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ABC Animal Nursing Assistant (Award) – Correspondence Course (On-Line)

ABC Animal Nursing Assistant (Award) – Correspondence Course (On-Line)

About the course

The ANA AWARD course is designed for those students currently working in a veterinary practice who wish to expand their knowledge and practical skills and achieve a recognised and valued qualification. It is aimed primarily at veterinary receptionists and those wishing to become an animal nursing assistant and wish to expand their veterinary nursing knowledge in order to provide improved assistance to clients and other veterinary staff.

Course modules

Year 1

Deliver basic treatments to animals

Carry out reception duties

Principles of basic animal nursing assistance

Control and restraint of animals

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students will be working in veterinary practice for a suitable amount of time to gain experience. The qualification is managed by Myerscough College and awarded by the Awarding Body Consortium. (ABC)

Student will automatically register with ABC through their enrolment with Myerscough College.

The package includes:

  • Course Provision
  • ABC Registration
  • Assessment Fees (Internal and External moderation)
  • Examination Fees

Mandatory Additional Application Documents:

Learning and assessment

The course will be delivered by workbooks that can be accessed online. There are 4 units in total to pass the qualification and learners are expected to cover all the learning outcomes by completing assessments. The assessments are presented in various methods – assignments, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, case studies, practical tasks and witness statements.

Students will need to structure their own study time and practical assessment within the veterinary practice. A qualified member of the team, either a RVN or MRCVS must also be willing to support the student and sign off practical work.


Students who successfully complete the course of study may wish to remain in employment at a veterinary practice and progress onto the Animal Nursing Assistant level 2 Certificate.

Myerscough College - Veterinary Nursing Courses
Myerscough College - Veterinary Nursing Courses

Veterinary Nursing

Myerscough School of Veterinary Nursing has been an established provider of education and training for veterinary nurses for more than 35 years, with approval from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons granted in 1975. In this time the College has successfully taught many small animal and equine student nurses from all parts of Britain and Europe.

Veterinary Nurses (VNs) work alongside veterinary surgeons and provide a high standard of care and treatment for animals. This includes skilled supportive care for ill animals as well as undertaking minor surgery, monitoring animals during anaesthesia, providing medical treatments and carrying out diagnostic tests.