate you on all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to stand out as a qualified veterinary assistant within the industry. All you need to enroll in this course is a recognised qualification of level 2 or above in a related disciple, and behold how this course turns you into a skilled veterinary assistant in a matter of days.

Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant – Level 3 course (USA Standards) will start off with all the veterinary terminology that will be essential for your veterinary career. You will then be trained on how to handle cats, dogs and small mammals in a friendly way so as to not frighten them. The basic anatomy and physiology of animals will also be covered extensively through this course to help you deal with them appropriately.

Our tutors will enlighten you on how to interpret signs of pain in animals and on how to feed animals who are sick and healthy. This course will also walk you through the other daily tasks of a veterinary assistant such as monitoring in-patients, taking vital signs and record keeping, after which the health and safety regulations of a veterinary institute will be presented. By the end of this course, you will walk away with knowledge and skills that will immensely help you get into the veterinary industry.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. 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 Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Course Curriculum
1: Introduction To Veterinary Practice
2: Developing The Skill Set Required
3: Your Presentation And Personal Appearance
4: Terms And Abbreviation Used In Veterinary
5: Equipment Used In The Practice
6: Basic Handling Of Animals
7: Animal Psychology
8: Dealing With Stress And Pain In Animals
9: Advanced Animal Handling
10: Holding Animals For Medical Examination Procedure And For Blood Draw
11: The Veterinary Practices
12: Sterilizing Disinfection And Disease Control
13: Care Of Inpatients
14: Feeding The Animals
15: Basic Anatomy Of Animals
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16: Basic Animal Physiology
17: Normal Reference Ranges
18: Euthanasia
19: Emergency Situations
20: First-Aid
21: Health Safety And Regulations

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

Individuals who want to explore career opportunities in veterinary service
Individuals who are animal lovers or in regular contact with animals, those working in shelters and as volunteers
Veterinary Technicians
Anyone with a deep interest in animal care and veterinary care.

Access Duration

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.

Method of Assessment

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.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other benefits

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 a TOTUM discount card
Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

The Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Support Assistant - Level 3 course at South London College is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderSouth London College
Course LocationDublin
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationLevel 3 Certificate
Course Duration24 Guided Learning Hours
Course Fee149
Entry RequirementsLearners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT. A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
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Phone+44 203 884 3001
Course CodeQLS-03618
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35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, Dublin, United Kingdom. Eircode: EC4M 7JN

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